Online Exclusives

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy announced the winners of the fourth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards on May 7 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. DFA member Oregon Dairy Farm in Lititz, Pa., was among the winners in the Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability category.

Oregon Dairy, operated by the Hurst family, provides a farm-to-fork experience that incorporates sustainable practices through every step of the process. Food waste and cow manure is composted to produce a rich...

Read More

Organizations from across the industry are collaborating to ensure a more sustainable future.

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy has teamed up with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and producers in New Mexico to identify ways to conserve natural resources and protect the fragile ecosystem that exists along the Rio Grande River.

The New Mexico project, funded by the Coca Cola Foundation, is investigating how a tool developed by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy could help WWF...

Read More

Nestled near the Lake Champlain Watershed in Fort Ann, N.Y., Walker Farms LLC recognizes the importance of practicing sustainability on the farm.

“Being in the watershed, we need to do anything we can do to be environmentally friendly,” says Larry Bailey, who operates the farm in partnership with his wife, brother-in-law and mother- and father-in-law.

Bailey knew he wanted to make the farm more eco-friendly, but the decision to build a digester on the 1,150-cow, 2,500-acre...

Read More

Before merging with Dairy Farmers of America in early 2014, Mushkoday Farm, of Dehli, N.Y., was a member of the Dairylea Cooperative for more than 50 years.

Mushkoday Farm is owned by the Burgin family — brothers Jacob and John, their father, Larry, and grandfather, Tom. Jacob and John took over management of the farm in early 2013 as incoming partners. The Burgins currently milk about 120 cows.

Now in its fifth generation, the Burgins family can trace their dairy farming roots...

Read More