Iowa Dairy Center hires new coordinator


Iowa Dairy Center has named a new coordinator to run its office south of the Northeast Iowa Community College Calmar campus.

Mariah Schmitt will be responsible for public relations, grant writing, publications and other responsibilities pertaining to the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation's everyday operations. She will also be working closely with the foundation’s board of directors to promote the dairy industry.

"Growing up on my family's dairy farm, I developed a passion for the dairy community at a young age," Schmitt said in a press release. "I am excited to join the Dairy Foundation and share my passion with dairy farmers and students to help make the dairy industry stronger for future generations."

Schmitt has also interned at several dairy organizations, including Midwest Dairy Association and Osborn Barr Communications. 

Schmitt is from Atkinson and graduated from Iowa State University with a double major in dairy science and agriculture and society. She continues to help her parents and sister run their family farm.

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