DFA leaders provide perspective at 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Summit

November 17, 2017

Executives Doug Glade and David Darr represented Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national dairy cooperative owned by family farmers, during panel discussions at the 2017 Sustainable Agriculture Summit, held in Kansas City, Mo., this week. Several DFA farmer members also attended and participated in the two-day meeting.

DFA celebrates opening of new plant in Garden City

Plant provides a home for local milk, while also helping meet global demand for U.S. dairy
November 10, 2017

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national dairy cooperative owned by family farmers, recently celebrated the opening of DFA Garden City, a new, state-of-the-art dairy ingredients plant located in Southwest Kansas.

DFA Garden City is a partnership between DFA and 12 of its member farms in Southwest Kansas and will help support the industry’s continued growth in the region, as well as meet rising demand for U.S. dairy both domestically and globally.

DFA Acquires Cumberland Dairy

Acquisition expands DFA’s ownership into extended shelf life processing
November 2, 2017

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national dairy cooperative owned by family farmers, announced today the acquisition of Cumberland Dairy; a family-owned processor of ultra-pasteurized dairy products located in Bridgeton, N.J.

Cumberland Dairy was founded in 1933 by Charles Catalana at a small, unassuming milk plant behind his family home. The company experienced tremendous growth through the 70s and 80s under the direction of Carmine Catalana III. Today, third-generation principals Carmine IV, Frank and David Catalana lead Cumberland’s 180 dedicated employees.

My Dairy Dashboard launches

Partnership with DFA announced
September 29, 2017

My Dairy Dashboard, a joint venture between Virtus Nutrition and Dairy.com, recently announced the nationwide launch at World Dairy Expo, Oct. 2nd of the My Dairy Dashboard web app, an online technology hub that simply connects and visualizes dairy data so dairy producers and their advisors can make better decisions faster.

Adventure Capital Farm-to-Table Challenge presented by DFA brings together students to pitch ideas for a chance to win grants

“Shark Tank-style” event funds innovative solutions to bring dairy farm-to-table story to life in schools and communities
October 11, 2017

Students from the Kansas City area were given the unique opportunity to participate in the AdVenture Capital Farm-to-Table Challenge presented by Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), and supported by GENYOUth and Midwest Dairy Council. The event fostered student-led, dairy farm-to-table themed ideas to drive changes in their schools and communities.

DFA supports Hunger Action Month

Fundraising efforts generate nearly $15,000 to benefit Feeding America’s hurricane relief efforts, along with more than $50,000 in dairy product donations
October 5, 2017

In honor of Hunger Action Month, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) members and employees celebrated the company’s core value of community by raising nearly $15,000 to benefit Feeding America’s Hurricane relief efforts. Additionally, several DFA brands are providing donations, totaling more than $50,000 worth of dairy products, to help support hurricane victims in Miami and Houston.

Money was raised through member and employee monetary donations to the DFA Cares Foundation online giving site. The DFA Cares Foundation also made a dollar-for-dollar match for every contribution, up to $5,000.

DFA and Sprint kick off application process for 2018 Accelerator program

New in 2018: CoBank will join DFA as a supporting partner for the agricultural segments of the program
September 14, 2017

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national, farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Sprint (NYSE: S) announced that applications are open for the 2018 Accelerator program that helps accelerate and grow startup businesses.

DFA and Third Sun Solar unveil a new partnership

Partnership will help bring solar technology to more DFA farms
September 12, 2017

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Third Sun Solar, an Ohio-based full-service clean energy company serving homeowners, businesses, institutions and government entities across the Midwest, have teamed up to help bring solar panel technology to more DFA member farms.

DFA hosts U.S. Representative Roger Marshall for roundtable discussion with Kansas City agricultural leaders

Diverse group highlights a variety of issues impacting rural communities
August 29, 2017

Today, U.S. Representative Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) led a roundtable discussion to talk about key policy issues facing the local agricultural community.

The roundtable discussion, which was held at Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national, farmer-owned dairy cooperative located in Kansas City, Kan., gave participants the opportunity to outline the policy issues important to their constituencies, including the upcoming Farm Bill, trade negotiations, agricultural education and higher learning, technology, pesticides, rural jobs and feeding and nutrition programs.

DFA celebrates World Milk Day and June Dairy Month

Employees and cooperative members raise more than $24,000 to benefit the Great American Milk Drive
July 10, 2017

In honor of June Dairy Month, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) members and employees celebrated the company’s core value of community by donating more than $24,000 to the Great American Milk Drive, which provides milk to local Feeding America food banks across the country. DFA’s donation will provide more than 4,800 gallons of milk to those in need.

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