Rank #1: Talk Dairy to Me - More startups from the DFA Accelerator
The latest edition of Talk Dairy to Me has our host Doug Dresslaer covering topics from cows and cannoli to Canada, which is where his guest Louis Hui of Healthy Cow calls home. Healthy Cow participated in the 2019 class of the DFA Accelerator. In this episode, Doug is joined by another alum from 2019, Will Hickox of RifRaf. You won't want to miss it so subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. Oh, and if you have ideas for future episodes, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sep 05 2019
Rank #2: Entrepreneurship on the Dairy Farm
This month, Talk Dairy to Me, DFA's podcast featuring all things innovation, gets entrepreneurial. First, we chat with DFA member Angela Schmid whose family hosts an Airbnb where their guests can hug cows, help with the chores and even camp with the cows! You'll also hear from DFA member Shelly Grosenick, who cans her own jams as a side hustle to her family's 300-cow dairy. Jam out to this episode and share with friends! From all of us here at Talk Dairy to Me, have a wonderful holiday season!
Dec 05 2019
Rank #3: Learn about two Startups from our DFA Accelerator and meet our new podcast host.
Is it gassy in here, or is it just our podcast?
Talk Dairy to Me is getting gassy — and buttery? If you think that’s a weird combination, you’ll want to listen to the August episode of Talk Dairy to Me, available now. This month you’ll meet our new host and spend some time with a couple of the startup founders who joined us in the 2019 DFA Accelerator class. We’ll talk enteric emissions (yep, we mean cow burps) with Dr. Elizabeth Latham, and then hear from the Butter Boy himself, Josh Green. If you haven’t subscribed yet, get your life together and search Talk Dairy to Me wherever you listen to podcasts.
Aug 08 2019
Rank #4: Talk Dairy to Me
On this month’s podcast, we are going to dive into the development of a disruptive new product you may not know is on the market. And it’s on store shelves thanks to a brand owned by DFA — Live Real Farms. The product is Dairy Plus Milk Blends beverages. Using a unique blending process, Dairy Plus Milk Blends combines almond and oat beverages with the protein power of dairy.
Oct 04 2019
Rank #5: Striving to be a supplier of choice: our Transportation and Logistics Department
Today we’re going to take a look at the Transportation and Logistics Department here at Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), and dive into some of their new, innovative initiatives they are working on to create efficiencies across the Cooperative. We’ll kick it off with an overview of supply chain with Executive Lecturer and Director of the Supply Chain Management Centerat University of Kansas Roger Woody. After we have a little bit of context, we’ll talk to several members of the DFA team, including Susie Richie, Corey Ritenour, Darlene Wolf and Frank Wurst, about their work more specifically.
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May 09 2019
Rank #6: Craigs Station Creamery: A Sustainable Partnership
Join your host, Annie Kramer, as she takes you on a journey from farm to table at Craigs Station Creamery, a facility in Pavilion, N.Y., built as a joint venture between DFA and eight local farmers. We’ll talk with farmer-member Chris Noble; Brian Paris, plant manager at Craigs Station Creamery; and one of our customers through the plant, Don Stohrer, Jr., general manager at Arla Foods USA.
Want to learn more about Craigs Station Creamery and the farmers invested in this venture? Check out their website at http://www.craigsstationcreamery.com.
Apr 03 2018
Rank #7: Talk Dairy to Me
On this month’s episode of Talk Dairy to Me, DFA’s podcast featuring all things innovation, we take a look at innovation in light of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak going on in our world and focus on the good we’re seeing happening at DFA during these unprecedented times.
When we think about innovation, it’s about more than finding new ways to improve processes, people and efficiencies; it also means using innovation to help people.
Learn about DFA’s current donation efforts and how we’re working to ensure nutritious dairy products get to those in need plus our social media campaign #AddAnOunce that highlights all the possibilities of using a little bit more dairy to help support our nation's dairy farmers.
Apr 30 2020
Rank #8: Advanced Technology for Better Milk
On this month’s episode of Talk Dairy to Me, DFA’s innovation podcast, host Doug Dresslaer chats with DFA Accelerator alum, Bethany Deshpande, CEO of SomaDetect, and DFA member Natasha Sutherland of Stein Farms in Le Roy, N.Y., about how SomaDetect is empowering dairy farmers with the data to make better milk and improve the lives of their herd. Grab a glass and Talk Dairy with us.
Mar 04 2020
Rank #9: Talk Dairy to Me
They’re vacuuming floors, driving Teslas and … milking cows. They’re also pushing feed, reading GPS trackers and doing numerous other tasks on the farm. That’s right, we’re talking robots. We’re kicking off 2020’s first episode of Talk Dairy to Me, DFA’s podcast featuring all things innovation, with automation and technology. Our host, Director of Cultural Innovation Doug Dresslaer, is interviewing a couple of innovative DFA members who have implemented robots on their family farms. Jennifer Leech from Ingleside Dairy in Lexington, Va., and Aric De Jager from Icon Holsteins in Kersey, Colo., are giving insights into how robots are providing their families with actionable information that helps them make smart, data-driven decisions to improve their operations.
Jan 16 2020
Rank #10: Continuous improvement within our manufacturing plants
During this episode, we’ll outline some of the work our Beverage and Dairy Foods division is doing around continuous improvement and challenging the status quo every day. Join your host, Annie Kramer, as she chats with Craig Martek, Dustin Mitchell and Jeff Terrell about the exciting work they are doing within their division and how they’re getting it adopted across more of the manufacturing teams at Dairy Farmers of America.
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Jul 11 2019