Idaho Milk Processors Association (IMPA), now in its 95th year, is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote the Idaho dairy industry.  The formal mission of the association is: 

  • To advance the dairy industry of Idaho and to cooperate with all organizations that work for the advancement and development of the dairy industry.

  • To hold annual conventions for the discussion of subjects relative to the processing of milk and milk products and to act in unison in matters affecting the welfare of all dairy interests.

 The Membership of IMPA is composed of such persons, firms or corporations engaged in the processing, distribution or inspection of milk, cheese, ice cream or any other dairy products in Idaho.


Associate Members include persons, firms, corporations and institutions engaged in the sale and distribution to Members of supplies, equipment, intellectual property and other related materials.


Together, IMPA members and associate members are united in advocating the responsible growth and development of a sustainable Idaho dairy industry.

Constitution and By-Laws

Idaho Milk Processors Association
Officers and Directors


Mike Ragsdale (2025)

Idaho Milk Products

2249 South Tiger Drive

Jerome, ID 83338

Tel: (208) 644-2894

Email: mragsdale@idahomilk.us

Vice President

Corey Gillins (2027)

Dairy Farmers of America

1140 South 3200 West

Salt Lake City, UT 84104

(801) 977-3034

Email: cgillins@dfamilk.com

Past President

Russ De Kruyf (2023)

Glanbia Nutritionals

121 4th Ave S.

Twin Falls, ID  83301

Tel:  (208) 733-7555

Email:  rdekruyf@glanbiausa.com


Daragh Maccabee (2023)

Idaho Milk Products

2249 South Tiger Drive

Jerome, ID 83338

Tel: (208) 644-2894

Email: dmaccabee@idahomilk.us


Rachel Grimm (2023)

Idaho Milk Products

2249 South Tiger Drive

Jerome, Idaho 83338

Tel: (208) 320-3187         

Email: rgrimm@idahomilk.us

Director (Associate)

Jay Astle     (2022)

BHS Specialty Chemicals
15 North 3192 East
Idaho Falls, ID  83401
Tel:  (208) 589-2234
Email:  Jayt.astle@gmail.com

Director #1

Alan Stutzman (2022)

Magic Valley Quality Milk Producers

P.O. Box 507

Jerome Id 83338

Tel: 208-324-7519

Director #2

Jennifer Clark (2022)


3450 Kimberly Road E.

Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

Tel: (260) 316-0386

Email: Jennifer.Clark@chobani.com

Director #3

Shawn Burton (2022)

High Desert Milk.

1033 Idaho Ave

Burley, ID 83318

Tel: (208) 878-6455

Email: sburton@highdesertmilk.com

Director #4

Eric Gracida (2023)

Agropur - Jerome Cheese
547 W Nez Perce Ave
Jerome, Idaho 83338
Tel:  208-324-8806
Email:  Eric.gracida@agropur.com

Director #5

Joe Coote (2023)

Darigold Inc.

1130 Rainier Avenue South,

Seattle, WA 98124

Tel: (800) 333-6455

Email: Joe.Coote@darigold.com

Director #6

Charlie Kruchten (2023)


N8790 Fairground Avenue,

Greenwood, WI 54437

Tel: (608) 604-5875

Email: charlie@dairywisconsin.com