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 Dairy Farmers of America Creates Ingredients Division  

Dairy Farmers of America creates ingredients division.

Dairy Farmers of America Inc. has created an ingredients and contract manufacturing division.

The Kansas City-based farmer-owned dairy marketing cooperative said in a release Monday that Art Farris, DFA’s COO, will lead the new division. Farris, who also is executive vice president of DFA’s dairy food products division, has worked for DFA and its predecessor cooperative, Mid-America Dairymen Inc., for 29 years.

Other executives in the new division include Tim Opper, vice president of ingredients manufacturing; Lavonne Dietrich, vice president of sales and marketing for DFA International and the new division; and Rusty Golliher, director of engineering.

“Ingredients is a growth area with real potential, which is why DFA management and the board are dedicating more resources to it,” Mark Korsmeyer, president of DFA’s dairy food products division, said in the release. “This new division will better allow us to meet the growing demands of our customers both domestically and internationally.”

Korsmeyer said that ingredients such as cheese powders, condensed whole and skim milk, dairy flavors and casein are used in a variety of products worldwide, including baby formula, ice cream and flavored dairy beverages. DFA manufactures these ingredients, and the new division will help strengthen it in this area of the market, he said in the release.

DFA serves and is owned by more than 18,000 dairy farmers in 48 states.

Source: Kansas City Business Journal (KS)


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