Trevor Tomkins, recently retired chief executive officer of Milk Specialties Global, has created a new, enterprise-based development organization. The official launch of venture | dairy will be celebrated May 1 at the Union League Club of Chicago. venture | dairy combines Tomkins’ executive experience and dairy science background. Promoting dairy as a powerful tool for growth around the world, particularly in emerging markets, venture | dairy works to improve milk production and quality, generate income, create jobs, help businesses grow and communities develop.

Structured to produce measurable outcomes, venture | dairy is both a non-for-profit organization and a social investment fund.

The organization’s inaugural project in Nicaragua is the formation of a dairy hub that will work with Nicaraguan farmers to improve milk production and farm profitability.

venture | dairy is also undertaking a feasibility study in Rwanda to determine whether its developing dairy industry can be helped by construction of a dairy processing plant.


—From venture | dairy news release