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Episode 27 – What Has The Checkoff Done In 2023 and What To Look Forward To In 2024

Checkoff Year-In-Review From Dairy Management Inc.’s Chair Marilyn Hershey and CEO and President Barb O’Brien Listen as Marilyn Hershey, DMI’s chair, and Barb O’Brien, DMI’s CEO and President, discuss the 2023 National Dairy Checkoff Year-In-Review with Scott Wallin, DMI’s VP of Industry Media Relations. They will go over the highlights and challenges of this year’s…

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Episode 26 – Growing Cheese Sales With Pizza Partnerships

A new dairy checkoff growth program, in collaboration with pizza partners, is set to boost cheese consumption by over 12 million pounds, primarily focusing on international markets. On the domestic front, Domino’s has introduced Pepperoni Stuffed Cheesy Bread to its menu. Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) has supported Domino’s, including consumer research for the successful launch…

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The Dairy Food Makers of Taco Bell

South Dakota farmer and Midwest Dairy Chair Allen Merrill joins DMI’s Mike Ciresi and Nancy Gannon to discuss how the checkoff’s Taco Bell partnership is delivering results on Hoard’s Dairyman podcast, Herd It Here. Listen now.

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Hunger is a Solvable Problem

Hunger has a straightforward solution – access to healthy food on a consistent basis. Food security is a bit different. It is a systemic adjustment to allow people to use and keep leverages to meet their daily, weekly, and monthly household needs. On this week’s Food First Michigan we talk with United Dairy Industry of…

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Episode 22 – Do Global Consumers Really Want U.S. Dairy?

We know that U.S. diets contain a lot of dairy but do international consumers crave our U.S. cheese, yogurt, butter, ice cream, etc…? Washington dairy farmer Lynne Rainey Wheeler talks with Rebecca MacKay Allen, Senior Vice President of Global Innovation Partnerships at Dairy Management Inc., and Will Loux, Vice President of Global Economic Affairs for…

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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 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 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 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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