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As he watched one silo, then another, collapse on his family dairy farm one day in 2009, Jack Hanke wasn’t thinking about the thousands of dollars it was going to take to rebuild or the countless hours of cleanup ahead.

He needed to get the cattle out of the damaged barn as quickly as possible.

So Jack, his family and the employees at Hanke Farms Inc., rushed into the unstable building to save the cattle. They managed to get them all out just minutes before the barn collapsed...

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Our Members of Distinction program honors members who embody the Cooperative’s core values and excel on their operations, in their communities and in the industry. Each year, one member farm from each of DFA’s seven regional Areas is honored during the Annual Banquet at DFA’s Annual Meeting. We are pleased to announce the 2016 Members of Distinction:

Central Area
Hanke family, Hanke Farms Inc. — Sheboygan Falls, Wis.

Mideast Area
Thomas family, Thomas Farms of...

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Couldn't attend Annual Meeting and Expo in person? Join the fun from DFA's Trivia Night and take the dairy quiz by clicking here!

Our 18th annual Expo Showcase is in the books. Members enjoyed dinner, and trivia and socialized with dozens of exhibitors.

Here’s a little bit of information about a few of our sponsors:

  • With Caterpillar, DFA members can save more than 30 percent on CAT products — from a skid steer to a generator. Learn more about CAT discounts here. 
  • Dairy Management Inc. works to increase demand for dairy through research, education and innovation, to insure that our...
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