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Dairy Research and Promotion Council

Active dates:1975 -

Stimulate, increase, and improve use of the commodity: provide funds to local, regional, national, or international organizations that promote use of the commodity or related products; provide funds to institutions that carry out research concerning the production, processing, and marketing of the commodity; and pursue any other programs that commodity producers determine to be in their interest and in the interest of the public welfare of Minnesota.

Preceded by:
Minnesota Dairy Research and Promotion Board
Minnesota Dairy Board of Directors
Succeeded by:
Midwest Dairy Council

Merged with North Dakota and South Dakota dairy promotion councils in 1993, forming the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council of the Upper Midwest. In 2003 this organization joined with the Midland Dairy Association to form the Midwest Dairy Association, which includes Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, Arkansas, Nebraska, parts of Oklahoma.

The Midwest Dairy Association was formed in 2000, becoming the recordkeeper for the Minnesota Dairy Promotion Council and similar dairy concerns.

The Midwest Dairy Council, an affiliate of National Dairy Council, is the nutrition education division of Midwest Dairy Association.


22 members appointed by commissioner of agriculture; 2-year terms.

News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1969-2003.
Record last updated: 10/13/2023

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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