Opportunity. Join your colleagues to honor the leaders who make dairy such a dynamic and exciting industry. Celebrate this year’s recipients of the Soaring Eagle Awards, the National Cheese Institute Laureate Award, the Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year Award and the Dairy Foods Processor of the Year Award. Honor the men and women who make a real difference for dairy in the ways they effect change, embrace challenges and create new opportunities to improve our industry. Read More
Change. Aggregate U.S. dairy consumption is projected to remain relatively flat. Meanwhile, dairy has increased competition for “share of stomach.” Global growth in dairy consumption is concentrated in a handful of emerging markets. Challenge. How can U.S. companies prosper amid a complex global trade environment and an intensifying competitive landscape? Opportunity. McKinsey & Company, advisers and counselors to many of the world's leading businesses and institutions, will discuss what its new research shows. Get a head start on the future by learning how dairy companies can prepare now to capture growth in a quickly changing food and beverage environment. Read More
Change. According to economists, income growth patterns will spread buying power across many more nations in the years to come, and that growth is likely to occur in regions that will be challenged to produce enough milk and food to meet the increased demand. Challenge. How can we get dairy products from traditional or emerging dairy production regions to where the growth will be? Would this require changes to existing trade patterns? Could it come from investment in new dairy production regions? Or both? Opportunity. International dairy co-op leaders will discuss the challenges facing dairy farmers and co-ops around the world and debate the opportunities presented. Read More
Select sessions from IDFA's Dairy forum are broadcasting LIVE on January 25th throughout the day. Session one begins at 10:00 am EST and will cover change, challenge and opporunity. From nutrition policy to milk pricing to trade agreements, the coming year will be one of change, challenge and opportunity for the U.S. dairy industry. Challenge. How can the industry meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities ahead? Opportunity. IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton will share her perspective on the policies, politics, regulations and trends that will be in play for dairy during 2016 and beyond. Read More
FREE Webinar: The U.S. Dairy Export Council is back with its 9th annual “State of the Industry” outlook call! Join us for our yearly look around the corner at the drivers and dynamics of the global dairy business – and what to expect in the year ahead.
ON DEMAND In this free webinar, panelists will talk about controlling and preventing food-borne diseases in milk, understanding the link between food safety and dairy microbiology, adding value to milk and beverages, flavor and format trends in dairy-based beverages and opportunities in nondairy beverages.
On Demand In this free hour-long webinar, Allen Sayler from the Center for Food Safety & Regulatory Solutions will cover "Best Practices” in dairy food and beverage manufacturing. Topics to be discussed range from Identifying and understanding the most likely hazards to avoiding product recalls.
On Demand Attendees of this webinar will learn about avoiding common defects affecting flavor, structure, moisture and acidity, quality control measures to ensure a better product and best practices in cheesemaking
On Demand Dairy producers are embracing inline analysis to save hundreds of thousands of dollars while improving product consistency. Results every 10 seconds, for protein, moisture, fat, make it easy to run production closer to specification. Examples include WPC/MPC, greek yogurt, cream cheese, butter, powders, mozzarella and cream.