Dairy Industry Needs To Remain Innovative

Innovation in the dairy industry has grown significantly over the last 50 years. But as Paul Ziemninsky of Dairy Management Inc. observed, “The people who may have driven volume growth last 40 to 50 years, those companies They’ve been bought. They’ve diversified in other ways.” Which is why a new research and development talent pipeline […]

Gallagher Ends Tenure as DMI CEO

Dairy checkoff program Dairy Management Inc. announced Tuesday that Tom Gallagher has decided to conclude his 30-year tenure as CEO to devote more time to teaching and other opportunities. Barbara O’Brien, President of DMI and CEO of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, has been named by the Board of Directors as the next CEO. […]

Dairy Checkoff Unveils New Fuel Up to Play 60 Website

The dairy checkoff just updated the farmer-founded Fuel Up to Play 60 program to help students and educators navigate the school year. Fuel Up to Play 60, created by the dairy checkoff and National Football League, developed an easy-to-navigate website educator dashboard and an enhanced student app to meet these needs inside and outside the […]

Dairy Checkoff Working with Entrepreneurs to Address Industry Challenges

Dairy Management Inc. has entered a partnership that will provide access to a network of inventors and entrepreneurs. The network is tasked with providing marketplace solutions for industry challenges focused on health and sustainability. DMI is partnering with Venture Winston Grants, which has designed a competition where startup companies can apply for funding that will […]

Harden Named President/CEO at U.S. Dairy Export Council

Dairy Management Inc. and the U.S. Dairy Export Council announced the promotion of Krysta Harden from chief operating officer to President and CEO. Harden was named COO in May 2020. During that time, she continued her role as executive vice-president of global environmental strategy for DMI, which manages the national dairy checkoff for 34,000 dairy […]

DMI: 2020 A Better Year For Dairy Than Many Expected

Much to the surprise of many in the industry back in March and April, 2020 has been a good year for the U.S. dairy industry, according to Tom Gallagher, CEO of Dairy Management Incorporated. He said the U.S. dairy industry is on its way to a record year for export volume. Data through the first […]

Harden to Take Vilsack’s Role at USDEC

Krysta Harden will take the role of CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, if current CEO Tom Vilsack is confirmed as the Next Agriculture Secretary. Harden served as Deputy Agriculture Secretary from 2013 to 2016, and is the current chief operating officer at the USDEC. Chair of the organization, Larry Hancock, said, “Vilsack will […]

Dairy Industry Annual Meeting Notes Success Despite COVID-19

During a virtual annual meeting of dairy industry groups, Dairy Management Incorporated reflected on strategically adjusting business plans due to the impacts of COVID-19. They told farmers and industry representatives that this year’s results are due to industry unity, agility, and relentless relationship building. “The systems farmers have put in place work, and in normal […]

Dairy Management, Inc., Showcasing the Resilience of the U.S. Dairy Industry

In celebration of June Dairy Month, Dairy Management, Inc., as well as state and regional checkoff teams across the country, are showcasing dairy’s resilience and community impact during COVID-19. The effort kick off on June 1st, which is World Milk Day, with a video titled “Raising Gallons.” It features Olympians, NFL players, famous chefs, and […]