Dairy Promotion Order


The Division is responsible for administration of the New York State Dairy Promotion Order (NYSDPO), issued by the Commissioner and approved by the state's milk producers. The Order was established to promote the consumption of New York milk and dairy products.

Milk producers pay 15 cents per hundredweight of milk produced for dairy promotion. The New York State Dairy Promotion Order (our office) retains 10 cents and the remaining 5 cents is used for national program activities (paid to National Dairy Promotion and Research Board at 10255 West Higgins Road, Suite 900, Rosemont, II. 60118-5616). Monthly assessments collected are used for contractual milk promotion activities, administrative costs, and research.


The Dairy Promotion Advisory Board consists of ten New York milk producers appointed by the Commissioner who serve a three-year term. The first New York State Dairy Promotion Advisory Board was appointed in May 1972 at the request of dairy producers. The board advises the Commissioner on the disposition of approximately $15 million a year in funds collected from milk producers under the producer-approved NYSDPO. It also makes recommendations on promotion and nutrition education programs and various dairy product and research projects.


The following are the members of the Sixteenth Dairy Promotion Advisory Board, serving from May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2020.

  • *Larry Bailey, DFA Seat
  • *Barbara Hanselman, At-large Seat
  • Jason Kehl, Niagara Frontier Cooperative Bargaining Agency Seat
  • LouAnne King, At-large Seat
  • John Mueller, Rochester Cooperative Milk Producers’ Bargaining Agency Inc. Seat
  • Kim Nelson, At-large Seat
  • Christopher Noble, At-large Seat
  • Mike Nolan, Agri Mark Inc. Seat
  • **Julie Patterson, New York Farm Bureau Seat
  • Carroll Wade, NYS Grange Seat

*New member in 2017

**New member in 2019

Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Dairy Promotion Order Advisory Board was scheduled to take place on December 3, 2019, but was cancelled due to inclement weather. Please stay tuned for further updates.

Past Meeting Materials

The most recent past meeting of the Dairy Promotion Order Board was held on Monday, September 16, 2019 and Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Materials from ADANE, Milk for Health, and VentureFuel are available upon request. Recordings of the meeting are also available.

September 16 recording

September 17 recording

For minutes and materials from previous meetings, please contact the Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services.