Members of DFA's Nerd Herd

Protecting our environment takes a herd. That’s why the farm families of Dairy Farmers of America have gathered scientists, nutritionists, engineers and more to lead the way toward green new fields. Together, we’re developing high-tech, high-IQ solutions to help work toward our goals of reducing greenhouse emissions 30% by the year 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. With these solutions, dairy can help preserve and protect our planet by generating renewable power, creating healthy soil and turning waste into a new source of energy.

Dairy can help, and you can, too. It’s as easy as enjoying our sustainably made dairy products. With every bite, sip or slurp, they help lower emissions and keep Earth greener. And there’s nothing nerdy about that.

 

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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nERD KNOWLEDGE

EVERY NERD SHOULD KNOW...

FUN FACT 01


DAIRY PRODUCTION CONTRIBUTES LESS THAN 2% OF ALL U.S. GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS — AND THAT NUMBER CONTINUES TO SHRINK, THANKS TO WIDER ADOPTION OF SUSTAINABLE FARMING PRACTICES.

FUN FACT 02


92% OF ALL DFA MEMBER FARMS PRACTICE A SOIL MANAGEMENT PLAN TO HELP MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE OVERALL SOIL HEALTH.

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FUN FACT 03


OUR FARMER-OWNERS ARE ALSO OPTIMIZING COWS’ DIETS TO REDUCE BURPS, WHICH THEN REDUCES EMISSIONS IN THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE.

FUN FACT 04


WE'RE WORKING TOWARD REDUCING OUR EMISSIONS 30% BY 2030, WHICH WOULD BE ENOUGH ENERGY TO POWER 1.94 TRILLION SMARTPHONES.

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