Jill Rippe


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Jill has been with Agropur Ingredients (formerly Main Street Ingredients) for 17 years and has worked in the dairy research and development industry for over 20 years.  She completed her undergraduate degree at St. Olaf College (BA Biology/Chemistry – Double Major) and her graduate degree at University of Wisconsin – Madison (MS Food Science).  She furthered her experience at University of Vermont, focusing on research regarding Mozzarella and its functionality in dairy science.  As Director of Research and Development, she manages research projects regarding health and wellness, sports nutrition, product development and much more.  She enjoys leading and mentoring her team.

Outside of work Jill enjoys various activities including cross country skiing (she is a PSIA certified ski instructor), kayaking/canoeing, hiking/camping, organic gardening, and woodworking.