Full Name
Mike Brown
Job Title
Chief Economist
International Dairy Foods Association
Mike Brown
Speaker Bio
Mike Brown was named Chief Economist for IDFA on Jan. 17, 2023. In that role, Brown leads economic and policy analysis and strategy development related to dairy policy and pricing.

He is a recognized expert on milk pricing policy and has worked for both farmer-owned cooperatives and proprietary businesses. Before joining IDFA, Brown led the milk and dairy procurement team for The Kroger Company as director of dairy supply chain. Prior to Kroger, Brown served as a dairy economist for well-known dairy brands and organizations including Glanbia, Darigold, and National All-Jersey, Inc.

Brown was raised on a small dairy farm in Western, New York and earned his bachelor’s degree in dairy science from Virginia Tech.