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Eight farms came together with DFA to start a unique plant project in Livingston County, N.Y. From solar panels to an anaerobic digester, Craigs Station Creamery is a model for environmental-friendliness, collaboration and innovative thinking.

Craigs Station, which began production on October 17, 2014, is designed to process customized, value-added dairy ingredients from rBST- and lactose-free to vitamin A- and D-fortified. Not only have the facility’s unique capabilities attracted...

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With more than eight years of experience working for Kemps in St. Paul, Minn., Randy Fricke finds gratification in working for dairy farmers who inspire him to turn their hard work into delicious products they can be proud of.

“If you take a step back or if you’re not involved in the dairy industry, and know little about it, I think you have no idea as to how hard these individuals must work to get the product created, done and off their farm,” says Randy, who serves as Kemps...

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Surrounded by dairy her whole life, Tammy Fraze has proven to be an instrumental team member and leader as quality assurance manager at DFA’s ingredients plant in her hometown of Portales, N.M.

Tammy grew up learning about several aspects of the dairy industry, which helps her relate to DFA’s member-owners who she now works for. Not only was she raised on a dairy farm, but her dad was also the area dairy inspector for several years. Between her past dairy experience and her current...

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The dairy industry is always innovating. Whether it’s through new products, plant processes or on-farm initiatives, innovation is all around. As one of DFA’s core values, a strong culture of innovation inspires us to challenge what we do today to deliver greater value tomorrow.

As DFA’s continues to look for opportunities to be innovative, one way we are doing this is by leveraging partnerships to gain insight and better understand innovations that are happening in our industry. With...

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