Today’s dairy leaders are redefining what it means to be sustainable businesses by elevating good business practices, developing and implementing transportation and logistics solutions, ensuring the highest standards for animal welfare, and committing to and achieving environmental stewardship throughout their supply chains. The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), therefore, said it is introducing Dairy Innovator Dialogues, a new video and multimedia series that goes behind the scenes with today's most innovative dairy leaders and companies.
Each episode of Dairy Innovator Dialogues is hosted by IDFA President and CEO Michael Dykes, D.V.M., and underscores stories of innovation, sustainability and smart growth happening throughout the dairy supply chain thanks to industry leaders and forward-thinkers. Viewers will get the inside scoop on what it takes to remain competitive and successful in a quickly evolving industry, Washington, D.C.-based IDFA said. Dairy industry executives, analysts and thought leaders will discuss how U.S. dairy is leading the world in sustainable business practices, applying data and technology to solve multiple challenges, and connecting with today's consumer at a deeper, more meaningful level than any other category within the food and beverage industry.
“Today’s dairy leaders are redefining what it means to be innovative by elevating data and analytics throughout the supply chain, developing and implementing transportation and logistics solutions, ensuring the highest standards for animal welfare and committing to and achieving environmental stewardship throughout their businesses,” said Dykes. “Dairy Innovator Dialogues is a lesson in show and tell — you’ll see how dairy companies are responding to consumer demand, growing markets, modernizing operations, delivering sustainable products and giving back to their communities. I am so proud of the leadership shown by America’s dairy industry, and this series brings it to life.”
Each week, IDFA will release a new episode of Dairy Innovator Dialogues. This season’s episodes feature interviews with Jeff Kaneb, chief operating officer, HP Hood; Doug Wilke, CEO, Valley Queen Cheese Factory; Jerry Kaminski, chief operating officer, Land O’Lakes; Ed Mullins, CEO and executive vice president, Prairie Farms Dairy; and Patrick Criteser, president and CEO, Tillamook County Creamery Association, IDFA said. To learn more about Dairy Innovator Dialogues and IDFA’s Dairy Innovates campaign, visit www.idfa.org/dairyinnovates.
Watch Episode 1, featuring Prairie Farms’ Mullins.