Working Together to Give Our Customers the Very Best

Hiland Dairy is committed to the industry we serve through involvement in industry organizations, as well as regional and local dairy associations. The following are some of organizations we are affiliated with.

Quality Chekd Dairies Inc.

Founded in 1944 and based in Lisle, Illinois, Quality Chekd Dairies Inc. is a member-owned organization of 26 independent dairy processors with manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States and Colombia. Quality Chekd member companies provide consumers with world-class dairy products endorsed by the familiar Blue Q, Red Chek trademark, a symbol of Quality and Food Safety. Find more information at

International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA)

The IDFA represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their supplier. Membership consists of nearly 200 dairy processing members and their 165 divisions, subsidiaries and joint ventures. These companies range from large multinational organizations to single-plant companies, and run nearly 600 plant operations in the United States, Canada and several countries around the world. The companies represent 85 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States. Visit for more information.

Dairy Management, Inc. (DMI)

DMI is funded by America's 45,000-plus dairy farmers, as well as dairy importers. Created to help increase sales and demand for dairy products, DMI and its related organizations work to increase demand for dairy through research, education and innovation, as well as to maintain confidence in dairy foods, farms and businesses. DMI manages the National Dairy Council and the American Dairy Association, and founded the U.S. Dairy Export Council and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. DMI works with state and regional promotion organizations to implement these programs across the country. For more information, visit

Dairy Good

Millions of Americans enjoy dairy products because of their great taste and nutritional benefits but are disconnected from where their food comes from. Dairy Good was created to tell dairy's story — from the farm to consumers' tables — with renewed emphasis. Dairy Good brings together farmers, thought leaders, members of the dairy industry and consumers to have conversations about where their food comes from and to discuss how dairy is good for people, good for the planet and good for communities. For more information, visit

Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP)

MilkPEP is funded by the nation's milk processors, who are committed to increasing fluid milk consumption. Find more information at

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA)

DFA is a cooperative of 14,000 dairy producers in 48 states whose values of integrity, accountability, community, innovation, quality and passion are evident in every drop of milk they produce. Visit for more information.