About Us

Our Mission

Protecting Idaho’s dairy industry through environmental, legal, and legislative efforts since 1924

How IDA, IDEAL, and IDA Consulting work together to benefit Idaho’s dairy industry

In a state that’s home to more cows than people, the protection and promotion of dairy producers and their yield is vital. That’s why Idaho’s dairy industry leaders formed the Idaho Dairymen’s Association. As the needs of the industry have evolved, so have IDA’s offerings.

In 2003, the Idaho Dairy Environmental Action League (IDEAL), Inc. was formed, followed by the creation of the IDEAL Foundation in 2008. Through scientific research, IDEAL generates innovative management techniques for the livestock industry.

In 2015, IDA Consulting Services was formed to address the increased environmental and social pressures placed on dairy producers. Through the lenses of environmental services and worker training and safety, IDA Consulting Services provides on-farm expertise to assist dairymen in meeting the ever-growing expectations of dairy consumers and the public.

Complementing these IDA entities is Dairy West who works as the marketing arm of Idaho’s dairy industry to expand the promotion of dairy products within our region alongside the IDPC.