by: Benton Smith, Dairy Processing

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and joined forces to put together a new event that organizers hope propels the dairy industry forward.

The DairyTech Conference, set to debut May 18 and 19 in Austin, Texas, will bring together the worlds of dairy and technology with innovations and the future in mind.

Thomas Wojno, IDFA’s senior vice president of innovation and member advancement, helped put the event together. He said the idea for the conference originated from a desire to elevate the industry.

“Dairy, while an entrepreneurial and fantastic industry, maybe has been some years behind in how they adopt and adapt with changes in the industry and adopt new technologies and innovation,” Wojno said. “We see this conference as the intersection where dairy and tech can connect.”