Minnesota Dairy Initiative

Dairy Development & Profitability
Enhancement Program

Established to Energize a Healthy and Vibrant Dairy Industry in Minnesota

MDI- Southeast Region

MDI- Southeast Region serves the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca and Winona.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Jim Fountaine, Coordinator
326 Bergen Circle
Kenyon, MN 55946
(507) 330-1333

Abby Thesing, Coordinator
Pine Island, MN 55934
(320) 290-4996

Jim Paulson, Coordinator
10304 County 10
Caledonia, MN 55921
(507) 251-4694

Deb Pike, Office Manager
6540 65th Street NE
Rochester, MN 55906
(507) 951-3610

Our Mission

MDI's mission is to help existing and potential dairy producers succeed through team-based on-farm education, resources and networking.

The MDI Program has been a major contributor in the development of, not only our farm, but us as individuals. The MDI program helps with enhancing and planning for the future of the farm and our family goals.

Winona County Dairy Producer