About Us

About the Innovation Center

Who We Are

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy is a precompetitive forum founded by dairy farmers in 2008 that brings together leaders and experts from across the dairy community to align on category-wide priorities and best practices, advance a shared social responsibility platform and communicate U.S. dairy’s story.

How We Work Together

More than 60% of the U.S. milk supply is represented on the Innovation Center Board of Directors at the CEO/Chairmen level. Hundreds of other companies and organizations participate in the work of the Innovation Center through its committees and task forces, the multi-stakeholder Dairy Sustainability Alliance and the Common Voice Network of dairy industry communicators.


People trust dairy as essential to their lives.


We work together to ensure an economically viable and socially responsible U.S. dairy community from farm to table.

Through the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, the dairy community supports socially responsible, economically viable and environmentally sound dairy food systems that promote the current and future health and well-being of our consumers, communities, cows, employees, businesses and planet.

We welcome the involvement of all those along the dairy chain – from farm to table – who share our commitment to consumers of a socially responsible and ever-improving dairy community. If you would like to learn more or become involved, please contact us at innovationcenter@usdairy.com.

Areas of Focus

For more information about our priorities and progress, read our 2018 Sustainability Report.

Sustainable Nutrition

Highlight dairy’s role in a sustainable food system that supports consumers’ health and well-being

Animal Care

Demonstrate dairy farmers’ commitment to high-quality, humane and ethical animal care

Environmental Stewardship

Advance the science and practices that protect our natural resources and document dairy’s progress

Food Safety

Protect consumers and minimize risks through industrywide collaboration on food safety

People & Community

Share dairy’s positive societal and economic impacts

Global Insights & Innovation

Identify emerging opportunities and threats for U.S. dairy


Engage consumers and stakeholders in a conversation around dairy