Thriving Farms are our future.
Farmers continue to be at the heart of all we do, from providing us with high-quality milk to governing our business. As a co-op founded by a collection of farmers, we’re working to keep farms thriving for generations to come.
We were foundedby a collectionof farmers
Today, dairy farmers are facing challenges: economic uncertainty, more scrutiny and constant change, to name just a few.
While farming is a challenging industry, we are right there with our farmer-owners, providing the support and resources farmers need to not only survive, but thrive.
Paying generousmilk prices.
As a co-op, we pay our 80 farmer-owners milk prices that are above market value. And, we pay a premium for milk quality to encourage continuous improvement across their farms.
Sharing annual earnings
Each year, we make farmer-owner distributions based on our earnings. This means that, regardless of market conditions, business earnings go back into farmers’ pockets. Since 2015, we have increased distributions by 41 percent.
Offering Grant and loan programs.
These programs help our farmer-owners implement environmental stewardship projects, like streamside fencing, that contribute to their farms’ overall success.