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Benefits of Membership for IDFA Business Partners

IDFA Business Partner membership provides the resources that can lead to new business opportunities. Take advantage of the visibility and networking opportunities to connect with prospective and current customers. In addition to utilizing IDFA as a marketing tool, you will stay informed of the latest developments and challenges facing your customers for a broader understanding of their changing needs. 275 companies representing all aspects of supplier goods and services have made the smart business decision to become IDFA members.

Business Partners benefit from the following services. Details about IDFA Gold Business Partner benefits can be found on IDFA Gold Business Partner Membership Benefits.  

Learn Who's Who in the Dairy Industry

Online Searchable IDFA Membership Directory

The new online searchable IDFA Membership Directory is the who’s who resource of the dairy foods industry. This tool allows members to search for dairy customers by company name, state or product category. Search results includes headquarters & plant locations; key contacts; and types of products processed or manufactured at each plant. Information is sourced by IDFA directly from dairy companies, adding to the value and integrity of the data.

Enhance Presence and Gain Visibility

New Member Introduction

New members are introduced to the membership each month through the Connect e-newsletter, distributed to 12,000 industry contacts.

Website Link

Business Partners are recognized with a link from the IDFA website listed under the IDFA Business Partner section.

Listing in new IDFA Online Buyers' Guide

IDFA Business Partners receive a basic listing in the IDFA Online Buyers' Guide, a user-friendly resource to help dairy companies find supplies and services for all their project needs.

Advertising Opportunities in the Online Buyers' Guide, Membership Directory, Connect eNewsletter, and IDFA Website

Enhance your visibility through advertising in IDFA media platforms. Contact our partner, MultiView, at (972) 910-7387, or to discuss options suitable for your needs.

Use of "IDFA Member" Logo

Dairy companies will recognize your company as an IDFA member when you display the “IDFA Member” logo on your website and marketing materials. Contact the Membership Department at (202) 737-4332 or for artwork.

Networking and Sponsorship Opportunities

Attending and sponsoring IDFA events should not be overlooked by any member who is marketing their company’s products and services to dairy companies. These tremendous networking and visibility opportunities should be included as part of your company’s marketing plan. Various options and pricing are available for sponsoring a meal function, golf and tennis tournaments, general sessions, table-top displays, and more.

ProFood Tech Member Exhibitor Benefits

ProFood Tech, powered by PMMI, Anuga and IDFA, is a biennial event built to showcase innovations and crossover technologies for food, dairy and beverage markets. The next show, which features a dairy pavilion, is scheduled for April 13-15, 2021, in Chicago, Ill. Member exhibitors receive recognition and special benefits.

Stay Informed

Access to IDFA Staff Expertise

Business Partners have access to IDFA's subject matter experts, whose knowledge and expertise is unsurpassed on all aspects of the dairy processing industry.

IDFA Communications

Through its communications vehicles, IDFA keeps members up to date on issues, events and association activities.

  • Connect - a weekly e-mail with news on current industry developments, association activities, and dairy business news.
  • Dairy Bar - a report prepared exclusively for IDFA members by Blimling and Associates.
  • Access to Members-Only Documents on the IDFA Website

    Log into the IDFA website to access members-only documents, which provide new policies, guidelines, and regulations that require attention or action by dairy companies and which require attention by supplier companies.

    Membership Briefings

    Member briefings are scheduled three times per year during which IDFA subject matter experts report on key issues you need to know.

    IDFA Events

    Gain insight into the challenges unique to the dairy foods industry by attending IDFA conferences, webinars and educational programs. You can apply your knowledge while in discussions with your customers and offer solutions that meet or exceed their expectations. Business Partners receive a discount on event registrations, including the IDFA Dairy Forum annual meeting, the premier networking and educational event scheduled for January 26-28, 2020, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

    Access Resources

    "Dairy DeliversSM: The Economic Impact of the Dairy Industry” Online Tool

    powerful interactive tool, this resource allows users to see the jobs, wages, taxes and overall economic impact generated directly by dairy plants and companies, as well as the multiplier effect of these investments across the dairy supply chain. Data can be streamlined and researched on national and state levels, as well as by congressional districts. 

    IDFA Publications

    IDFA offers publications at members-only reduced rates. As a founding member of 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc., IDFA members receive a 50 percent discount on the purchase of sanitary standards and accepted practices at


    Please contact the IDFA Membership Department with questions at (202) 737-4332 or

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