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Attend FarmFirst's Virtual Policy Development Session - Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m.

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative encourages members to sign up for its first-ever Virtual Policy Session set for Tuesday, December 13. Members eager to learn more about policy initiatives and discuss potential legislative reforms are encouraged to attend this virtual session.

Members will be able to submit their topics of interest and policy questions ahead of the virtual session. During the virtual session, FarmFirst Districting & Resolution Committee members along with General Manager Jeff Lyon will begin the session by highlighting the cooperative’s priority issues and then address individual policy inquiries and suggestions.

To register for the December 13th virtual session, FarmFirst members should click the 'Sign up today' button below. Members wishing to submit policy resolutions should submit them online by December 31.

Make Reservations for a 2022 District Appreciation Dinner

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is preparing for its 2022 District Appreciation Dinners taking place this fall. Join other FarmFirst members at an appreciation dinner near you to learn more about your cooperative and the advocacy work being done on behalf of dairy farmers.

Make your reservation using the online form, using the link below. We look forward to seeing you at a District Appreciation Dinner near you!

Submit Resolutions by December 31

Members are encouraged to submit resolutions to be considered by the Districting & Resolutions Committee as they review and prepare draft policy for adoption by delegates at the cooperative’s Annual Meeting in February. Approved policy by FarmFirst members serves as a guide for the year ahead and determines the cooperative’s policy priorities.

Cast Your Vote - Complete Your Ballot Online

Members that are unable to attend a District Appreciation Dinner can complete their member ballot online. Completing the online ballot is easy and quick – don’t miss out on casting your ballot on who will represent your district at the upcoming annual meeting, on the Districting & Resolutions Committee and on the Board of Directors.

Online balloting closes December 13, 2022.

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.


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.

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.


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

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