Connie Tipton has been named executive v.p. and will succeed her husband as president and CEO of the Washington-based association starting January 1, 2004. Connie Tipton has been with IDFA since 1981 and she has served in an executive capacity since 1989.
Attendance was up roughly 10% at the 2003 Forum, which was held at the La Quinta resort near Palm Springs, Jan. 19-22. Programs focussed on topics ranging from international dairy opportunities to government’s role in milk pricing, and obesity and dairy. Awards included IDFA’s Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year, co-sponsored by Dairy Today Magazine, Dairy Foods’ and Dairy Food’s Processor of the Year. More details will appear in the March issue of Dairy Foods.