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Dairy Drive

The State of South Dakota has elevated the need for dairy cow numbers and simultaneously milk production demands in the growing dairy processing industry. The South Dakota Dairy Drive, initiated in 2012 by dairy processors and producers incorporates many activities to meet these growth objectives.

Activities in the SD Dairy Drive include: presence at national Expos such as World Dairy Expo and World Ag Expo, participation in regional forums such as the Dairy Experience Forum hosted by the ADA of the Midwest, and in-state collaboration with South Dakota State University at various events including the SDSU Dairy Drive football and basketball games.

SDSU President Barry Dunn, Dean of College of Agriculture and Biological Science John Killefer, Department Head and Professor of the Dairy and Food Science Department Vikram Mistry, join SDDP Board Chair Marv Post toasting dairy at the SDSU Dairy Drive basketball game.

SDSU Dignitaries join representatives from Bel Brands, SDDP and Midwest Dairy along with SD Dairy Ambassadors at the 2019 SDSU Dairy Drive basketball game.