DFA'S GARDEN CITY FACILITY NAMED 2018 SUSTAINABLE PLANT OF THE YEAR BY FOOD ENGINEERING MAGAZINE

Award recognizes the plant’s outstanding sustainability features that go above and beyond industry standards
April 17, 2018

Dairy Farmers of America’s state-of-the-art ingredients plant in Garden City, Kan., recently received the Sustainable Plant of the Year Award from Food Engineering magazine. The award was presented at Food Engineering’s Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo in Bonita Springs, Fla., and honors a newly constructed food facility focused on reducing, reusing and recycling.

DFA breaks ground on retail store in Utah

“The Creamery” will offer visitors a unique dairy destination
April 11, 2018

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national cooperative owned by family farmers, broke ground for the construction of a new retail store, The Creamery, in Beaver, Utah, which will replace the existing cheese store currently on the site of DFA’s Beaver City processing plant.

DFA Annual Meeting celebrates 20 years with focus on Real People, Real Dairy

March 21, 2018

More than 20 years ago, farmers from four U.S. dairy cooperatives came together to form Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), with a strategic vision to establish the first national dairy cooperative with investments across the U.S. dairy supply chain.

Today, as more than 1,600 people gather in Kansas City for the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting, DFA is not only a leading Cooperative owned by family-farmers from across the U.S., but also the largest supplier of milk in the world and the fourth-largest global dairy foods company.

DFA reports 2017 financial results

March 21, 2018

At the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting today, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), officials reported net income of $127.4 million for 2017. DFA’s net sales totaled $14.7 billion for 2017, compared to $13.5 billion in 2016. This increase is due to unit sales growth as well as higher milk prices, which averaged $17.63 per hundredweight in 2017 compared with $16.30 in 2016.

2018 DFA Members of Distinction

March 21, 2018

Dairy Farmers of America’s (DFA) Members of Distinction program honors members who embody the Cooperative’s core values and excel on their operations, in their communities and in the industry. Each year, one member farm from each of DFA’s seven regional Areas is honored during the Annual Banquet at DFA’s Annual Meeting. The 2018 Members of Distinction are:

Central Area
Styer Family, Alfalawn Farm – Menomonie, Wis.

2018 DFA Cares Foundation Scholarships

March 21, 2018

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) recognizes the importance of developing future leaders in the dairy industry and is committed to investing in their education. Since its inception 11 years ago, the DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship
has grown to honor an increasing number of outstanding students who are pursuing careers in the dairy industry.

DFA and Sprint announce ag tech and dairy food product startups selected for 2018 Accelerator program

March 5, 2018

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national cooperative owned by family farmers, and Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced the companies selected for the 2018 Accelerator program, which includes startups focused on ag tech and dairy food products. For the 2018 program, DFA also will be joined by CoBank, a cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America, as a supporting partner.

DFA congratulates Schrack Farms Resources for receiving the 2018 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year award

Award recognizes progressive dairy producers
January 24, 2018

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national cooperative owned by family farmers, is proud to recognize one of its member farms, Schrack Farms Resources in Loganton, Pa., for receiving the 2018 Innovative Dairy Farmer Award from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and Dairy Herd Management magazine.

DFA honored as Dairy Processor of the Year at 2018 Dairy Forum

Farmer-owned cooperative recognized for making processing investments and focusing on strategic partnerships
January 23, 2018

Today, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national cooperative owned by family farmers, was awarded Dairy Foods magazine's 2017 Processor of the Year Award.

DFA was recognized for its investments in the dairy processing industry, strategic partnerships, product innovation and commitment to sustainability. Dairy Foods magazine presented the award to executives from DFA at an awards luncheon at the International Dairy Foods Association Dairy Forum on January 23, 2018 in Palm Desert, Calif.

DFA applauds Governor Greitens' support of dairy

January 5, 2018

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national cooperative owned by family farmers, applauds Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' support of the state's dairy industry.

Earlier this year, Greitens approved $660,000 in the state's budget to fund the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act (MDRA), which provides cost-share assistance to producers who proactively manage their farm's risk by purchasing margin insurance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Margin Protection Program for Dairy producers.

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