The 2014 Dairy Forum honored the leaders who have built the International Dairy Foods Association into a strong voice for processors of milk, cheese, ice cream and other dairy foods. IDFA held its annual event in late January in Palm Desert, Calif.
In a moving tribute at the opening breakfast, industry leaders reminisced about the late E. Linwood “Tip” Tipton who formed IDFA, started the Dairy Forum, created the Milk Processor Education Program and represented dairy interests forcefully in Washington, D.C. and around the world. Tipton passed away in October 2013 (see Dairy Foods, November 2013). His widow, Connie Tipton, is the association’s president and CEO.