Dr. Torsten Hemme is the founder and CEO of the IFCN Dairy Research Network. He studied agricultural economics at the University of Göttingen in Germany. His Ph.D. thesis set the basis for the IFCN, whose mission is to create a better understanding of the dairy world by providing comparable data, knowledge and inspiration. In 2019, researchers from more than 100 countries participated. Moreover, over 130 agribusiness companies are members of the network and use the data and knowledge base for their strategic planning.