Ed Gallagher, President, Dairy Farmers of America Risk Management
As president of DFA Risk Management, Ed leads the DFA division that offers price risk management programs to members, DFA-owned plants and customers and that offers the Federal Dairy Revenue Protection insurance program. Ed has worked in the dairy industry his whole life, having been raised on his family’s dairy farm in central New York. He spent 13 years at the Northeast Milk Market Administrators office and joined Dairylea Cooperative Inc. in 1996 where he served in a variety of senior management roles.He has been in his present role since 2010. Ed is a frequent industry speaker imparting his knowledge of milk pricing, risk management and the dairy industry.He serves on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Agricultural Advisory Committee, the Risk Management Committee for the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, the National Milk Producers Federation Cheese Pricing Task Force and the New York Commissioner of Agriculture’s Milk Marketing Advisory Council. He also has testified before the House and Senate Agriculture Committees on three occasions on milk pricing and risk management issues and has been an expert witness at a variety of milk pricing regulatory and legal matters. He holds a B.S. degree from Cornell University and an M.S. degree from The Ohio State University.