American Butter Institute

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The American Butter Institute is an Arlington, VA-based trade association for manufacturers, processors, marketers and distributors of butter and butter products. Originally established as the National Association of Creamery Butter Manufacturers in 1908, ABI's mission is to promote and protect the interest and welfare of the butter industry. There are currently 27 active member companies that market approximately 90 percent of all the butter manufactured in the United States.


Membership Structure

Active Member - Any individual, firm, corporation, cooperative association, or other organized group manufacturing, processing, packaging, or distributing butter or butter products is eligible for membership in the American Butter Institute. Each active member company is entitled to one seat on the ABI Board of Directors, which is the governing body of the American Butter Institute. (ABI Active Members)

Associate Member - Any individual, firm, corporation, or other legal entity which supplies goods and services to the butter industry can become an associate member. Associate members are not entitled to a board seat. (ABI Associate Members)

 

Officers

PresidentRandy Robinson, CEO of High Desert Milk (Burley, Idaho)

1st Vice PresidentCraig Alexander, Vice President, Dairy Ingredient Sales & Regulatory Affairs of O-AT-KA Milk Products Cooperative, Inc. (Batavia, N.Y.)

 

Active Members

Agri-Dairy Products, Inc.

Agri-Mark, Inc.

Associated Milk Producers, Inc.

Beaver Meadow Creamery, Inc.

Butterball Farms, Inc.

Butterfields Butter

Challenge Dairy Products, Inc.

Dairy Farmers of America

Darigold

Foremost Farms USA

Foster Farms Dairy

Graf Creamery

Grain Millers, Inc.                  

Great Lakes Milk Products, Inc.

High Desert Milk

Hoogwegt U.S., Inc.

Hunter, Walton & Co., Inc.

Land O’Lakes, Inc.

Larsen’s Creamery

MD & VA Milk Producers Coop

Michigan Milk Producers Assn.

O-AT-KA Milk Products

Ornua Foods North America

Rich Dairy Products

T.C. Jacoby & Co.

Tillamook County Creamery

Turner & Pease

 

Associate Members

INTL FC Stone

Ivarson, Inc.

Schuman Cheese

 

ABI Staff

Tom Balmer - Executive Director

Khadija Gibson-White - Program Manager

Beth Briczinski - Vice President, Dairy Foods & Nutrition

Peter Vitaliano - Vice President, Economic Policy & Market Research

 

Contact ABI

American Butter Institute

2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 600

Arlington, VA 22201

Phone: (703) 243-6111