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January 07, 2014 1:56 PM


ST. PAUL, Minn. – Midwest Dairy Association begins its annual round of District Meetings this week in Minnesota, updating dairy producers on their $.15 per hundredweight dairy checkoff investment.  Most of the meetings also include the business of county American Dairy Association (ADA) units, which operate and receive funding through Midwest Dairy Association.

At each meeting, a district board representative and a staff member will be on hand to provide reports and answer questions.  Their presentation will focus on the association’s three priorities – growing dairy sales, defending dairy’s place in the diet and inspiring consumer confidence in dairy.

The presentation will highlight partnerships such as one with McDonald’s that has resulted in the introduction of 27 new menu items with dairy in an 18-month period. Presenters will also discuss how dairy research has attracted more than $75 million in outside funding, and how Midwest Dairy has recently promoted the expansion of school breakfast to help bolster student achievement.

Current dairy producers are invited to attend the meeting nearest them by making reservations on the Minnesota page of midwestdairycheckoff.com, or by calling 1-800-642-3895 or emailing kpottinger@midwestdairy.com.

The meeting schedule follows:

District

Date

Time

Location

Counties in District

6

1/8/14

11:30 AM

Falls Ballroom, Little Falls

Crow Wing, Morrison

8 & 9

1/10/14

11:30 AM

Paul's Par-A-Dice, Albany

Stearns

19

1/14/14

11:30 AM

The Willows, New Richland

Blue Earth, Faribault, Freeborn, Martin, Steele, Waseca, Watonwan

15

1/20/14

7:00 PM

American Legion, Montgomery

Dakota, LeSueur, Rice, Scott

16

1/22/14

11:30 AM

Zumbrota VFW, Zumbrota

Goodhue

13

1/24/14

11:30 AM

Unhinged Pizza, Norwood - Young America

Carver, McLeod

14

1/25/14

12 NOON

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, New Ulm

Brown, Nicollet, Sibley (with DHIA)

5

1/31/14

11:30 AM

Browerville Community Center, Browerville

Todd

1

2/10/14

11:30 AM

McIntosh Community Center, McIntosh

Beltrami, Clearwater, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau

10

2/15/14

7:30 PM

Spring Lake Lutheran Church, North Branch

 Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Hennepin (with DHIA), Isanti, Sherburne, Washington

11

2/19/14

11:30 AM

The Oaks, Willmar

Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Renville, Swift, Yellow Medicine

4

2/20/14

11:30 AM

Ottertail Community Center, Ottertail

East Otter Tail, West Otter Tail, Wilkin

21

2/21/14

11:30 AM

Lewiston Silo School, Lewiston

Winona (with DHIA)

3

2/24/14

11:30 AM

Pizza Ranch, Wadena

Becker, Cass, Clay, Hubbard, Wadena

7

2/28/14

11:30 AM

Pizza Ranch, Alexandria

Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Traverse

2

3/1/14

12:00 PM

Cassidy's, Hinckley

Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Mille Lacs, Pine, St. Louis

17

3/3/14

7:30 PM

American Legion, Millville

Wabasha (with DHIA)

18

3/6/14

Leadership 11:00 AM 12:00 PM

Pizza Ranch, Slayton

Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock

12

3/11/14

11:30 AM

Cokato City Hall, Cokato

Meeker, Wright (with DHIA)

22

3/18/14

7:30 PM

Branding Iron, Preston

Fillmore (with DHIA), Houston

20

3/20/14

12 NOON

Stewartville Legion, Stewartville

Dodge, Mower, Olmsted (with DHIA)

Additional County ADA Local Meetings

 

 

2/17/14

11:30 AM

Community Center, Rogers

Hennepin (with DHIA)

 

3/15/14

7:30 PM

Good Times, Caledonia

Houston (with DHIA)

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Midwest Dairy Association is a non-profit organization funded by dairy producers to help build sales and demand for dairy products through integrated marketing, nutrition education and research. Midwest Dairy is funded by checkoff dollars from dairy producers in a 10-state region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. For more information, visit www.midwestdairycheckoff.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at Midwest Dairy.






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Sherry Newell

Sr. Communications Manager

Contact:
320.363.4829
snewell@midwestdairy.com


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