leadership

DMI CEO Barb O’Brien: New leadership and opportunities for 2022

After more than three decades, 2021 saw new leadership installed at Dairy Management Inc. – the organization that manages the industry’s checkoff program. Barb O’Brien succeeded long-time CEO Tom Gallagher earlier this year. Editor Walt Cooley recently caught up with O’Brien to talk about what changes dairy farmers can expect in the checkoff under her…

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Episode 20: Leveraging an NFL Partnership to Fuel Childhood Nutrition and Dairy Sales

In a new episode of Dairy on the Air, podcast host and farm broadcaster Andy Vance sits down with Chicago Bears staff, Matt Black, corporate partnerships manager and Kevin Anderson, partnership activation specialist, to discuss why the franchise shares Midwest Dairy’s commitment to childhood nutrition and increased activity. During the conversation, both guests showcase why…

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Episode 14: Checkoff Leaders Discuss How Collaboration is Key to Industry Success

In the newest episode of Dairy On the Air, host Lucas Lentsch joins fellow CEOs Chad Vincent, Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and Doug Ackerman, Dairy Alliance, to discuss how their collaborative approach to guiding the work of checkoff is resulting in stronger alignment with national, regional and local objectives to move the industry forward. During…

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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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