dairy innovation

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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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 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 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 8: How the Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center Helps Industry Address Challenges

Dr. Lloyd Metzger, director of the Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center (MDFRC) joined Midwest Dairy CEO, Lucas Lentsch, to discuss how the research conducted at the MDFRC helps solve industry challenges that impact consumers and dairy farmers on the newest episode of Dairy on the Air, a podcast for all things dairy. Metzger explains how…

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Episode 2: Innovation and the future of food

Join Midwest Dairy CEO Lucas Lentsch and dairy farmers Barb Liebenstein and Alex Peterson in part two of their Dairy Experience Forum discussion as they discuss innovation, the future of food and the opportunities for the dairy industry.

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