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Membership Benefits

Where the Dairy Industry Does Business®

ADPI membership is open to organizations involved in the dairy industry including manufacturers, trading companies, affiliate organizations and others who utilize dairy ingredients. Membership dues and benefits vary by category.


ADPI Resources & Services

Technical Resources

Center of Excellence

ADPI offers a network of experienced dairy industry professionals as subject matter experts capable of addressing a wide range of topics as a key resource to Member organizations. ADPI contracts annually with these subject matter experts on dairy related areas based on member need, engagement with members, and the expert’s availability. Center of Excellence experts represent a wide spectrum of disciplines.

Access to the ADPI Center of Excellence is a member benefit that provides ADPI members with an easy and economical way to to gain access to a pool of industry experts capable of addressing dairy related questions, issues or concerns they might have. 

Consultations with subject matter experts are free of charge to ADPI members within established guidelines. Consultations are limited to designated time constraints per topic and member classification.

Dairy Ingredient Standards

ADPI and its members work to develop quality product standards for dairy ingredients and encourages the industry to use these product standards as a guide in the manufacturing, marketing and purchasing of dairy products for use as functional and nutritional ingredients.  ADPI member companies and employees have the opportunity to help create and oversee ingredient standards by serving on the Standards Committee.

Ingredient Standards are now available to the public in an effort for all those in the dairy, food and beverage industries to utilize these standards. 

Members have access to additional resources in addition to the Ingredient Standards, that include training materials such as:

    • University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research Process & Product Descriptions (Dried Dairy Ingredients Handbook)
    • Training Handouts and Cheese Explanations
    • Additional training materials and access to ADPI staff

Annual Dairy Products Utilization & Production Trends Publication

ADPI is the only organization that provides this unique compilation of industry-wide data on the utilization of ingredients and production trends in the U.S. on dairy ingredients. Each year, ADPI collects market data from its members and other dairy industry participants on ways in which they utilize dairy ingredients. 

Participants in the survey included ADPI members, other cooperating processors, distributors and resellers.

In addition to the commercial utilization data compiled by ADPI, the publication also contains a wealth of information about dairy ingredients including: production figures, export volumes, and other key industry statistics. 

Produced as an annual publication in an easily accessible PDF format, this resource is available online to ADPI members as a member benefit at no-cost. Non-members are welcome to purchase a digital copy. 

Proficiency Testing

Available three times a year (April, July and October), ADPI partners with Eurofins to conduct proficiency tests to assist member organizations. Each Member receives their specific test results, along with others to compare to, which remain anonymous.

To take advantage of this benefit, contact Andy Powers, VP of Technical Services, at

Certified Reference Standard Nonfat Dry Milk

Our Certified Reference Standards offering provides nonfat dry milk standards to the global dairy industry for use in the calibration and verification of critical laboratory analytical methods.

Standards can be shipped internationally, with discount pricing available for ADPI members. 

Questions? Contact Andy Powers, VP of Technical Services, at

Training & Education

Education & Training Opportunities

Get the momentum you need to move ahead! ADPI offers many annual opportunities that provide Members educational opportunities, training services, and related learning support within the dairy ingredients industry. 

Members enjoy special discounted rates for all education & training opportunities.

Events & Webinars

Don’t miss the events that bring together the leadership of the U.S. dairy industry – producers, processors, end users, suppliers, traders, brokers and academics – to build relationships and discuss the current landscape as it relates to the future of the dairy industry. ADPI manages and hosts a number of events and webinars without the year. Members enjoy special discounted rates for all events and free access to webinars.

Knowledge Sharing

In an ever increasingly competitive environment, ADPI Members are given the opportunity to have their voice heard and share their thoughts. ADPI Member organizations are stronger working together to move common interests and objectives forward, while allowing ADPI to become globally focused and inclusive.

ADPI members are invited to participate as speakers, instructors and trainers as part of our suite of education and training opportunities. Member companies are also invited to sponsor or host various events and webinars throughout the year, providing visual marketing opportunities as well as sharing knowledge of research and findings. For more information on these opportunities, please reach Beth Holcomb at


ADPI is committed to investing in the growth of the dairy ingredients industry. ADPI, annually awards up to four $2,000 scholarships to dependents of an employee or to an employee of an ADPI member organization. These awards may be used for any educational expenses that a student may have in furthering his/her education.

Industry Engagement

Online Member Directory

Our NEW online member directory will prove to be a vital benefit to ADPI member organizations.  This new resource allows members the ability to connect with individuals from other member companies, making it a go-to source for business referrals, networking and helping connect those in the dairy industry with each other. It will include the more than 260 active member organizations and employees. 

Find a Supplier Directory

Our Find a Supplier Directory is a one-of-a-kind database available to all who visit the ADPI website. This database, featuring ADPI member companies, allows users to search for manufacturers and suppliers of specific dairy ingredients and providers of industry services across multiple tiers.

Leadership Opportunities

One of the primary duties of a leader is to make effective decisions that can advance the future of an organization and industry. ADPI encourages all members to have a voice in the industry and help shape the future. Processor and Trading Company Tier I members are entitled to representation on the ADPI Board of Directors, while representatives from all member categories are encouraged to participate on one of ADPI’s many standing committees or task forces, all which drive activity to benefit the dairy industry.



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