Let’s build a stronger dairy industry together!

Here at ADPA we know how hard it is to recruit strong staff members, or how it feels battling constant red tape. We also know that our industry has incalculable years of knowledge, passion, as well as, immense work-ethic beneath its belt. Membership in the ADPA is the best way to network with over 100 Dairy professionals, customers, or producers, while simultaneously keeping you up-to-date on legislative and regulatory actions affecting the dairy industry.

Here is an offer you can’t refuse!

Would you like to have direct access to dairy processors? What if you could take advantage of that opportunity for the low, low cost of membership in the trade association representing the dairy processing industry – the American Dairy Products Association (ADPA)?

Join now and take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the upcoming Annual Dairy Convention, hosted by ADPA, scheduled for April 8-10, 2021 at the Marriott Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC April 8-10, 2021 at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront!

Membership in ADPA is the best way of initiating a dialogue with your customers, or potential customers, as well as keeping up-to-date on legislative and regulatory actions affecting the dairy industry.

Why Join? 

"To keep growing & adapting!"  Professional development and education is very important to our association. Improve your knowledge and expertise at the annual convention in the spring, which features both motivational and educational speakers, while bringing together the industry’s top leaders, along with regulatory and university partners!

"Because ADPA cares about you!" ADPA surveys members to determine needed programs and training. The association then works with the food science departments of the state universities to coordinate programming. In the past year, the association has hosted two three-day seminars on HTST and HACCP.

"You're busy -- we can help!" Stay up-to-date on association programs and member activities through periodic ADPA news announcements. You can also notify industry members of your company’s recent activities and promotions! 

"Use our Membership Directory!" Maintain high visibility with the region’s key decision-makers with a listing in and your own copy of this publication. In addition, a copy of the membership roster is available at any time for members. Mailing labels for association members may also be ordered through the association office. Take advantage of the quick connectivity!

"Just a call away!" ADPA is Resource central. Obtain prompt answers to your questions through the association's offices. The ADPA staff is as close as your telephone, FAX or e-mail.

"We've got your back!" Public relations can be tricky! Enjoy the benefits of offensive and defensive public relations activities focused on positioning the industry as a community partner. ADPA annually provides two scholarships to students of N.C. State University and Virginia Tech’s Food Science Department programs. This allows the students to pursue their education without monetary constraints.


Processor Membership is open to individuals, firms and/or corporations that manufacture, process or distribute milk or dairy products.

Affiliate Membership is open to processors who are not eligible for and elected to processor membership, and who manufacture and process milk or dairy products.

Associate Membership is open to individuals or firms that own or operate dairy machinery, supply companies or other suppliers to the dairy industry.

Click here to join online.

If you have questions, please call the association offices at 919.459.2076.

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