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Dairy Facts 2016

IDFA's Dairy Forum brings together the leadership of the U.S. dairy industry — processors, producers, suppliers, retailers, policy makers, academics and agricultural media — to build relationships and discuss the current landscape as it relates to the future of the dairy industry. 

Join us at Dairy Forum 2018 for a thought-provoking conversation about what we, as an industry, can do now to help shape the future. Together we will look at the policies, regulations and trends that will define our industry in the coming years.


Dairy Forum is an ideal event for networking, collaboration, education and business opportunities.

Dairy Forum offers many opportunities to interact with colleagues in both formal and casual social settings. Receptions, golf and tennis tournaments and meal functions are all prime locations to meet and connect with the people you know and the people you want to meet.

If you’re looking for more substantive ways to engage, the educational sessions, business meetings and interactive discussions at the core of the Dairy Forum schedule are prime platforms for connection and collaboration.

From sessions on current trends and critical issues to discussions about new regulations and changing policies, Dairy Forum is the event where information and industry resources are flowing from the moment you walk through the door.

Dairy Forum promotes an exciting, productive and interactive atmosphere where dairy leaders and executives come to seek new ideas, discuss important industry issues and collaborate on finding solutions. The busy hallways, sessions and networking events at Dairy Forum have long been springboards to lucrative business relationships.

Keynote Speakers

Charlie Cook
Cook Political Report
Editor and Publisher


Michael Dykes, D.V.M.
International Dairy Foods Association
resident and CEO


Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)

Zachary Karabell
Authority on the Global Economy and Politics and Author of The Leading Indicators 


Dan O'Connor
RetailNet Group


Jack Uldrich
Global Futurist and Author 


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