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International Dairy Foods Association Launches Career Resource Site

International Dairy Foods Association Launches Career Resource Site

Networking and career site assists professionals with fewer than 15 years of experience in the dairy industry

The International Dairy Foods Association last week launched the NextGEN Dairy Network, an initiative focused on helping up-and-coming dairy industry professionals build their careers.

Through online forums, networking and targeted training sessions, the NextGEN Dairy Network will provide professionals who have fewer than 15 years of dairy experience with access to the information, tools and expertise necessary to be successful in the industry, IDFA said.

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Networking and career site assists professionals with fewer than 15 years of experience in the dairy industry

"The NextGEN Dairy Network enables industry professionals at all levels to grow, collaborate, network, solve problems and develop the skills necessary to hold leadership positions in their companies, as well as in IDFA and its constituent organizations," said Clay Hough, IDFA senior group vice president and general counsel.

The NextGEN Dairy Network will encourage members to:
• Network with industry peers who are also building their careers;
• Gain a better understanding of hot topics and emerging issues;
• Participate in online career development forums, have specific access to articles and interviews with IDFA and dairy industry leaders;
• Learn how industry peers solve challenges and advance their careers;
• Receive special invitations to and discounts for IDFA trainings and events that will help develop the skills and knowledge necessary for career-building;
• Participate in a range of special activities that will help participants build the skills necessary to prepare for leadership opportunities in their respective organizations; and
• Connect in person at meetings sponsored by IDFA throughout the year.

"Dairy is a unique and exciting industry. There's a certain camaraderie that you do not find in other industries," said David Ahlem, chief operating officer of Hilmar Cheese Company.

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"NextGEN Dairy takes advantage of this camaraderie to help grow our next generation of plant managers, marketing executives, R&D professionals and other individuals who continue to make our industry great."

The network is open to all employees of IDFA member companies and business partners who have fwere than 15 years of experience in the dairy industry. There is no cost to join. Users can log on to and complete a brief registration form.

Source: IDFA

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