Thriving Farms are essential to our future.
Not only for our co-op and community, but for the food we eat. That’s why we're helping farmers to be more efficient, economically sound, and viable for generations.
With all of the headwinds facing farmers today, farming can be challenging. Yet, farmers have the grit and adaptability to overcome those challenges. And we’re right there with them, investing in their well-being and their ongoing, intergenerational success.
HOW WE HELP OUR FARMER-OWNERS THRIVE
Paying generous milk prices.
As a co-op, we pay our farmer-owners milk prices that are well above market value. And, we pay a premium for milk quality to encourage continuous improvement.
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.
Promoting continuous improvement.
From farm evaluations to technical assistance to grants and loans, doing dairy right means paying attention to every detail that impacts productivity.