Susan Allen

Susan Allen

Manager, Preparedness and Response


Susan grew up on a multi-generation family farm in northwest Oklahoma and has more than 30 years of experience working in agriculture.  She joined the Dairy MAX team in 2007 working in many aspects of the company, and now with a focus on issues and crisis communications.  With a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education in family and consumer sciences, Susan uses her knowledge of consumer education and of agriculture to help support the dairy community’s ability to proactively prepare for, manage and respond to crisis.  She was named a Friend of the Oklahoma Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics twice and in 2017 was named one of the Significant Women in Oklahoma Agriculture by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and Oklahoma State University.  Prior to joining Dairy MAX, Susan worked for Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service/4-H, and the Oklahoma Beef Council.  Susan and her husband have two children.

Favorite healthy breakfast: 
Café con leche (coffee with milk) with a breakfast parfait with vanilla yogurt, chocolate cereal and berries.

Best advice you’ve ever received: 
You don’t have to participate in every argument you are invited to.

Your food/nutrition mentor growing up: 
My mom. My dad and two of my three brothers were diagnosed with diabetes, so I dealt with a family lifestyle change when I was young. Mom was committed to the diet and lifestyle changes to keep her herd healthy.