The United Dairymen of Idaho/Diary West (UDI) was established in 1980, with the mission to provide Idaho’s dairy farm families with a prosperous Idaho dairy industry and augment demand for Idaho-produced dairy products through coordinated marketing, dairy image, nutrition counseling and research programs.
UDI accomplishes this mission through its three member organizations: Idaho Dairy Council, Idaho Dairy Products Commission and the Idaho Dairymen’s Association.
According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the items most requested by food bank clients, yet there is a nationwide shortage because it is rarely donated. The Idaho Food Bank is part of the “Feeding American” program. This year United Dairymen sponsored The Great American Milk Drive, made possible by the nation’s dairy farm families – including over 500 dairy farmers in Idaho. The goal of the campaign is to deliver two million gallons of milk to food banks across the country, and Idaho residents help meet that goal through donations to the program.