The FARM program – the acronym FARM stands for “Farmers Assuring Responsible Management.” This is a program implemented by National Milk Producers Federation and all of our dairy farms participate in this program. There are four critical areas of this program: animal care, environmental stewardship, workforce development and antibiotic stewardship.

Animal care is really important to our dairy farmers and they do a great job taking care of the animals. Every three years, a dairy will participate in an evaluation where a second party evaluator will evaluate cows on hygiene, locomotion, body condition and look at all the animals on the farm to see that they’re in the best conditions possible.