About Us

About Dairy Research Institute

Researchers fueling innovation

Fueling innovation

Dairy Research Institute® is a nonprofit created to strengthen the industry’s technical research. The Institute works with industry, academic, government and commercial partners to drive pre-competitive insights in nutrition, products and sustainability on behalf of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy® and National Dairy Council®.

Board of directors

The Dairy Research Institute® board of directors is a leadership team made up of producer organizations, dairy cooperatives, processors, manufacturers and retailers from across the United States.

DRI resources

To expand the impact of product, nutrition and sustainability research, the Dairy Research Institute® was established in 2010 under the leadership of Dairy Management Inc. (DMI), the nonprofit organization that manages the dairy checkoff program. Take a moment to learn more about current and completed technical research and the National Dairy Foods Research Centers.