News & Events

Presentations from Milk Symposium (July 20, 2017)

Introduction (Dr. Siva Kaliappan, National Dairy Council)
Light impact on quality of milk (Dr. Susan Duncan, Virginia Tech)
Sensory of milk (Dr. MaryAnne Drake, North Carolina State University)
Packaging materials for milk (Dr. Claire Koelsch Sand, Packaging Technology and Research)
Protective additives for packaging (Dr. Cherie Stancik, Chemours)
Retail cases and basics of light (Jack Sjogren, Hillphoenix)
Management of milk in retail space (Doug Adams, Prime Consulting)
Milk supply economics (Dr. Marin Bozic, University of Minnesota)

Annual Meeting and Social Dinner (July 31 & August 1, 2017)

The MDFRC will hold its social dinner/poster session and annual meeting on July 31 and August 1, 2016. The social dinner and poster session will be held at the Radisson Hotel Roseville on July 31 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The annual meeting will be held at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the U of M campus on August 1 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Contact Peggy Lehtola for more information.

Acres + Avenues

Acres + Avenues is a series of entertaining video clips showing shared interests between dairy farmers and young, hip, city slickers. The videos were created by Dairy Management, Inc.™ to help restore the public’s trust in farming practices and dairy production. 

Center Director Explains "The Science of Milk" in Entertaining-Yet Educational-Video

Lloyd Metzger, Ph.D., is the star of a 3-minute video that introduces the scientific properties of milk and explains how milk protein is uniquely packed for easy absorption in the body. Dr. Metzger is the director of the Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center and a professor at South Dakota State University.

Official Opening of New Institute for Dairy Ingredient Processing at Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center

Driving dairy innovation is highlighted with the grand opening of the Institute for Dairy Ingredient Processing (IDIP), a component of the new Davis Dairy Plant at South Dakota State University. IDIP provides dairy ingredient manufacturers with an efficient, valuable and improved way to research, develop and test new dairy-based ingredients and processes. IDIP is the only resource of its kind developed to facilitate the commercialization of manufacturing processes that expand the product portfolio of dairy-based ingredients produced for domestic and international markets. Watch a virtual tour of the IDIP facility.

The Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center Marks 25 Year Anniversary

MDFR AnniversaryThe Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center celebrated its first quarter-century during the start of its annual meeting July 25-26, 2012, in Roseville, Minn. Throughout these 25 years we've had one simple agenda--"sell more milk," said Dr. Vikram Mistry, South Dakota State University professor and the Center's associate director, during a program commemorating the anniversary. "Collectively, the research centers have strengthened the dairy industry," he added.