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According to an old African proverb, it takes a village to raise a child. But for the Ayers family, owners of Ayers Farms in Perrysville, Ohio, it takes a team of dedicated and skilled employees to ensure the success of their dairy operation year after year.

Today, a total of 22 full-time and part-time employees work on the operation that Edwin and Ina Ayers first purchased in 1947. The farm, which started with 30 milking cows, has since expanded to its current herd of 620 lactating...

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Standing in David Jackson’s office at Bentwood Dairy in Waco, Texas, it takes less than a minute to realize he runs a diverse operation.

In addition to their two dairies, which milk approximately 600 cows twice a day, the Jacksons have a sprig business — selling jigs sprigs, coastal sprigs and jigs tops to area horse farms and others to use for sodding pastures in central Texas. They also have a beef cattle operation, farm cropland and raise all their heifer replacements and feed...

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DFA’s 15th Annual Meeting   
During DFA’s Annual Meeting, more than 1,300 DFA members, industry executives and guests heard from industry and Cooperative leaders about how DFA and the U.S. dairy industry are seizing opportunities in the global marketplace. During the meeting, we also showcased our hardworking members through photos and video, as well as the décor throughout the meeting space.

On Tuesday, March 19, DFA’s chairman of the Board, Randy Mooney, spoke, as well as...

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From this land to families around the world
As owners of Dairy Farmers of America, our members reach beyond their farms and their communities by providing quality dairy ingredients to global customers, partnering with world-class dairy companies to create innovative dairy products and serving as a leader to ensure the U.S. dairy industry its place in the global market.

At our 15th Annual Meeting, we pay homage to the work our members do each day, and showcase how, from this...

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