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Dave Yutzy is a fifth-generation dairy farmer who has expanded what was once his father’s dairy of 120 cows to a herd of more than 950 at Windcrest Holsteins in Timberville, Va.

“A month or two before graduation, an opportunity presented itself to come back home,” Yutzy says. The bible-degree graduate from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., headed home, just 20 minutes northeast of school, to run the operation with his father.

Yutzy and his father set up a...

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DFA is made up of nearly 14,000 farmer member-owners who are committed to preserving resources and providing quality animal care every day. Our Cooperative is dedicated to finding new, innovative ways to conserve resources, reduce waste and work efficiently – on farms, in plants, for the industry and our global community as a whole. Read on for just a few examples of DFA and our members’ sustainability efforts at work.

On the farm
At Phillip Verwey Farms near Hanford, Calif.,...

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Pictured: Craigs Station Creamery in Pavilion, N.Y.

DFA and Arla Foods have formalized an agreement to enter into a joint venture that includes construction of a small dairy facility to be used for the production of premium cheddar cheeses.

The plant will be built in western New York at DFA’s Craigs Station Creamery site in Pavilion. DFA, along with eight dairy farm family investors, constructed Craigs Station in 2014. Situated on one of the dairies, the plant allows for the production of top-quality dairy products using the...

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