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.

DFA employees give back to local community in Garden City, Kan.

Employees from the DFA plant in Garden City, Kan., made a positive impact in their community by volunteering at the local Salvation Army over the course of two days in September, finishing up the Cooperative’s give-back efforts for Hunger Action Month strong. 
Sep 30, 2022
DFA employees give back to local community in Garden City, Kan. DFA employees give back to local community in Garden City, Kan.

Dairy farmers educate New York state fairgoers on calving

Calving is a normal part of life on a dairy farm — in fact, DFA family dairy farmer Bruce Gibson, owner of Locust Hill Dairy in Mannsville, N.Y., says roughly 10 calves are born each day on his farm. For most people, though, witnessing the miracle of new life is not a daily occurrence.
Sep 5, 2022
Dairy farmers educate New York state fairgoers on calving Dairy farmers educate New York state fairgoers on calving

CattleEye makes its mark in ag-tech

Terry Canning and Andrew Askew founded CattleEye in 2019 to provide dairy farmers with livestock monitoring solutions that can help them become more efficient and improve the lives of their herds. The system monitors livestock using video analytics powered by artificial intelligence — and farmers can more effectively monitor their herd’s well-being as a result.   
Aug 1, 2022
CattleEye makes its mark in ag-tech CattleEye makes its mark in ag-tech

Plugrá releases spreadable butter

Plugrá®, a DFA-owned brand the produces premium butter, launched a new spreadable butter made with olive oil and sea salt this year. The new butter is available in a convenient, table-friendly tub and is perfect for those who want a softer butter for creamy spreading.  
Jul 1, 2022
Plugrá releases spreadable butter Plugrá releases spreadable butter

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.   
Jul 1, 2022
Chank's grab-n-go partners with associated wholesale grocers Chank's grab-n-go partners with associated wholesale grocers

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.
Jun 23, 2022
Celebrating women in engineering day 2022 at DFA Celebrating women in engineering day 2022 at DFA

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.  
Jun 15, 2022
DFA sponsors Vermont dairy pageant scholarship contest DFA sponsors Vermont dairy pageant scholarship contest

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.   
Jun 15, 2022
Veri Nano tackles cattle mastitis with new technology Veri Nano tackles cattle mastitis with new technology

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?”  
Jun 1, 2022
Cheeseboard snacking bar reinvents on-the-go eating Cheeseboard snacking bar reinvents on-the-go eating

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.  
Apr 1, 2022
DFA awards 2022 DEI scholarships to 10 students DFA awards 2022 DEI scholarships to 10 students
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