Dairy Innovates

Dairy Innovator Dialogues Live - July 20, 2021 1:00 p.m

Dairy Innovator Dialogues LIVE returns this summer for a special session with Sheryl Meshke, Co-President and CEO of Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI).  


IDFA’s Dairy Innovates campaign brings to life the stories of innovation, sustainability and smart growth happening throughout the dairy supply chain thanks to industry leaders and big thinkers. Get the inside scoop on what it takes to remain competitive and successful in a quickly-evolving industry. Hear from dairy industry executives, analysts, and thought-leaders about what they're doing to respond to consumer demand, grow markets, modernize operations, deliver sustainable products, and give back to their communities.

Today’s dairy leaders are redefining what it means to be sustainable businesses by elevating good business practices, developing and implementing transportation and logistics solutions, ensuring the highest standards for animal welfare, and committing to and achieving environmental stewardship throughout their supply chains.

Workplace safety and worker well-being are crucial elements for all dairy businesses, and IDFA member companies stand as examples to all employers in the food and beverage industry for their forward-thinking practices. Through use of training and education, data analytics, robotics, and other innovations, IDFA member companies create a safe and productive workplace by incorporating cutting-edge technology from farm to market.

Moreover, IDFA and IDFA member recognize that the future of the dairy industry and our ability to remain globally competitive depends on how we develop the workforce of the future, cultivate the next generation of leaders, and empower and support diversity in leadership roles. Some of today's most innovative dairy industry leaders are also the best places to work in the United States.

Dairy Innovator Dialogues Live

Dairy Innovator Dialogues Live is a video and multimedia series presented by IDFA that goes behind the scenes with today's most innovative dairy leaders and companies. Each episode of Dairy Innovator Dialogues, hosted by IDFA President & CEO Michael Dykes, demonstrates how U.S. dairy is leading the world in sustainable business practices, applying data and technology to solve multiple challenges, and connecting with today's consumer at a deeper, more meaningful level than any other category within the food and beverage industry. See for yourself.

Dairy Innovator Dialogues Live: Season 1, Episode 1: Schreiber Foods President and CEO Ron Dunford

IDFA’s Michael Dykes sat down with Ron Dunford, President and CEO of Schreiber Foods, for a live, 60-minute question and answer session.


Dairy Innovator Dialogues Live: Season 1, Episode 2: Jeff Fielkow, President & CEO, Tetra Pak, U.S. & Canada

IDFA’s Michael Dykes hosted a live, 60-minute question and answer session with Jeff Fielkow, president and CEO of Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada.


Dairy Innovator Dialogues Live: Season 1, Episode 3: Rick Smith, president and CEO of Dairy Farmers of America

IDFA’s Michael Dykes hosted a live, 60-minute question and answer session with Rick Smith, president and CEO of Dairy Farmers of America.


Dairy Innovator Dialogues Live: Season 1, Episode 4: Dan Zagzebski, President & CEO, Great Lakes Cheese

Dairy Innovator Dialogues returned in October with a special, live question and answer session with IDFA's very own Executive Council Chair, and President and CEO of Great Lakes Cheese, Dan Zagzebski.


Dairy Innovator Dialogues Live: Season 1, Episode 5: Siobhan Talbot, Managing Director, Glanbia

Dairy Innovator Dialogues is back with a special, live question and answer session with Siobhán Talbot, Group Managing Director of Glanbia.

Dairy Innovator Dialogues Live - Season 2, Episode 1: Sheryl Meshke, Co-President and CEO of Associated Milk Producers Inc.

Dairy Innovator Dialogues LIVE returned for a special session with Sheryl Meshke, Co-President and CEO of Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI).