With DFA

When you think about Dairy Farmers of America, images of local farms and herds of cows may come to mind — and that's definitely a big part of who we are. What you might not picture is the nationwide organization that supports these family farms – an organization that passionately pursues creativity and innovation in everything we do.

DFA has careers across a wide variety of disciplines and skillsets, beyond traditional agriculture roles. From finance and marketing to manufacturing and logistics, it takes an incredible team of people to support our family farmers and bring the joys of dairy to tables everywhere.


Who we are

At DFA, our values drive the work we do every day, and DFA employees take pride knowing their commitment benefits hardworking U.S. dairy producers. As part of our team, you’ll embody these values. They serve as a compass for everyone in our organization and are just one aspect of what makes DFA a great place to work. These values, including community, also drive our organization and employees to give back to the communities in which we live and work.


Our core value of community encompasses the way we promote a diverse and inclusive workforce as a global dairy Cooperative. We strive to live our value of community not only through our day-to-day work, but also in our relationships and interactions with our farmer-owners, our customers and one another. Through the guidance of our Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, comprised of employees from across the Cooperative, we continue to work to create and promote a culture that is welcoming to everyone, regardless of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or ability.

We are guided by our diversity and inclusion charter statement: We are focused on building and maintaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, operate and serve. We believe that diverse perspectives lead to better decisions, more creative innovation, more effective problem solving and stronger customer and consumer relationships. To achieve these goals, we are committed to fostering and strengthening a culture of openness, inclusion, constant introspection and continued growth.

Innovative Culture and State-of-the-Art Facilities

When it comes to working at DFA, everything we do supports our local family farms, and we're creating jobs and workspaces that inspire the best and brightest employees to push us to continuously improve. 

We pride ourselves on being a collaborative environment. So even though our nearly 20,000 employees are spread out across the country — at our headquarters, our 86 production facilities and our 46 offices — we work together as one team to encourage success for our family farmers. 

At DFA, we make sure you have all the tools and resources you need to make that success real, from the latest in technology, to resources that encourage a more creativity and a healthy team attitude.