Young Dairy Leaders

Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders

Midwest Dairy supports the next generation of dairy leaders through a variety of programs, scholarships and internships, paving the way for continued success in the dairy industry.

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Dairy Ambassadors

The Dairy Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students interested in dairy. Dairy Ambassadors will have the opportunity to connect with consumers and share their dairy story while networking with their peers and industry professionals.

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Dairy Princess Program

Midwest Dairy invests in Dairy Princess Programs, which offer leadership opportunities to shape young dairy advocates. Dairy princesses represent dairy farmers from their respective states and attend events throughout the year of their reign with the goal of connecting with consumers.

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Dairy Scholarships

To support the education of the next generation of dairy leaders, Midwest Dairy offers a variety of scholarship opportunities to colleges located in our 10-state region.

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Dairy Internships

To help grow the future industry workforce, Midwest Dairy offers unique internship opportunities. These are available to college-age students interested in pursuing degrees in communication, public relations, marketing, food science, or agribusiness.

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Checkoff success stories

Learn more about how checkoff’s investment in developing young dairy leaders is helping to build consumer confidence in dairy and to shape the future of the dairy industry.

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