DFA congratulates Swisslane Farms for receiving 2017 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award

June 29, 2017

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, is proud to recognize one of its member farm families, the Oesch family, owners of Swisslane Farms in Alto, Mich., for receiving a U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award from the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy.

DFA commits to sponsorship for the 2018 Accelerator Program

DFA will continue to focus on the ag tech segment while also sponsoring a new segment focused on dairy products
June 27, 2017

Today, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, announced plans to continue partnering with the Sprint Accelerator through 2018. The Accelerator, located in the Crossroads District of Kansas City, is an innovative, 90-day program that helps accelerate and grow startup businesses.

DFA urges activist groups to report not record

May 8, 2017

Mason Dixon Farms, a Dairy Farmers of America member farm in Pennsylvania, has recently become the target of an animal abuse campaign waged publically by activist group Compassion Over Killing (COK). DFA, the dairy industry and our individual farm owners do not tolerate abuse of any kind.

DFA joins newly launched Project Gigaton Initiative to reduce emissions

Dairy Farmers of America and other companies will work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one gigaton – the equivalent of taking more than 211 million vehicles in the U.S. off the road for an entire year
April 19, 2017

Today, during Walmart’s Sustainability Milestone Summit, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) joined the retailer and other organizations in announcing our participation in a new platform, Project Gigaton, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our operations and supply chains one gigaton by 2030. Through Project Gigaton, a network of suppliers, companies and non-governmental organizations will submit goals and plans to eliminate one gigaton of emissions, the equivalent of taking more than 211 million passengers vehicles off of U.S. roads and highways for a year.

DFA and Vanguard Renewables Announce Strategic Alliance

Partnership Will Develop Anaerobic Digestion Systems for DFA Farmers
April 13, 2017

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Vanguard Renewables, a Massachusetts-based renewable energy developer, announce a strategic partnership to help bring anaerobic digestion technology to more farms across the country.

DFA and Sprint announce ag tech startups selected as part of 2017 accelerator program

April 4, 2017

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Sprint (NYSE:S) recently announced the four ag tech startup companies participating in the 2017 Accelerator, an innovative program that helps accelerate and grow startup businesses, which launched this week and continues through June.

Annual Meeting Focuses on Pride in Dairy As Well As the Cooperative

March 22, 2017

This week, more than 1,500 members and guests gathered in Kansas City for the Cooperative’s 19th annual meeting.

This year’s meeting emphasized what sets the Cooperative apart and those ideals and values that matter most to members, leaders and employees.

DFA Reports Record Profits

March 22, 2017

At the Cooperative’s annual meeting today, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) officials reported net income of $131.8 million, compared to $94.1 million of net income for 2015. The increase was attributable to higher sales volumes, overall operating efficiencies and lower commodity input costs. The record earnings were also buoyed by the acquisition of the remaining 50 percent equity interest in DairiConcepts, a manufacturer of cheese, dairy ingredients and dairy flavor systems with eight facilities across the United States.

2017 Members of Distinction

March 22, 2017

Dairy Farmers of America’s 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 2017 Members of Distinction are:

2017 DFA Cares Foundation Scholarships

March 22, 2017

Dairy Farmers of America recognizes the importance of developing future leaders in the dairy industry and is committed to investing in their education. Since its inception 10 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.

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