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Bonus 2 – Why Is Food Safety A Checkoff Priority?

Why would the checkoff be involved in dairy food safety? How does this help dairy farmers sell more dairy? Listen as Scott Wallin, Vice President of Farmer Communications, discusses how the checkoff is helping the dairy industry increase food safety education with Tim Stubbs, Senior Vice President of Food Safety and Product Research for Dairy…

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Bonus 01 – What Did Dairy Showcase At Expo West 2024?

Where do global food companies find the next big innovative consumer food product? They attend the Natural Products EXPO WEST conference, where over 65,000 attendees check out over 3,000 food vendors’ innovations. Listen as Marla Buerk, Executive Vice President of Global Innovation and Insights for Dairy Management Inc., and Norrie Wilson, DMI Global Innovation And…

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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 25 – How Has Dairy Consumption Changed In Schools And Kids? New Youth Wellness Research Focuses Industry Direction.

Much has changed in the world since the pandemic, including dairy consumption at schools. Has it gone up or down? How does dairy consumption at school affect home consumption and vice versa? What should the dairy industry be focused on when it comes to children’s nutrition and youth wellness? What does this new research tell…

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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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Taking a Shot on Dairy with Cowcohol

What started as one 4-H heifer when Todd Koch was 12 has now turned into a value-add enterprise at TMK Creamery in Oregon. TMK first ventured into cheese and ice cream but recently started making alcohol with their whey called “Cowcohol.” Listen now to The Dairy Show.

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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 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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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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