Who We Are

The Central Plains Dairy Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 organization committed to serving the dairy industry in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. We believe in investing in the people of dairy and supporting proactive programming across the region, driving innovation and progress in our industry.


Lon and Kathy Tonneson Scholarship

The Lon & Kathy Tonneson Dairy Leadership Scholarship was established in 2019 by Tracey and Brian Erickson of Arlington, SD, to honor Lon and Kathy for their years of dedication to growing agriculture and the dairy industry. Erickson Farms pledged to fund the $500 scholarship for 10 years.

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