Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center: Applying Research to Solve Industry Challenges

A new episode of Dairy on the Air is now available, sharing a conversation between Midwest Dairy CEO Lucas Lentsch and Dr. Lloyd Metzger, Director of the Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center (MDFRC). In this episode, they discuss how the research conducted at the MDFRC helps solve industry challenges that impact consumers and dairy farmers. Dairy on the Air, which launched in August 2018, is a podcast about all things dairy that can be found on your favorite podcast listening platforms, such as iTunes and Stitcher, or at MidwestDairy.com.

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • How dairy researchers and food companies work together to together to identify research projects that provide real world applications to the challenges facing food manufacturers.
  • How research priorities are identified.
  • Examples of past research projects that have helped solve a challenge to create dairy products consumers desire.
  • How the MDFRC is structured and works with national research centers.
Dr. Lloyd Metzger from the Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center (MDFRC) shares how MDFRC research helps solve industry challenges to deliver dairy products that consumers desire and also fuels a strong market that benefits dairy farmers.

Other recent podcast episode share conversations that address dairy research and sustainability with the National Dairy Council’s Dr. Greg Miller and Allen Merrill, a dairy farmer and Chairman of the Midwest Dairy board; retail opportunities for dairy with industry expert Doug Adams; export opportunities and a trade mission through the lens of a Midwest Dairy farmer and Dairy Management Inc. board member Lowell Mueller; and driving dairy demand around the globe with President and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, Tom Vilsack.

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