Director, Division of Milk Control & Dairy Services, NYS Dept. of Ag & Markets
Casey McCue is the Director of Milk Control and Dairy Services at the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Casey has been involved in the dairy industry his entire life. Growing up, he was deeply involved with his grandparent’s dairy farm in Lewis County.
Casey attended SUNY Canton and earned his Associates Degree in Dairy Foods. Before entering public service, he worked for Kraft General Foods in their cream cheese facility in the Quality Assurance Department and as a Certified Milk Inspector for Lowville Producers Dairy Cooperative. Casey started with New York State in 2000 as a Dairy Products Specialist, then in 2006 as the Compliance and Enforcement Coordinator. In 2009, he became Program Manager; in 2012, the Director of Milk Control, and added Dairy Services in 2015. Currently, Mr. McCue supervises a staff of approximately 50 and is responsible for the statewide dairy regulatory program as well as dairy services functions at the Department, such as licensing and producer security.
In addition, Casey participates in a number of industry organizations, serving in several leadership roles: past president of NADRO (National Association of Dairy Regulatory Officials), Executive Board member for the NCIMS (National Conference of Interstate Milk Shipments), Chair of the Liaison Committee between the NCIMS and FDA and as an Executive Board member of the NYS Association of Food Protection.