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Maple Grove Student Meets Warren Buffett to Share Ideas and Receive Advice on Leading Change to Improve School Wellness

May 03, 2013 12:00 PM
Josh Miller, a student from Basswood Elementary School in Maple Grove (District 279), experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet renowned business leader Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting in Omaha, Neb. today as part of GENYOUth Foundation’s AdVenture Capital grant program. Miller was one of five students serving as a Student Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60, the nation’s largest in-school wellness program created by National Dairy Council and the National Football

Midwest Dairy Awards Four South Dakota Schools with Prizes, NFL Player Visits for Fuel Up to Play 60 Program Efforts

May 03, 2013 9:56 AM
This school year, four South Dakota schools are being rewarded for their efforts to get active, eat healthy and make a difference in their schools. Students and adult advisors at Garfield Elementary in Sioux Falls and Woonsocket Elementary in Woonsocket earned Grand Prize honors in the state’s Fuel Up to Play 60 School Champions contest. Robert Frost Elementary in Sioux Falls took second place, and Edison Middle School claimed third prize in the contest.

Iowa Students are Living Healthier Thanks to the Support of School Wellness Programs

Students across Iowa are learning the benefits of eating healthy and staying active, thanks in part to the nearly $39,000 in donations made last year to support Fuel Up to Play 60. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program created in partnership with Midwest Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with USDA that encourages students to eat healthy, be active for 60 minutes a day, and make positive, healthy changes in their schools and communities.

Scholarships Offered to Students from Dairy Farm Families

April 25, 2013 5:01 PM
Students from dairy farm families in Nebraska who contribute to Midwest Dairy Association through the dairy checkoff are eligible to apply for scholarships offered by the organization.

Dairy Farm Award Winners from the Midwest Exemplify Commitment to Stewardship and Sustainability

April 23, 2013 1:00 PM
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy recently announced the winners of its second annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards, which recognize dairy farms for practices that advance the industry’s commitment to healthy products, healthy communities and a healthy planet. Midwest Dairy Association is pleased to announce that two farms within its territory were honored, including Prairieland Dairy of Firth, Neb., and McCarty Family Farms, LLC of Rexford, Kan.

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