January 2017 Dinner Meeting

Arrangements & Program Committees


Topic: “Challenges and Opportunities for Securing the Global Supply Chain for Dairy/Food Business: The Dairy Queen Experience”

SPEAKER: Dr. Bill Barrier

Dr. Bill BarrierDr. Bill Barrier is the Executive Vice President of global product development, quality, and food safety for American Dairy Queen Corporation.  Dr. Barrier and his worldwide team are responsible for product creation, product consistency, and brand protection. After receiving his B.S. in biology from Fisk University, he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in food science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has worked for General Mills, Pillsbury, KFC, Burger King, and Firmenich.

Additionally, he has earned many achievements over his 25 years in the food industry. Bill resides in Maple Grove, MN with his wife and two daughters. He currently serves as a director for Cookie Cart (cookiecart.org), a non-profit that provides teenagers with leadership and career skills through training in an urban bakery. Gardening, traveling, and being with his family are his passions.

Register on line at www.mnift.org . On-line credit card payment is preferred or you can pay the night of the event by cash or check if needed.
Reservations are due by Friday January 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM.  If you have special dietary needs, please call or email me if those options are not on the registration website. If you have additional questions or need to cancel please call Lori at 952-210-6739 or email Lori.Lehner@Donaldson.com.
Please note. If you cancel after the deadline you are still responsible for payment but please let us know you will not be attending.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017
4:00 – 5:00 PM ExComm Meeting
5:00– 6:00 PM Check-in and Social Hour
6:00 PM Buffet
7:00 PM Speaker


Members / Guests - $35.00

Retiree’s/ Displaced Members - $15.00

Students - $5.00


Land O’Lakes, Inc. Corporate Office
4001 Lexington Avenue
Arden Hills, MN 55126-2998
651-375-2222 Operator
651-375-2100 Receptionist


From Minneapolis:

Take 35W North to 694 East. Follow 694 to Lexington Avenue exit.  Go left (North) on Lexington Avenue. Go left on County Rd F (West). Land O’Lakes campus is under construction, please follow the signs for parking.

From St. Paul:

Take 35E North to 694 West. Follow 694 to Lexington Avenue exit. Go right (North) on Lexington Avenue. Go left on Country Road F (West). Land O’Lakes campus is under construction, please follow the signs for parking.