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Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Kansas City’s largest private company with approximately $18 billion in revenue in 2014, has announced plans to build its new global headquarters in Kansas City, Kansas.

The announcement means the company will relocate its 325 employees from space it has leased in Missouri since its formation in 1998, to a state-of-the-art building being constructed in the expanded Village West area in Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Owned by more than 15,000 dairy...

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Heins Family Farms’ story begins in 1951 when Paul Heins’ parents purchased a farm and began operations with only two cows and a sow. Today, Paul and his wife, Cindy, along with their son Chris, milk 650 Holsteins on 1,400 acres of land in Higginsville, Mo.

Paul focuses on financial management of the farm while Cindy maintains the bookkeeping and herd record-keeping for the dairy. Chris serves as the herd manager.

Over the years, the family made improvements and expanded to...

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For the 2014 holiday season, Dairy Farmers of America hosted two photo contests that gave farmer-members the opportunity to showcase their farms’ and families’ holiday spirit on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

In the #DeckTheBarn photo contest, members from across the nation sent in photos through social media of festively decorated homes and milking barns. 

Three winners were selected from this contest — Krause Holsteins of Buffalo, Minn., Uphill Dairy of Hico, Texas, and...

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George L. Pless & Sons Dairy, located in Rockwell, N.C., is where Jerry Pless and his family milk about 250 cows on 600 acres of farmland.

A family that works together for the continued success of their operation, three generations of the Pless family are focused on keeping their herd healthy and comfortable by employing industry best practices throughout their dairy.

Recently, Jerry Pless was featured in the Summer 2014 issue of Leader where he discussed the importance of...

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