Members of DFA's Nerd Herd

Protecting our environment takes a herd. That’s why Dairy Farmers of America has teamed up with engineers, nutritionists, technology experts, scientists and more to lead the dairy industry to greener fields.

Together, we’re developing high-tech, high-IQ solutions to help us reduce emissions from farm to fridge.

MEET THE NERD HERD

Putting Sustainability on the Map

From coast to coast, we're taking steps to move our Cooperative to net-zero. Click through the categories on this map to see our sustainability initiatives across the country.

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SUSTAINABLE DAIRY?
YOU HERD RIGHT.

Our dairy products are sustainable, nutritious and downright delicious. And we have the receipts to prove it.

Myth 01

The dairy industry is bad for the environment.


FACT 01

DAIRY COMPRISES LESS THAN 2% OF ALL U.S. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS, AND THAT NUMBER CONTINUES TO SHRINK. DFA IS COMMITTED TO REDUCING EMISSIONS ACROSS OUR BUSINESS 30% BY 2030.

Myth 02

Dairy milk isn't as healthy as milk alternatives.


FACT 02

DAIRY ISN'T JUST GOOD FOR YOUR TASTEBUDS. IT'S ALSO FULL OF HEALTHY NUTRIENTS THAT ARE ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR HEALTH.

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Myth 03

Livestock farming is one of the main contributors to soil erosion around the world.


FACT 03

92% OF DFA MEMBER FARMS HAVE A SOIL MANAGEMENT PLAN TO MAINTAIN OR IMPROVE OVERALL SOIL HEALTH.

Myth 04

The dairy industry wastes natural resources.


FACT 04

BETWEEN 2007 AND 2017, THE INDUSTRY CARBON FOOTPRINT WAS REDUCED BY 10%.

Field Work

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NERD OUT WITH ALL 56 PAGES OF DFA'S 2021 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT

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Reduce your carbon hoofprint by supporting DFA-owned brands in your area.

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