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The DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 scholastic year until January 15. The foundation annually awards scholarships to incoming freshmen, current undergraduate and graduate/professional students pursuing a career in the dairy industry, or related field.

To be awarded the scholarship, the selection committee reviews applicants on the following criteria:

• Commitment and passion for a career in the dairy industry, as...

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DFA member James Huffard was honored as the 2014 Dairyman of the Year at the World Dairy Expo (WDE), which took place September 30 to October 4. Huffard, of Huffard Dairy Farms in Crockett, Va., was recognized as a DFA Member of Distinction in 2013.

Take a look back at Huffard Dairy Farms, a 2013 Member of Distinction

Huffard was not the only DFA member present at WDE. Many members from across the nation were among the 70,000 people...

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Representatives from Dairy Farmers of America joined officials from the city of Fallon, state of Nevada and Churchill Economic Development Authority to mark the official grand opening of the state-of-the-art dairy ingredients manufacturing facility in Fallon, Nev., on September 10, 2014. Members of the Fallon community and Cooperative also participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Construction started on the facility in April 2012, and the first load of milk was delivered in April...

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Dirk and Case Vlot both agree they are living a dream — one that started on a napkin. Partners in Vlot Brothers Dairy and Calf Ranch in Chowchilla, Calif., Dirk and Case are milking 6,000 cows and raising 30,000 calves 16 years after they sketched their operation on a napkin.

“The design for this place was actually all written on a napkin on an airplane on the way to vacation someplace,” Dirk says. “That’s how it all became a reality — from a napkin to what it is today.”

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