Friday, October 22, 2021


2019 ADPI/ABI Annual Conference 


"Networking To The Max"


The ADPI/ABI Annual Conference delivered for the dairy industry once again! The 2019 conference hosted over 1,000 attendees from 21 countries and 50 exhibitors and featured outstanding industry speakers, keynote speakers, informative exhibits, a golf outing, a new fun walk/run and receptions with networking opportunities that were second to none.

Co-hosted by the American Dairy Products Institute and the American Butter Institute, this year’s event addressed the manufactured dairy product industry’s latest challenges, obstacles and opportunities with presentations from a wide range of speakers, including industry executives, research and development and logistics.

As always, the conference opened strong with “standing room only” as attendees gathered to hear from meteorologist and economists on the Dairy Market Outlook for 2019 and Beyond. The momentum continued as Olympic Gold Medalist, Rulon Gardner commanded the stage (along with an NBC filming crew) to deliver the keynote address. This Wyoming farm boy with learning disabilities, who beat the odds and never stopped pushing encouraged all in the dairy industry to do the same!

Monday morning finished strong as another panel of senior industry leaders dove right into the heart of the industry and addressed “Global Trade, Trials and Tribulations.”

Tuesday featured a panel of CEOs from Arla Foods Ingredients, Associated Milk Producers, Inc., Darigold, Inc. and WOW Logistics as they gathered to share their view on sustainability and viability. As well as a special session on the Dairy Protein Messaging Initiative, that outlined the who, what, when and why of the initiative and featured representatives from co-sponsors – FrieslandCampina, Saputo and Agropur.

Other topics covered at the two and half day event included Marketing Milkfat: Opportunities and Challenges, Supply Chain Challenges, Risk Management: Fails and Successes and updates and briefings on production and trends with Lactose, Permeate, Milk Powders, MPC and Whey.

ADPI was proud to recognize the hard work and achievements of industry leader Barney Krueger as he was honored with the 2019 ADPI Award of Merit. ADPI also highlighted the achievements of three young ladies, Mackenzie Hanisch from Cottage Grove, Minnesota, Tiffany J. Heishman of Strasburg, Virginia, and Bailey Larson from Alma Center, WI who were all honored as the recipients of the 2019 Jim Page Memorial Scholarship.

Meeting attendees also had the unparalleled opportunity to network with representatives from throughout the domestic and international dairy industry during amazing evening receptions which included member provided cheese and butter as well as Chicago themed foods. In addition, 50 major suppliers to the manufactured dairy products industry exhibited their new product lines and services in the conference exhibit hall.

ADPI and ABI would like to thank all of this year’s sponsors for helping truly make this an unforgettable conference! Mark your calendars for the 2020 Annual Conference which will be held will be held April 26 - 28, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois.


                        American Butter Institute

The 2019 ADPI/ABI Annual Conference Presentations are available to registered conference attendees only. 


These presentations will only be made available for 90 days following the conclusion 2019 ADPI/ABI Annual Conference. Only presenations that were provided with speaker approval are available.


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Barney Krueger Honored as
2019 ADPI Award of Merit Recipient

The American Dairy Products Institute is pleased to announce Barney Krueger as the 2019 Recipient of the Award of Merit. The Award of Merit was established in 1991 to recognize individuals who have made a significant difference and contributions to success in the processed dairy products industry. 

For the past 31 years, Barney has enjoyed working for Glanbia Nutritionals providing quality and technical support, for Glanbia Nutritional’s United States and international based businesses. As the past Senior Vice President of Quality and Technical Services for Glanbia, Krueger was (and still is) passionate about finding new solutions through technical development that ensured the quality of the products Glanbia delivers to its customers.

During his tenure with Glanbia, Krueger also enjoyed several operational roles including plant manager of three Idaho-based Glanbia plants - the protein plant located in Richfield, the cheese plant in Twin Falls and the Cheese and Whey plant in Gooding. Krueger was also the Chief Operating Officer for Glanbia’s Southwest Cheese venture in Clovis, New Mexico. In addition, he has served as the “Process Engineer” for Glanbia’s capital projects in all three of the previous named locations and is currently working part-time on Glanbia’s newest venture, “Project Spartan”, which will be located in Michigan.

Barney Krueger was raised on his family’s dairy farm in Jerome, Idaho. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry from Idaho State University and later his Master’s degree in Industrial Technology from Provident University. 

Prior to involvement at Glanbia, Krueger spent 10 years with the Idaho Bureau of Laboratories, Department of Health & Welfare, where he served as the Senior Microbiologist specializing in Medical Microbiology, Medical Parasitology, Food Microbiology and Virology. He also received special training during this time from the Center of Disease Control in microbiology and parasitology.

Semi-retiring in the fall of 2017, Krueger now finds the time to enjoy other hobbies such as fishing and golf with his wife of 44 years, Vicki. Barney is grateful to all his colleagues at Glanbia Nutritional for their dedication and contributions to his successes.
ADPI and it’s members congratulated Barney Krueger on his accomplishments and achievements with this award during their 2019 Annual Conference on May 6th in Chicago, IL.


          American Butter Institute

The American Dairy Products Institute would like to congratulate California Dairies Inc. (CDI), as the recipient of the 2019 Breakthrough Award for Dairy Ingredient Innovation, a competition sponsored by ADPI and Dairy Foods, that honors achievements by members of the American Dairy Products Institute. 

A panel of judges representing ADPI and Dairy Foods selected the CDI entry for their innovative milk-derived dairy ingredient product of milk protein crisps. This recently developed product uses natural milk protein isolate powder (MPI) that is produced through the ultrafiltration of Grade A milk from local California dairy farms. 

As Madilyn Ray, product development manager for CDI and the award entry's submitter, explained, the crisps are produced with CDI's MPI as the No. 1 ingredient and protein source, and they boast a protein content of 70%. Creamy white in color, CDI's milk protein crisps have a neutral flavor and a clean dairy aroma, Ray said. That reality allows the flavors of the finished product to shine. 

Nigel Fernandes, director of product development for CDI, said the company views winning the Breakthrough Award for Dairy Ingredient Innovation as "a great step forward" for its product development efforts.

"[It's] proof that the best innovations come from being well connected to our customers and understanding their needs and the emerging trends in their industries," he said. "We are active within ADPI and see them as a positive force in the industry. We are grateful to ADPI and Dairy Foods magazine for developing this award to showcase innovation in the U.S. dairy industry."

A complete article regarding the award and product can be found in the April issue of the Dairy Foods magazine and online at California Dairies Inc. was  honored for this achievement at the ADPI/ABI Annual Conference during the Industry Luncheon on Tuesday, May 7th.

ADPI and Dairy Foods are currently accepting entries for the 2020 award at  


          American Butter Institute

ADPI Announces Jim Page Memorial
Scholarship Recipients for 2019

The American Dairy Products Institute is pleased to announce that they have selected three recipients for the 2019 Jim Page Memorial Scholarship. Mackenzie Hanisch from Cottage Grove, Minnesota, Tiffany J. Heishman of Strasburg, Virginia, and Bailey Larson from Alma Center, WI were all presented with a $2,000 scholarship at the 2019  ADPI/ABI Annual Conference on Monday, May 6th in Chicago, Illinois.
A full-time student pursuing a degree in Microbiology with a minor in Spanish at South Dakota State University, Mackenzie Hanisch is working towards a future as a food microbiologist, while also interning as a learning assistant in biology under Dr. Anne-Marie Hoskinson. Influenced by her father, Michael, a director of quality at Milk Specialties Global, Mackenzie, is considering a masters in Food Safety and looks to research different methods for detecting microbes faster and in a more reliable way that what the industry has to offer today.
Tiffany Heishman, is earning her Bachelor’s Degree in the area of both Accounting and Business Administration from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Tiffany, who is the daughter of Tracey Heishman, an employee of Maryland and Virginia Milk Producers, plans to complete her degree, take the  Certified Public Accountant Exam and open her own business handling financial management for farmers.
Bailey Larson, is also a full-time student earning her Dairy Science major with an Agriculture Business minor at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. To date, Bailey has completed internships at Provision Partners and Northstar Cooperative, as well as worked part-time at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center. She has just accepted an internship offer with Purina Animal Nutrition for the summer of 2019. Bailey is the daughter of Richard Larson, an employee of Associated Milk Products Inc, and upon graduation, wishes to pursue a career within the genetic or nutrition fields.
Jim Page Memorial Scholarships are awarded to a dependent of an employee or to an employee of an ADPI member.  Scholarship applicants must currently be in good academic standing at a nationally accredited college or university, pursuing a course of study that will lead to a bachelor’s degree, have completed at least one full semester and maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 using the standard 4.0 scale. The award may be used for any educational expenses that a student may have in furthering his/her education.
The Jim Page Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of James J. Page who enjoyed a distinguished marketing career in the dairy industry and demonstrated exceptional leadership skills while serving as the Chief Executive Officer of ADPI from 2002 through 2008. 
If you would like to make a contribution to the Jim Page Memorial Scholarship or if you are a dependent of an employee or an employee of an ADPI member company, and would like more information on the scholarship, please visit Jim Page Memorial Scholarship


          American Butter Institute

ADPI Names New Chairman 
of the Board and Elects New Officers

The American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) announced the election of new officers to its Board of Directors as well as confirmed new members of the Board and its Executive Committee during the Institute’s Annual Meeting earlier this week. The meeting was open to all members of the organization and took place during the ADPI Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Richard Bradfield of International Ingredient Corporation was elected as Chairman of the Board.  "I am honored to serve as Chairman of the American Dairy Products Institute," says Bradfield. "It’s a great opportunity to help lead this association representing the manufactured dairy products and ingredients industry. It is an exciting time for the dairy-based ingredients industry as well as for ADPI.”

Bradfield succeeds Jerry O’Dea from Glanbia Nutritionals, whose term as Chairman had concluded.  O’Dea will continue to serve on the board of directors as well as the ADPI Executive Committee.
The new ADPI Officers of the Board will focus on the governance of the Institute as it carries out its many industry leading activities, stated ADPI. The new slate of officers of the Board include Vice -Chairman William Schreiber (O-AT-KA Milk Products); Secretary Mindy Berrey (Land O’Lakes, Inc.) and Treasurer Tom Berry (AMPI, Inc.). 

“I would like to welcome our new Officers, Executive Committee members and Board Members whose collective expertise and experience will deeply enhance the value proposition the American Dairy Products Institute brings to its members,” said Blake Anderson, President and CEO of ADPI. “ADPI is an organization of the members, by the members and for the members. I look forward to working with our Board of Directors as we move ADPI forward in the dairy ingredients/products sector of our industry.



2019 Conference Attendees

The 2019 ADPI/ABI Annual Conference was no doubt the meeting "Where The Dairy Industry Did Business!"

The 2019 conference hosted record-breaking attendance with over 1,000 attendees from 21 different countries!

ADPI and ABI would like to thank each and everyone of these attendees for making this conference one of the largest gatherings for dairy decision makers of the year. Below are lists of the registered attendees for the 2019 ADPI/ABI Annual Conference - one is sorted by last name and one is sorted by company name. We hope to see everyone again in 2020! 

Click here to download a list of attendees by company name.

Click here to download a list of attendees by last name.



2019 Sponsors

Thank you to all of our 2019 Sponsors.






Agropur, Inc.
Arla Foods Ingredients
Clofine Dairy & Food Products, Inc.
FrieslandCampina Ingredients NA, Inc.
Glanbia Nutritionals
Harry Davis & Company
Hilmar Cheese & Ingredients
Hoogwegt U.S., Inc.
J.P. Morgan
Rich Dairy Products, Inc.
Saputo Cheese USA
Siebtechnik - Tema Inc.
Tetra Pak, Inc.



Advanced Process Technologies, Inc.
Agri-Mark, Inc.
Berkshire Dairy & Food Products, LLC.
California Dairies, Inc.
Cheese Market News
Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.
Darigold, Inc.
Olam Americas Inc.
Paz Ingredients, Inc.
Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
T.C. Jacoby & Co., Inc.
Valley Queen Cheese Factory




AgMotion Dairy
Ameridia Innovative Solutions, INc.
Associated Milk Producers, Inc. 
Chestnut Labs (DFA)
Complete Filtration Resources
Glanbia Nutritionals
Great Lakes Cheese Company
High Desert Milk
Idaho Milk Products
International Ingredient Corporation 
Land O’ Lakes, Inc.
Leprino Nutritionals
Numidia Inc.
Tillamoook County Creamery Association
Valley Milk LLC
Volflex, Inc.



Agri-Dairy Products, Inc.
Alain Royer Dairy Group
Alamfoods Inc.
All American Dairy Products, Inc.
Batory Foods, Inc.
Burt Lewis, Inc.
Caloris Engineering
Carlyn Dairy Products, Inc.
Cerco Group
Ceres Dairy Risk Management LLC
Cheese Market News
Chr. Hansen Inc.
Dana Foods, Inc.
DJL Management & Sales
Ecolab, Inc.
Far West Distributors, Inc.
GEA North America
HighGround Dairy
Independent Dairy Commodities, Inc.
InstaNext, Inc.
J.M. Swank Company
Marriott Walker Corporation
Marron Foods
MCT Dairies Inc.
Mead & Hunt
Membrane System Specialists, Inc.
Mercator, Inc.
Pacific Cheese Co., Inc.
Rice Dairy LLC
Roosevelt Dairy Trade, Inc.
Ruan Transportation Management Systems, Inc.
S J Global Group Inc.
SEATAC Packaging
Synder Filtration
The Charles Stube Company, Inc.
The Milky Whey, Inc.
Tofco Ag Services
Vitalus Nutrition Inc

Wells Fargo Bank N.A.


Agri-Mark, Inc.
Arla Foods
Associated Milk Producers, Inc.
Bongards’ Creameries
Brewster Dairy, Inc.
Cropp Coop/Organic Valley
Dairy Farmers of America
Darigold, Inc. 
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery
Empire Cheese, Inc.
First District Association
Foremost Farms USA
Glanbia Foods, Inc.
Grande Cheese Company
Hilmar Ingredients
Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Lactalis Ingredients
Leprino Foods 
Muscoda Protein Products
Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.
Saputo Cheese USA
Tillamook County Creamery Association
Valley Queen Cheese Factory




Advanced Process Technologies
Atlantic Grain
Commercial Creamery Co.
Great Lakes Milk Products, Inc.

Rich Dairy Products
SEATAC Packaging





2019 Exhibitor List

Here is a listing of the exhibitors from the 2019 ADPI/ABI Annual Conference.

Alfa Laval   
Kenosha, WI
All Freight LLC
Glasgow, KY

Ameridia Innovative Solutions, Inc.
Somerset, NJ

Ametek MOCON
Minneapolis, MN

Applied Biomimetic
Gaithersburg, MD

Kaunas District, Lithuania
Bertoli Homogenizers NA
Mendota Heights, MN
Bulk Lift International
Carpentersville, IL
 Caloris Engineering, LLC
Easton, MD
Cheese Market News
Madison, WI
 Chestnut Labs (DFA)
Springfield, MO
Chr. Hansen
Milwaukee, WI
City of Benson, Minnesota
Benson, MN
Complete Filtration Resources
Marshfield, WI
Cuddon Freeze Dry
Blenheim, MBH, New Zealand
Custom Fabricating & Repair, Inc.
Marshfield, WI / Blimling and Associates
Frisco, TX

Dairy Foods
Troy, MI

Eastern Laboratory Services
Medina, OH
Enzyme Development Corporation
New York, NY
Mounds View, MN
Feel Good Inc.
Orlando, FL
GEA North America
Columbia, MD

Marieville, Quebec, Canada

G-M-I, Inc.
Willoughby, OH

Hydrite Chemical Company
Brookfield, WI
Ivarson Inc.
Milwaukee, WI
Marriott Walker Corporation
Birmingham, MI

Marron Foods
Harrison, NY

Membrane System Specialists, Inc.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Goleta, CA
MVTL Laboratories, Inc.
Oak Creek, WI

Lansing, MI

Powder Proces-Solutions
Chanhassen, MN
Premier Tech Chronos
Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada

ProLeiT Corp.
Chicago, IL

Boston, MA
Willmar, MN

Russell Finex Inc.
Pineville, NC

Schenck Process
Kansas City, MO

SEATAC Packaging
Puyallup, WA

Siebtechnik-TEMA Inc.
Cincinnati, OH
Simatek A/S
SoftTrace Ltd
Cork, Ireland
Spraying Systems Co.
Glendale Heights, IL
SUEZ Sievers Instruments
Boulder, CO
Synder Filtration
Vacaville, CA
The Cheese Reporter
Madison, WI
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Washington, DC
Volflex, Inc.
Mokena, IL