Podcast: Innovation

Episode 31: Driving dairy demand through synergistic partnerships

The latest episode of Midwest Dairy’s Dairy on the Air podcast – Driving Dairy Demand Through Synergistic Partnerships – features a conversation with Jon Moss, chief brand officer/senior vice president at Pizza Ranch. Moss shares how strategic partnerships between Pizza Ranch and Midwest Dairy have been mutually beneficial for driving demand during the pandemic and…

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Episode 30: Fueling dairy’s success through e-commerce channels

The latest episode of Midwest Dairy’s Dairy on the Air podcast – Fueling dairy’s success through e-commerce channels – features an in-depth discussion with Paul Ziemnisky, executive vice president of Global Innovation Partnerships at Dairy Management Inc. (DMI). Ziemnisky shares his insights on the dairy industry’s growing relationship with Amazon and what this means for…

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Episode 26: The 21st-century eater and opportunities for dairy

In the latest episode of Midwest Dairy’s Dairy on the Air podcast, a conversation from the recent virtual Dairy Experience Forum continues, discussing what consumers look for and how dairy can fit into their needs during COVID-19 and beyond. The 21st-century eater is someone who demands food fulfills needs at the intersection of health, sustainability…

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Episode 25: Shifting consumer demands & opportunities for dairy post COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically altered consumer habits, and dairy has felt that impact in various ways. Larry Levin, executive vice president of market and shopper intelligence at IRi Worldwide, joins host Andy Vance on the latest episode of Dairy on the Air to discuss how the pandemic increased demand for dairy and what dairy…

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Episode 24: Key takeaways about today’s consumers from dairy farmer and retailer

The latest episode of Midwest Dairy’s Dairy on the Air podcast highlights the recent Dairy Experience Forum and Jonna Schutte, a dairy farmer from Monona, Iowa, and Sydney Milton, dairy category manager from Casey’s General Stores, share their key takeaways from the virtual event that brought together members of the dairy supply chain to better…

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Episode 23: Partners in Promotion to Drive Dairy Sales in the U.S. and Around the World

Uncovering opportunities to expand dairy offerings on restaurant menus and in retail is just one way the dairy checkoff works with domestic and international partners like McDonald’s, Domino’s and Yum! Brands. In the latest episode of Midwest Dairy’s Dairy on the Air podcast, Paul Ziemnisky, executive vice president, and Rebecca MacKay, vice president, both of…

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Episode 21: Checkoff CEO’s Perspective on Dairy’s Strengths and Opportunities

A new episode of Dairy on the Air features a conversation with Molly Pelzer, who was named Midwest Dairy CEO in late September following 35 years of service to dairy farmers. Pelzer talks to host Andy Vance about how her background as both a farmer and a registered dietitian, combined with her long tenure with…

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Episode 19: Dairy’s Role in Type 2 Diabetes Prevention and Management

It’s predicted that by 2050, more than half the U.S. population will either be at risk for pre-diabetes or have type 2 diabetes. Joslin Diabetes Center is a world-renowned research and treatment center dedicated to reducing risk and improving disease management. In a new episode on Dairy on the Air, Cara Schrager, registered dietitian and…

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Episode 10: Power of Partnerships

Marilyn Hershey, Dairy Management Inc. board chair, joins Lucas Lentsch on the Dairy on the Air podcast to discuss the power of partnerships and how checkoff is collaborating to meet the needs of consumers, build trust in dairy and boost sales. In the newest episode, Hershey, a dairy farmer from Pennsylvania, shares how checkoff-funded dairy…

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Episode 9: Big Picture for Dairy and Vision for Growth

Tom Gallagher, CEO of Dairy Management Incorporated (DMI) joined Lucas Lentsch, CEO of Midwest Dairy in a recent episode of Dairy on the Air, a podcast for all things dairy, to discuss the stewardship of dairy farmers, the evolution of checkoff and the vision for the future Gallagher recounted the long-standing commitment of dairy farmers…

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