Serving dairy farmers across the Midwest

Make Reservations for a 2021 District Meeting

District meetings will be held throughout November and December for FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative members across the membership region. Find a meeting that works best for you, and make reservations to attend using this online form. 

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Member‑focused. Member‑driven. Member‑led.

Established in 2013, FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative was created out of a deep dairy heritage that always put members first. Today, that farmer focus remains. Whether it's verifying test results, offering leadership opportunities or keeping you up-to-date on legislative issues, FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative works hard to provide quality service, fair representation and timely information for its members. Our grassroots leadership built the foundation of the cooperative we are today, and it’ll continue to define who we are: dairy farmers working for dairy farmers.

At the end of a long, hard day, what matters most are the people that are standing by you, and your farm.

Nominate a FarmFirst Member for a Leadership Position

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is now accepting nominations for various leadership positions that are open to cooperative members for the year ahead. This includes delegate positions in all districts, D&R Committee member seats in Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9, and director seats in Districts 1, 3 and 5. Nominations close on October 1st, 2021.

ARM Services

Real Risk Management Options for Dairy Farmers

There are many things about the dairy industry that we are unable to control or find sound answers to. However, there are things we can manage effectively with a sound plan. Dairy producers with a sound risk management plan in 2020 were ready for the ride. How do can producers prepare for the years to come? Contact ARM Services to learn more about their strategy to serve you.

Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented numerous challenges for U.S. dairy farmers, who remain committed to implementing CDC-recommended workforce best practices to prevent and control the spread of coronavirus on farms. Access to one of two safe and highly effective vaccines will give the dairy workforce and their families an added layer of protection against COVID-19.

Vaccinating essential workers, including the dairy workforce, is important because of their role in maintaining critical infrastructure operations and their increased risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Vaccination is one of many important tools to help stop the pandemic. See below for some frequently-asked-questions about the vaccine and its rollout, and visit CDC’s website for more information.

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Milk Income Loss Benefits for Every Member

When disaster strikes and your farm suffers a loss of milk income, FarmFirst may be able to help. Members are eligible to receive financial assistance for a variety of situations covered by the cooperative’s self-funded disaster benefits program. To learn more, visit our ‘Milk Income Loss Program’ webpage.

Family Dairies USA

Family Dairies USA

Established in 1971, Family Dairies USA has earned its reputation in the Midwest as being the premier dairy cooperative for delivering its supply of milk to markets in the surrounding area. Family Dairies ability to market its milk to a number of unique quality plants allows it to ship to all four classes of milk! This flexibility allows Family Dairies USA to provide a strong consistent pay price to its patrons.

Fox Valley Quality Control Lab

Fox Valley Quality Control Lab

Located in the heart of Fox Valley, our lab specializes in milk and water lab testing for patrons across the Midwest. We are dedicated to quality service, backed by efficient testing and accurate results. Our new lab location is conveniently located just a few miles off of highway 41 in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, making it easily accessible for sample drop-offs.

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative
4001 Nakoosa Trail, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53714-1381

Toll-Free: 1-800-525-7704
Phone: 608-244-3373
Fax: 608-244-3643
E-mailinfo@FarmFirstCoop.com

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