IDFA Laureate Award

For decades, dairy innovators have created new products, processes, and packaging 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 will be 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 starting in the summer of 2021.

For more information, contact Andrew Jerome at

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Andrew Jerome

Director, External and Member Communications