dairy innovation

Episode 20 – Dairy industry experts answer a dairy farmer’s sustainability questions

Tune in as Indiana dairy farmer Jill Houin facilitates a discussion with three dairy industry sustainability experts from a policy group, a large processor and a dairy risk management company. Recorded live at the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting, this group talks about how consumers view dairy sustainability practices, what sustainability means to their organization and…

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Episode 19 – What Happened With Dairy Promotion In 2022?

Hear from Pennsylvania dairy farmer and Dairy Management Inc. Chair Marilyn Hershey and Missouri dairy farmer and National Dairy Board Chair Alex Peterson discuss the 2022 checkoff’s dairy promotion highlights including gaming advertising to Gen Z, exports, new retail and restaurant partners, new health and wellness collaborations, sustainability alliances and much more. To learn more…

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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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DAIRY CHECKOFF MARKETS TO GENERATION Z

The leader of the dairy checkoff says consumers’ expectations are shifting and the criteria they use for choosing foods are evolving.  Barbara O’Brien with Dairy Management Inc. says there is an opportunity for dairy to step in and meet consumers’ needs but reaching Generation Z is different from past marketing efforts. “It is a complex…

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Episode 16 – Should Farmers Be Worried About The Dairy Case At The Grocery Store?

Tune in with our dairy farmer hosts, Indiana’s Jill Houin and California’s Erin Nutcher aka @ca_dairy_wife, as they talk with Mike Brown, Sr., category manager for Kroger, and Tim Cooley, chief operating officer for American Dairy Association North East, talk about the present state and future of the dairy case, why milk and alternatives are…

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Episode 15 – Why Do Large Food Companies Need Checkoff To Drive Dairy Sales?

Tune in with our dairy farmer hosts, Michigan’s Ashley Messing-Kennedy (@messykennedy) and Minnesota’s Rita Vander Kooi, as they talk with Paul Ziemnisky, executive vice president for domestic partnerships at Dairy Management Inc., and Amy Wagner, executive vice president for international partnerships at Dairy Management Inc., about how both retail and restaurant partnerships, both nationally and…

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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 5 – Is The Dairy Checkoff Really Working And Worth The Money?

Why hasn’t my milk price gone up if checkoff is doing its job? What value has checkoff brought my farm lately? Dairy Farmers Jess Peters from Pennsylvania and Larry Hancock from Texas do a deep dive on how the national and local dairy checkoffs are working to drive trust and sales of dairy products, and…

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Actuality: Innovation in Evolution of Cheese Products

Paul Ziemnisky of Dairy Management Inc. uses cheese as an example of how production innovation has increased consumer demand over the last fifty years. Listen to USDA Radio

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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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