Newsroom

Welcome to the DFA Newsroom, where you will find a variety of tools to assist your news reporting. In addition to news releases you can access an expanded electronic press kit and additional media resources.

Check back frequently, our newsroom is updated regularly.
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Newsroom

Welcome to the DFA Newsroom, where you will find a variety of tools to assist your news reporting. In addition to news releases you can access an expanded electronic press kit and additional media resources.

Check back frequently, our newsroom is updated regularly.
Jul 1, 2022

Chank's grab-n-go partners with associated wholesale grocers

Chank’s Grab-N-Go, a family-owned snack food company based out of Millville, N.J., recently partnered with Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) to expand retail sales of its snack products in U.S. grocery stores.   
Chank's grab-n-go partners with associated wholesale grocers Chank's grab-n-go partners with associated wholesale grocers
Jun 23, 2022

Celebrating women in engineering day 2022 at DFA

June 23 is International Women in Engineering Day, a day dedicated to celebrating women in engineering roles and raising awareness about career opportunities for women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Celebrating women in engineering day 2022 at DFA Celebrating women in engineering day 2022 at DFA
Jun 15, 2022

DFA sponsors Vermont dairy pageant scholarship contest

For the last 65 years, the Vermont Dairy Festival has been the unofficial kickoff to summer in Enosburg Falls, Vt. Put on by the local Lions Club, the festival not only celebrates the Vermont dairy industry, but also celebrates the local community. One of the festival’s hallmark events is the Vermont Dairy Pageant Scholarship Contest, which DFA sponsored part of this year.  
DFA sponsors Vermont dairy pageant scholarship contest DFA sponsors Vermont dairy pageant scholarship contest
Jun 15, 2022

Veri Nano tackles cattle mastitis with new technology

Cattle mastitis, an inflammatory response in a cow’s udders due to microorganism infections, poses a huge problem for the dairy industry, and is the most common bovine disease. When a cow comes down with mastitis, her milk is not fit for human consumption until she’s fully recovered. Treating mastitis is a big expense for dairy farmers — both in the cost of medication and the associated lost milk sales that come along with it.   
Veri Nano tackles cattle mastitis with new technology Veri Nano tackles cattle mastitis with new technology
Jun 1, 2022

Cheeseboard snacking bar reinvents on-the-go eating

Alison Tetrick, chief executive officer and co-founder of Cheeseboard Snacking Bar, started her company with this question in mind: “Why isn't there a delectable cheese snack like the one I am craving?”  
Cheeseboard snacking bar reinvents on-the-go eating Cheeseboard snacking bar reinvents on-the-go eating
Apr 1, 2022

DFA awards 2022 DEI scholarships to 10 students

Ten deserving students involved with Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS), a national society for students and professionals of all races and ethnicities, received scholarships from DFA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Scholarship Fund at the organization's annual conference in March.  
DFA awards 2022 DEI scholarships to 10 students DFA awards 2022 DEI scholarships to 10 students
Mar 1, 2022

Tubergen dairy farm wins 2022 dairy farmer of the year award

The Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Animal Science awarded DFA family farm-owners Dennis and Doris Tubergen, founders of Tubergen Dairy Farm in Ionia, Mich., the 2022 Dairy Farmer of the Year title. MSU awards the Dairy Farmer of the Year to farmers who display excellence in management and leadership on their farms and in their communities.   
Tubergen dairy farm wins 2022 dairy farmer of the year award Tubergen dairy farm wins 2022 dairy farmer of the year award
Feb 1, 2022

DFA family farm-owner inducted to 2021 Idaho dairy hall of fame

Dairy West inducted DFA family farm-owner Brian Esplin into its Idaho Dairy Hall of Fame at its annual meeting in November 2021. Brian and his family run Diamond 3 Dairy in Shelley, Idaho. 
DFA family farm-owner inducted to 2021 Idaho dairy hall of fame DFA family farm-owner inducted to 2021 Idaho dairy hall of fame
Dec 9, 2021

Dairy family's commitment to sustainability and education

The Baker family of DFA family farm Bakerlads Farms in Clayton, Mich., has served as the host farm for the annual Lenawee County Center for Excellence August Field Day for the past 25 years.
Dairy family's commitment to sustainability and education Dairy family's commitment to sustainability and education
Dec 9, 2021

DFA farmer-owner named 2021 farmer communicator of the year

Charles Krause, a DFA family farm-owner in Buffalo, Minn., received the first-ever Farmer Communicator of the Year award in November.
DFA farmer-owner named 2021 farmer communicator of the year DFA farmer-owner named 2021 farmer communicator of the year
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