IDFA Laureate Award

For decades, dairy leaders have created new products and processes, skillfully navigated change and innovation, and opened market opportunities that have had a lasting impact on their organizations and the industry. The IDFA Laureate Award recognizes these industry leaders for their outstanding achievements and continued contributions.

One Laureate is selected each year by a panel of industry professionals and honored at Dairy Forum as a guest of IDFA.

Candidates from all processing segments – milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt and cultured products, and ingredients – and from suppliers and academia are eligible for consideration.


How to Enter

Complete the IDFA Laureate Award form. Additional details and letters of recommendation may be attached.


Nominations for the 2022 awards will be accepted until October 29, 2021.

For more information, contact Matt Herrick at

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Matt Herrick

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications, Executive Director, IDFA Foundation