DFA Holds Grazing Conference

Cindy ZimmermanDairy Group, DFA

Approximately 150 producers and agribusiness professionals attended Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.’s (DFA) 2011 Grazing Conference held in Louisville earlier this week. The two-day event was presented by Dairy Grazing Services (DGS), a wholly owned subsidiary of DFA that provides resources and consulting services to producers interested in pasture-based dairying. “Increasing input costs and volatile milk prices continue to create … Read More

DFA Plant Awarded Star Status

News EditorDFA

Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.’s (DFA) Ventura, Calif., manufacturing plant has earned Star status in California’s Voluntary Protection Program (Cal/VPP). This designation is the highest recognition bestowed by the program, which is administered by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA). The plant, which is operated by DFA’s Global Dairy Products Group (GDPG), becomes part of an accomplished minority … Read More

DFA Scholarship Deadline Approaching

News EditorDFA, Education

January 15 is the deadline to apply for the Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.’s (DFA) annual DFA Cares Scholarship program. Since the program’s inception, DFA has awarded 28 scholarships totaling $42,000. Currently in its fourth year, the program is open to students planning a career in dairy, either as a producer or in numerous related fields, such as veterinary medicine … Read More

Cooperative Message Delivered to Ag Secretary

Cindy ZimmermanCompetition, DFA, usda

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently got a pile of postcards from Dairy Farmers of America members stressing the importance of cooperatives. Delivery of the cooperative message was made by DFA members Lee Ramsburg of Gettysburg, Pa., (left) and David Crowl of Street, Md., (center) following the last in the series of workshops conducted this year by the USDA and the … Read More

DFA Working On Dairy Industry Challenges

Chuck ZimmermanAg Group, Audio, DFA, Farm Policy

During the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasters convention the Dairy Farmers of America exhibited during their Trade Talk session. This provides farm broadcasters with an opportunity to interview representatives and learn about what’s new with their company or organization. I spoke with Jackie Klippenstein, VP, Industry and Legislative Affairs. Jackie says that priorities for DFA include making sure new … Read More

Producers Gather for DFA Annual Meeting in Kansas City

John DavisDFA

About 1,200 dairy farmer members and industry leaders have gathered in Kansas City for the Dairy Farmers of America’s 12th annual meeting. The room for this afternoon’s general session is really filling up in anticipation of today’s talks, including sessions on the value of cooperatives, opportunities in the global marketplace, partnerships with the food industry, and, of course, the state … Read More