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|I belong to... UMDIA: Christa Schlosser|
|Features - I belong to...|
|Monday, 30 April 2012 16:58|
Our family milked Holsteins and raised crops for our heifers and livestock.Since graduating from North Dakota State University, my career has included working with dairy producers as a creamery field representative, food sales and marketing, and currently as a state dairy inspector.
If I wasn’t in the dairy industry, I would be… working in the horticulture or food industries. College classes involving plant sciences and food production were particularly interesting to me.
Professional networking, promoting dairy products through contests, and recognizing deserving youth with scholarship opportunities are additional reasons I have continued my involvement.
Our board is very diverse and hard working. The individuals come from various organizations throughout the dairy industry. Each board member has the opportunity to serve on various committees that play to their individual strengths and interests.
Cheese and butter contests and auctions, as well as educational conferences, bring recognition and opportunity to our members. UMDIA is proud to promote quality dairy products through our contests and to support students pursuing dairy-industry-related degrees by awarding scholarships.
Our members make these contributions possible.
Dairy products will continue to make their way to new and emerging markets. It will be necessary for the industry to meet the customer’s changing requirements for food safety and quality.
Develop a network of dairy professionals who are committed to working with you to bring the highest quality products to the consumer’s table. PD
Upper Midwest Dairy Industry Association
Year established: Central Minnesota Dairymen’s and Creamery Operators’ Association was founded in 1909 and later merged with both Dairy Processors, Inc., and the Minnesota Sanitarian’s Association to form the Upper Midwest Dairy Industry Association.
In 2008, the Pioneer Dairymen’s Club of America was extended membership in UMDIA.
Number of members: 197 individuals
UMDIA’s mission: We are a non-profit group that promotes the dairy industry by providing information, educational services, networks and contests that encourage improvement in the quality and safety of dairy and food products.