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Funder Spotlight: Midwest Dairy

The Science Museum of Minnesota has welcomed its newest Premier Partner: Midwest Dairy®, an organization that represents local dairy farm families from across 10 Midwest states, and works on their behalf to share dairy’s farm-to-table story and inspire consumers’ confidence in dairy as a local, safe and responsibly-produced choice for their household.

Midwest Dairy was drawn to the partnership with its aligned interests in sustainability and nutrition, and with hopes to inspire young people to pursue science careers and consider the many aspects of agriculture and food production. The partnership also fits into the overall dairy community’s "Undeniably Dairy" campaign that shares how dairy is good for the body and made with care for the planet.

“Midwest Dairy is thrilled to kick off this new partnership with the Science Museum of Minnesota,” says Molly Pelzer, CEO of Midwest Dairy. “Given that both organizations ground our work in science and research, we look forward to collaborating to showcase how dairy can be a solution for the environment and enhancing the love for dairy with the families who visit the museum each year.”

The Science Museum and Midwest Dairy will create a new food experience for museum visitors that will explore agriculture, food security, food systems, and more. The partnership will also assemble a team of partners, scientists, and experts to explore the ways science is used to create a more sustainable, equitable, locally-sourced food supply, as well as dairy connections found in the museum’s research work and collections. 

“We’re grateful to welcome Midwest Dairy as the Science Museum’s newest Premier Partner,” says Alison Rempel Brown, president and CEO of the Science Museum of Minnesota. “Their support is critical to helping the Science Museum fulfill its mission of science and education that centers equity. Together, we will help the people we serve explore where our food comes from and find ways to create a more sustainable and equitable food supply.”

Midwest Dairy joins 3M, HealthPartners, and Target in the museum’s Premier Partner program. 


About the Science Museum of Minnesota: The Science Museum of Minnesota is one of the state’s most beloved museums, with a reach that extends well beyond its riverfront location in downtown Saint Paul. Along with serving hundreds of thousands of people each year through its unique combination of cutting-edge technology, hands-on STEM exploration, and world-class collection of fossils and artifacts, the museum reaches schools in all 87 Minnesota counties; provides critical STEM workforce development and leadership training for youth; and conducts research on water quality, climate change, paleontology and archaeology in locations around the world. Equity work is in the Science Museum’s DNA, demonstrated through its commitment to being a resource to the entire community – at a time when science and scientific learning and equitable access to STEM and STEM careers is more critical than ever. For more information, visit smm.org

Midwest Dairy® represents 5,800 dairy farm families and works on their behalf to build dairy demand by inspiring consumer confidence in our products and production practices. We are committed to Bringing Dairy to Life for a Better World by Working with Others to Give Consumers an Excellent Dairy Experience, and we are funded from farmers from across a 10-state region, including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. For more information, visit MidwestDairy.com. Follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook at Midwest Dairy.