Podcast: Sustainability

Episode 17 – Why Is The Dairy Checkoff Involved In Sustainability?

Tune in with our dairy farmer hosts, Missouri’s Alex Peterson and Virginia’s Joanna Shipp, as they talk with Heather Oldani, EVP, Dairy Management Inc. Corporate Communications and, Dan Peerless, Global Sustainable Sourcing Lead For Dairy, Meat, Poultry, and Eggs for Nestle, about how the dairy checkoff got involved in dairy sustainability and why it matters…

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Episode 11 – How do you get consumers to trust you? Farmers talk about what works.

In this episode of Your Dairy Checkoff Podcast, dairy farmer hosts, Connecticut’s Amanda Freund (@cowpots) and Washington’s Austin Allred (@royalfamilyfarming), as they have a conversation with dairy farmers, New Mexico’s Tara Vander Dussen (@taravanderdussen) and Kansas’s Melissa Hildebrand Reed (@hildebrandfarmsdairy), about how they share their story with consumers in real life ways that build trust…

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Episode 10 – How Do Exports Impact U.S. Milk Markets?

In this episode of Your Dairy Checkoff Podcast, Mississippi dairy farmer Michael Ferguson and Idaho dairy farmer John Brubaker discuss the importance of exports with Krysta Harden, CEO and President of U.S. Dairy Export Council. In 2021, 18% of all milk produced in the United States was sold outside of the country. U.S. Dairy Export…

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Episode 9 – Dairy Innovation: Who is doing it and how does it work?

In this episode of Your Dairy Checkoff Podcast, California dairy farmer Tyler Riberio and New York dairy farmer Emma Andrew-Swarthout chat with Michelle McBride, founder and CEO of GoodSport Nutrition, and Bill Graves, SVP of Product Research at Dairy Management, Inc. about dairy product innovation. Did you know that your Dairy Checkoff supports six Dairy Foods Research Centers and dairy applications labs…

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Episode 33: A Deeper Dive into Dairy Farming and Sustainability

In the latest episode of Midwest Dairy’s Dairy on the Air podcast – A Deeper Dive into Dairy Farming and Sustainability – Midwest dairy farmer and AMPI Chairman of the Board, Steve Schlangen, and Midwest Dairy Vice President, Agricultural Affairs, Bob Lefebvre, discuss key elements of the dairy community’s commitments and goals to be part…

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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 28: Dairy’s commitment to environmental stewardship goals

National Farmers Day marks an important time to not only recognize and celebrate the hard work and commitment of dairy farmers to produce a product that helps fuel our bodies, but to also talk about the essential role dairy farmers play when it comes to nourishing our planet and caring for the environment. In the…

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Episode 27: Talking sustainability with Dairy Forum Experience sustainability panel

The most recent episode of Midwest Dairy’s Dairy on the Air podcast – Dairy: An Environmental Solution – features a discussion three industry experts had at the virtual Dairy Experience Forum this August, diving into how their unique parts of the dairy community are working toward the industry’s 2050 Environmental Stewardship Goals. This conversation includes…

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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 22: Greenhouse Gas Guru Sets Record Straight About Dairy’s GHG Emissions

In a new episode of Dairy on the Air, Dr. Frank Mitloehner, animal science professor and air quality specialist at the University of California, Davis, shares insights to paint an accurate, positive picture of the dairy industry’s contributions to greenhouse gas emissions. During the conversation with podcast host Andy Vance, Mitloehner explains how dairy cows…

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