Who We Are

First District Association is an independent dairy cooperative that maximizes returns for its producers and employees through innovation and by providing superior quality products to a global market.

Our Vision

First District Association (FDA) will be the preferred market of choice for dairy producers. FDA will produce high quality dairy and food products being the ultimate supplier of choice exceeding customer expectations. FDA will have a reputation for innovation, quality, production, efficiency, profitability, strong financial independence and growth.

Our Values

FDA is built on the foundation of our integrity, our people, our excellence, and our responsibilities

Integrity

Consistently doing what is right

No matter the opposing pressures and temptations, we strive to do the right thing-always. By doing so we celebrate candor and work to continually develop strength, courage, assertiveness and a humble, self-confidence. It is lived through our dairy farmer owner values that demands full accountability in everything we do.

 

People

Relationships upstage transactions

Above all else, we care for each other; member owners, industry professionals, customers, employees and community. We will be empathetic to the frailties of the human condition; present to lend a hand, active in listening and quick to forgive. Our team will consistently promote self-development and support the personal health and wellness for everyone. Abiding by the rule that business is people and therefore are in the people business.

 

Excellence

If we do it, we do it well

We do not desire to live ordinary, mediocre lives. We search for opportunities to do more and be better, repeatedly holding ourselves to a high standard – never making excuses. We commit to the relentless pursuit of extraordinary accomplishments through a culture of continuous improvement.

 

Responsibility

We act as Owners

As a grassroots member owned cooperative, enhancing our business and the lives of our stakeholders is our initiative. We understand the importance of our individual contributions and willingly stand behind our work and member owners.

 

Our History

First District Association
Board of Directors

Josh Barka
Chairman

Joe Becker
Vice Chairman

Steve Groetsch
Treasurer

Gerald Burg
Secretary

Kory Wieber
Director

Paul Swenson
Director

Kindra Carlson
Director

Dean Marshik
Director

James Leroux
Director

FDA Management
Meet Our Team

Bob Huffman
President & CEO

Allen Rothstein
Chief Financial Officer

Glenn Kaping
Vice President & General Manager

Doug Anderson
Vice President of Operations

Dawn Raymond
Vice President, Human Resources & Communications

Chuck Nelson
Director of Milk Logistics