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. Past recipients include: Sue Taylor, vice president of dairy economics and policy for Leprino Foods Company (2021), and Andrei Mikhalevsky, former president and CEO of California Dairies, Inc. (2020).

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

Criteria

How to Enter

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

Deadline

Nominations for the 2023 awards will be announced in the summer of 2022.

For more information, contact Matt Herrick at mherrick@idfa.org.

Staff Contact

Matt Herrick

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs & Communications