Memberships

ADPI's expertise is supporting and representing its members. Focusing on milk and whey-based ingredients and related products, ADPI members represent the entire supply chain of the dairy ingredient sector. We strive to help our members grow the dairy ingredients business and related markets.


ADPI membership is open to organizations involved in the dairy industry, subject to Board approval. Membership dues and benefits vary by category.

  • Processor
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $5,500
    • Annual membership dues are based on production volume of United States-produced dairy ingredients (minimum $5,500).
    • Firms processing milk and/or co-products derived from milk into finished marketable and/or intermediate products at a plant located within the United States.
    • Processor members are voting members and eligible for representation on the ADPI Board of Directors. 
  • Tier I Trading Company
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $5,500
    • Annual membership dues are based on annual sales of United States-produced dairy ingredients (minimum $5,500).
    • Firms involved in the marketing and distribution of dairy products produced in the United States. 
    • Tier I Trading Company members are voting members and eligible for representation on the ADPI Board of Directors. 
    • Processor members are not eligible to be Tier I Trading Company members.
  • Tier II Trading Company
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $1,750
    • Firms involved in the marketing and distribution of dairy products produced in the United States.
    • Tier-II Trading Company members are not Voting Members and are not eligible for representation on the ADPI Board of Directors. 
    • Processor members are not eligible to be Tier II Trading Company members.
    • Annual membership dues are $1,750
  • Affiliate
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $1,750
    • Firms that are manufacturers, distributors, or suppliers of equipment, materials, and/or services to the dairy industry. Affiliate members are not voting Members and are not eligible for representation on the ADPI Board of Directors.
    • Firms that would fall under the Processor, Trading Companies or International categories are not eligible to be Affiliate members.
    • Annual membership dues are $1,750.
  • Academic Institutions
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $800
    • Institutions of higher education that educate and train students who will participate in the dairy industry are invited to join ADPI.
    • Annual membership dues are $800.
  • Utilization
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $1,750
    • Firms using dairy products that do not process milk and/or co-products derived from milk to produce finished marketable and/or intermediate products, nor supply equipment, materials or services to the industry.
    • Annual membership dues are $1,750.
  • International
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $1,750
    • Firms that process or further process milk and/or co-products derived from milk into finished marketable and/or intermediate products, and do not have a dairy plant located within the United States. 
    • International members are not voting members and are not eligible for representation on the ADPI Board of Directors. 
    • Annual membership dues are $1,750.