Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year

IDFA and Dairy Herd Management continue to recognize progressive dairy producers by co-sponsoring the annual Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year Award. The award celebrates U.S. producers that embrace innovation, technology, collaboration and partnerships to gain greater on-farm productivity and improved milk marketing.

Nominations for the 25th annual award are now open and will close on October 28, 2022. The winner will be announced in the January 2023 issue of Dairy Herd Management magazine and honored at Dairy Forum 2023. Download a nomination form here.

Read about Hildebrand Farms Dairy, the 2022 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year.

“There is a story of innovation, sustainability and smart growth happening in the dairy industry, and much of that story begins with dairy farmers. We are excited to highlight and honor those farmers who, through the use of new technologies, partnerships and sustainable practices, are making important contributions to the future of the dairy industry.”

            Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA President and CEO

Previous Award Winners

2022 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year: Hildebrand Farms Dairy of Junction City, Kansas, was recognized as the 2022 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year at the International Dairy Foods Association’s (IDFA) Dairy Forum. The award is presented each year by IDFA and Dairy Herd Management magazine. The Hildebrand family has been at the forefront of innovation — from their processing plant to multifaceted industry partnerships to tapping into the A2 milk market. Each advancement has paved a sustainable path of success for this four-generation farm.

Read more in Dairy Herd Management

List of Winners