Knowledge Exchange

Industry Centers of Excellence

Dairy Processing and Production

The Dairy Processing and Production Center of Excellence focuses on the structural issues surrounding the processing and marketing of U.S. dairy products, both from the domestic and export market perspective.

Center of Excellence Members 
Amanda Durow, Senior Credit Officer and Center of Excellence Chair
Terry Barr, Senior Director, Knowledge Exchange (Ex Officio)
Michael Butler, Credit Officer
Ridge Easton, VP/Relationship Manager
Mike Fleming, VP/Senior Relationship Manager
Vince Heguy, VP/Relationship Manager
Jim Matzat, VP/Lead Relationship Manager
Andy Shockley, Credit Officer
Mike Short, Senior Vice President, Credit Approval
Lee Slattery, Senior Credit Analyst
Michael Tousignant, Sector Vice President/Managing Director
Ben Laine, Senior Economist, Knowledge Exchange 

Recent Dairy Processing and Production Research Reports
Competition is Reshaping the Milk Business
Automatic Milking Systems: Keeping Smaller Dairies in the Game
Mutual Benefit: JVs with Foreign Dairy Companies on the Rise
EU and U.S. to Vie for Growing Global Dairy Markets
Dairy Processors Race to Keep Pace with Milk Production
The U.S. Organic Dairy Industry – Booming Demand with Room to Grow
Genomics – Game-Changer for the Dairy Industry
Federal Milk Marketing Orders - Helping to Shape the Evolving Dairy Industry
Future of the U.S. Dairy Industry Hinges on Exports
The FDA's New Veterinary Feed Directive – Dairy Q & A Fact Sheet
U.S. Milk Powder - How Long Will the Current Global Glut Persist?
Challenges Facing the Dairy Production Industry: Dairy Lenders' Perspectives
EU Dairy Quota Sunset, Part II: Potential Impacts on World Exports
Federal Milk Marketing Orders and their Role in Dairy Pricing
EU Dairy Quota Sunset, Part I: EU Quota and Milk Production
Dairy Ingredients: Opportunities and Challenges
U.S. Dairy Industy's Evolving Role in the Global Marketplace: a Banker's Perspective
U.S. Dairy Product Exports: Growth Patterns, Causes and Implications

If you would like to obtain a copy of any one of KED's research reports, please either contact your CoBank relationship manager or send an e-mail to the Knowledge Exchange Division at


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