SUN VALLEY, IDAHO – Reed’s Dairy president Alan Reed became the newest member of the Idaho Milk Processing Association (IMPA) Hall of Fame during the organization’s annual conference on Aug. 11.
A native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Reed’s career path in dairy began with managing milk processing, marketing and sales, before his success led Reed’s Dairy to increase its processing capability. The company’s plant now manufactures various bottled milks, cheese, more than 80 flavors of ice cream and a chocolate milk that uses potato flakes to give the product a thick and creamy texture.
Reed’s Dairy has six retail locations in Idaho and a home delivery business, as well as a wholesale business that serves customers in Idaho, Wyoming and Utah with custom mixes.
“Alan Reed has helped to make our industry strong by serving the people of Idaho and our dairy industry well,” said IMPA president Mike Ragsdale. “The IMPA board of directors are honored to induct Alan Reed into our hall of fame in celebration of all his achievements.”
Involved with IMPA for decades, Reed served on the organization’s audit committee when he attended his first meeting 40 years ago. He also has held such IMPA positions as board member, vice president, president and chair of the New Dairy Product Contest. Reed has led the contest since its inception, with the competition giving dairy and food science students a platform for creating innovative products.