IDFA CEO & President Bids Farewell to Dairy

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President and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Connie Tipton, will be retiring at the end of this year. Tipton has led the association since 2004 and has dedicated her career to being a strong voice for the dairy community. “I have decided to retire at the end of 2016 after 35 fulfilling years representing the dairy foods …

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Dairy Strong Bringing Industry Together

Lizzy Schultz

While the Dairy Strong Conference is still quite new to the dairy industry, occurring for only the second time in 2016, it is already making a widespread impact across the community. Over 600 dairy industry professionals from 17 US states and five different countries traveled to this week’s conference, which was held in Madison, Wisconsin. Dairy Strong is hosted by …

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Review Period for Dairy Sustainability Guide

Lizzy Schultz

The farmer-funded Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy recently announced the opportunity for interested parties to participate in a 60-day review period for the new Stewardship and Sustainability Guide for U.S. Dairy, set to release this May with the intent to improve consumer confidence in dairy by providing more industry transparency. The guide was first launched in 2013 through an industry-wide …

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Dairy Industry Supports Movember

Lizzy Schultz

November has become the hairiest month of the year in support of a great cause, and The MoDairy campaign is making sure that agriculture professionals are joining in on the movement. MoDairy supports the Movember Foundation, a national organization committed to raising awareness of men’s health issues including prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. The foundation uses the mustache …

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WDE Highlights Master Cheesemaker Program

Lizzy Schultz

Due to generous support from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board(WMMB), World Dairy Expo attendees had the opportunity to meet some of the acclaimed Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers, as well as the opportunity to sample a few of their world renowned cheeses. The Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® program was initiated as a means to keep Wisconsin the nation’s premier cheesemaking state, at the …

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2015 World Dairy Expo Summary

Lizzy Schultz

The 2015 World Dairy Expo had a total attendance of 72,427, including 3,060 registered international guests from 94 countries. The top five countries of registered international attendance were Canada, Mexico, China, Brazil and Germany. This year, the trade show included 871 participating companies from around the world. Trade Show Booth Award Winners: Large Booth Award – Polaris Industries Medium Booth …

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#WDE15 Facilitates International Collaboration

Lizzy Schultz

Management of World Dairy Expo takes a village of industry professionals, and the man at the helm of it all is Al Deming, President of the World Dairy Expo Board of Directors. Deming works closely with the Expo’s key staff of about 14 people, as well as over 500 volunteers that offer their time to help the Dairy Expo run …

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WDE Book Celebrates Show’s Founder

Lizzy Schultz

The World Dairy Expo is kickstarting a year long celebration of it’s 50th anniversary in 2016 with the publishing of We Need A Show, a commemorative book on the prestigious show’s history. Among the many contributors to the book’s content is Roy Hetts, son of World Dairy Expo Founder Alan Hetts. Alan Hetts’ was a lifelong Wisconsin Dairyman, and his …

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Dairy Groups Praise Move to Increase Market Access to Canada

John Davis

Dairy groups are pleased with U.S. House members’ efforts to get better access to markets in Canada. The National Milk Producers Federation, the U.S. Dairy Export Council and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) commended a bipartisan and regionally diverse group of House members for urging Canada to allow more imports of U.S. dairy products as an outcome of the …

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Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council Meeting Slated for Nov.

John Davis

The Dairy Cattle Reproduction Council (DCRC) will meet this fall in upstate New York. The group’s annual meeting is slated for November 12 – 13 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Buffalo, New York. “Our goal is to bring together top dairy reproduction authorities and industry leaders to improve dairy reproductive performance,” explains Joe Dalton, DCRC president. “This year’s program …

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