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FarmFirst to Host Dairy Risk Management Webinar on Tuesday, January 26

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is hosting a free dairy risk management webinar at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26. This free webinar event is open to all dairy farmers, regardless of cooperative membership. The hour-long webinar will feature University of Wisconsin–Madison dairy economist Mark Stephenson, who will provide a dairy pricing forecast for 2021, and Travis …

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FarmFirst Approves of Latest COVID-19 Relief Package

Statement from FarmFirst General Manager, Jeff Lyon “FarmFirst approves of the latest COVID-19 relief legislation passed today by Congress, helping provide comfort and reassurance, as there are many uncertainties ahead as the pandemic continues. FarmFirst greatly appreciates the priority placed to ensure U.S. dairy farmers continue to be part of the solution of providing nutritious …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Statement on Selecting Vilsack as Secretary of Ag

Statement from FarmFirst General Manager, Jeff Lyon “FarmFirst applauds President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Tom Vilsack to serve as the USDA Secretary of Agriculture. Among the many qualified individuals considered for the position, FarmFirst believes Vilsack has the ideal set of qualifications to advocate for the dairy industry. Vilsack brings expertise to the position, having …

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Last Call for Members to Register for FarmFirst’s Virtual District Meeting

Today’s the last day for members of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative to register for the virtual District Meeting, being held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. To participate, members must first visit FarmFirst’s website at www.FarmFirstDairyCooperative.com to register. After submitting the online registration form, members will receive a confirmation email with the conference link included. The virtual meeting …

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FarmFirst Transitions Annual District Member Meetings to Virtual Format

The FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative board of directors made the tough decision to move it’s district member meetings from 17 in-person meetings throughout its seven state membership region to a single-day virtual format due to concerns and uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual meeting will be on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. “Our cooperative’s district member …

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FarmFirst Disaster Benefit Pays Members Dealing with Derecho Aftermath

More than $40,000 is awarded to three FarmFirst members impacted by the Iowa derecho For farmers in Newhall, Iowa, they weren’t very familiar with the term ‘derecho’ and what kind of impact it could have on their dairy farming operations. However, on what was seemingly a typical August day, a few dairy farmers quickly realized …

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Deadline Approaching for FarmFirst Members to Submit Nominations for Leadership Roles

Deadline for Nominations is October 1 FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is seeking nominations from interested members to serve in various leadership roles, including serving as a delegate, a member of the Districting and Resolutions Committee and on the Board of Directors. The deadline is quickly st approaching as nominations will be accepted until October 1 . …

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FarmFirst Welcomes Welcomes Jeff Thompson as Director of Accounting & Finance

Jeff Thompson recently joined the management team at FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative as the Director of Accounting and Finance. Jeff began his duties on March 30. He previously worked for AgSource Cooperative and Cooperative Resources International (CRI). Jeff brings a great deal of cooperative business experience to the position, with more than 20 years of experience …

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FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative Awards 27 Scholarships to Students

$21,000 is being awarded to the 2020 FarmFirst Scholarship Winners FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative is proud to award $21,000 in scholarships to 27 deserving individuals for this year. Since 2013, FarmFirst has been generously providing scholarships to 192 individuals, awarding more than $166,000 throughout the past eight years. “This is truly an outstanding scholarship program, made …

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USCMA Enters into Force Today, FarmFirst Encourages Steadfast Attention to Trade Details

FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative recognizes the forward progress the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) continues to make as the agreement officially enters into force today. However, FarmFirst also recognizes the need for steadfast attention to details so the agreement is fully implemented as written. “Today is a cause for celebration, as the USMCA officially takes hold and …

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