Producing a high quality finished product doesn’t just happen at our processing plant, it starts back at the farm. At First District Association we, along with our member owners, are committed to producing a superior product day in and day out, for our customers, consumers and our families.
Every pound of product that is produced at our processing plant can be traced back to the farm the milk came from. In addition, our plant operates under strict quality control guidelines and is registered as meeting the requirements of the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing, Quality Edition 8.1. You can be assured that you will receive the safest, highest quality dairy products, manufactured under strict standardized requirements.
Being excellent caretakers of the land is something our member owners have been doing for generations. We proudly continue to produce more milk with less resources. At First District Association we are constantly striving to do more with less and are committed to minimizing our carbon footprint.
25.2% reduction of (kWh) per hundred weight of milk processed in the last 20 years
185 million gallons of cow water are recycled in our processing plants annually
91 Tons recycled annually
Replaced Exterior Lighting with LED. Direct energy reduction of 2,483 KWh, reducing our carbon footprint by 3,847 KWh annually
29.6% reduction of natural gas (Mcf)
per hundred weight of milk processed
in the last 20 years
In 2016, a water redirection project was completed to reduce our well water usage by approximately 6.3 million gallons annually.
Every good farmer knows to be a profitable business owner, it starts with exceptional care of the cows. Happy cows make quality milk, and that is why 100% of our farmers participate in the FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) program. The FARM Animal Care Program demonstrates that dairy farmers are committed to taking excellent care of their animals and producing safe, wholesome milk.
We are passionate about giving back to our local communities and organizations that are important to our employees and member-owners.
Our primary focus is to donate to those events that are “dairy” related or support the local agriculture community. We do this by donating monetary gift cards you can use to purchase dairy products, which in turn, supports our local dairy farmers. If you would like to submit a dairy product donation request please complete the form below. Please allow 3-5 business days to evaluate your request.
Disclaimer: Gift Cards are sent in $25 or $50 values. If you would like to request a sponsorship over $50, please use our sponsorship form to submit your request.