People Behind Dairy Products

Lizzy Schultz

The Midwest Dairy Association recently named a new CEO for the first time in 35 years. Lucas Lentsch, with his long-standing, diverse experience in agriculture, took the helm with ease. Jamie Johansen spoke with him during NAFB’s Trade Talk to discuss some of the organization’s latest campaigns and new partnerships. Midwest Dairy Association has partnered with YUM! Brands, which includes …

Ag Group, Audio, Communications, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Marketing, NAFB

Dairy Checkoff Awards 13 Scholarships

Lizzy Schultz

13 academic scholarships were recently awarded to college students who intend to serve as future leaders of the dairy industry. The scholarships, presented by The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) through Dairy Management Inc. and the national dairy checkoff, awarded each student with $2,500. One outstanding student was also awarded the $3,500 James H. Loper Jr. Memorial Scholarship. …

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Dairy Checkoff Launches Partnership with Yum! Brands

Jamie Johansen

The national dairy checkoff announced a partnership with Yum! Brands to grow U.S. dairy sales internationally, specifically in Asia Pacific, as well as Latin America and the Caribbean. Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell with nearly 43,000 restaurants in 135 countries and territories, is the global leader in the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style restaurant …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Dairy Management Inc., Food, Marketing, National Milk

DMI CEO Outlines Plan for Dairy Sales Abroad

Lizzy Schultz

Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) CEO Tom Gallagher delivered a highlight of dairy checkoff priorities during the 2016 joint annual meeting of the United Dairy Industry Association, the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board, and National Milk Producers Federation in Nashville. Gallagher unveiled how DMI, which manages the national dairy checkoff, will partner with Yum! Brands, the parent company of Kentucky …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Dairy Management Inc., Food, International

Celebrating The Masters of Wisconsin Cheese

Lizzy Schultz

The World Dairy Expo hosts and celebrates a global audience of dairy producers each year, but the Wisconsin dairy industry has always remained a standout on the event’s international platform. The state is a milk production powerhouse, producing a record 29 billion pounds of milk last year, but the product Wisconsin is truly famous for is cheese, thanks in large …

Ag Group, Audio, Cheese, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, World Dairy Expo

Dairy Checkoff, McDonalds Serve Lattes to NYC Commuters

Lizzy Schultz

In honor of National Coffee Day, New York dairy farmer Kendra Lamb teamed up with dairy checkoff partner McDonald’s in New York City to offer free lattes to New York City commuters and start several meaningful conversations about the milk used to make it. The campaign was part of McDonald’s “food journey” to build awareness of the company’s commitment to …

Ag Group, consumer, Dairy, Dairy Checkoff, Dairy Management Inc., Milk

DMI Announces New President

Lizzy Schultz

Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) recently promoted Barb O’Brien as the organization’s new president. O’Brien will now oversee the strategic planning and operations for DMI. “Barb has a proven track record in developing strategy and building partnerships with and through the industry to position U.S. dairy farmers and the broader dairy community for success,” DMI CEO Tom Gallagher said. “She has …

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June Dairy Market Report

Lizzy Schultz

This month’s Dairy Market Report from Dairy Management Inc. and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) shows that U.S. milk production was 1.2 percent higher in April than a year earlier.This interrupts the pattern of the three previous months, which had suggested the nation’s milk supply was experiencing a rapid growth spurt. Domestic commercial use of milk solids grew faster …

Ag Group, Dairy, Dairy Business, Dairy Checkoff, dairy farming, Dairy Management Inc., Markets, Milk, National Milk

New Episode of 'Acres and Avenues' Video Series

Jamie Johansen

Dairy Management Inc. has released a new episode of its “Acres and Avenues” video series. The series helps advance the conversation to reconnect people with dairy farmers who produce our nation’s milk supply. The videos achieve this through a unique cultural exchange/job shadow experience between dairy farmers and millennials. Episode 4, titled “Dairy Family Legacy Puts Social Farmer to Work,” …

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Acres & Avenues Launches Second Season

Lizzy Schultz

Dairy Management Incorporated (DMI) has announced that the checkoff-funded Acres and Avenues online video series, designed to advance the conversation and help people reconnect with dairy farmers who produce our nation’s milk supply, launched its second season on June 1, 2016. Acres and Avenues chronicles a unique cultural exchange and job shadow experience between dairy farmers and millennials, where both …

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