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FarmFirst Statement on USDA FMMO Recommendations

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is encouraged by the announcement made by USDA on their recommendations to modernize the Federal Milk Marketing Orders. “Much of what we have advocated for in Federal Milk Marketing Order reform over the past three years appears to be reflected in USDA’s recommendations,” says Sarah Sarbacker, FarmFirst Director of Communications and Marketing. […]

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FarmFirst Awards $22,500 in Scholarships

Twenty students will receive a total of $22,250 in scholarships from FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative this year. 2024 marks the twelfth year that the cooperative has been providing scholarships, for a grand total of 261 recipients totaling $248,500. “FarmFirst has consistently emphasized the importance of investing in the education of the next generation. Education is crucial

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FarmFirst Welcomes Michael Richter as Member Services Representative

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is pleased to welcome Michael Richter as their newest Member Services Representative.  He is based out of Rice Lake, Wisconsin and will serve members in Northwest Wisconsin, Minnesota and South Dakota. Michael comes to FarmFirst most recently from Quality Liquid Feeds, where he served as Dairy Technical Services Manager.  He has also

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Appoints Mick Homb as New General Manager

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative proudly announces Mick Homb as the newly appointed General Manager, bringing expertise and a proven track record to lead the cooperative into its next chapter of growth and success. Having served as the Director of Milk Marketing for the cooperative’s Family Dairies USA division since 2019, Homb has demonstrated exceptional leadership and

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Deadline Approaching for FarmFirst Scholarships, Due by March 31

The deadline for FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative scholarships for 2024 is fast approaching and membership youth pursuing a post-secondary education in any field of study are encouraged to apply. The scholarship application deadline is March 31, 2024. “Education has always been a cornerstone in the foundation of this cooperative, and FarmFirst is proud to support our

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FarmFirst Board Elects Officers

District 3 Director John Rettler of Neosho, Wis. was re-elected president of the FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative’s board of directors following the cooperative’s 12th annual meeting held on February 10, 2024. District 1 Director Steve Brock of Daggett, Mich. was re-elected vice-president, District 5 Director Stephanie Hughes of Pittsville, Wis. was re-elected secretary, and District 6

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FarmFirst Celebrates 12th Annual Meeting

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative members and delegates gathered at the cooperative’s 12th annual meeting on February 9-10, 2024, in Wisconsin Dells, Wis. The event highlighted important industry topics, including the outlook for the industry in 2024, mental wellness on the farm, the cooperative’s resolution session and presentations by DMI and National Milk Producers Federation. The Producer

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FarmFirst Announces 2024 Workshop Presenters

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative welcomes all dairy farmers to attend the cooperative’s Producer Discovery Workshop series as part of its 2024 Annual Meeting taking place on Friday, February 9, 2024, at the Wintergreen Conference Center and Clarion Suites in Wisconsin Dells, WI. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Mission:  Possible’, which highlights the cooperative’s commitment

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FarmFirst Advocates for Overweight Transport Permits for Fluid Milk

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative General Manager, Jeff Lyon, provided written testimony to the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Transportation and Local Government in support of Senate Bill 431, a  bill that would  grant the state Department of Transportation the authority to issue annual or consecutive month permits, allowing the transport of fluid milk and other milk byproducts

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