Dairy Farming


Dairy farmers in the United States know that healthy, happy dairy cows produce milk at a higher quality and more frequently. Learn about our milking parlors, which are the first step in our process for safe and clean dairy production. Get information here about dairy farm tours in your state. You can also do virtual tours right in your own classroom with your students or at home with your family. Be right in the middle of all the action.




Get to know the families that bring the goodness of milk to you. Ethical milk production and herd management are a big responsibility. Animal well-being and milk quality are a farmer’s top priority. Learn more about the interesting daily life of our hard-working dairy farmers. They have been a vital part of our nation’s economy and active members of their local communities for centuries. We salute our dairy farmers and continuously honor their hard work and dedication.


Dairy farmers know that healthy, happy cows produce more high-quality milk, so the animals’ well-being is a farmer’s top priority. Modern dairy farming focuses on animal welfare and sustainable agriculture. Proper dairy cattle nutrition and ethical treatment of our animals create a safe and happy life for them. Learn about the different breeds of dairy cows, as well as interesting and fun dairy cow facts. These beautiful creatures give so much to us, so we want to show them how much we care.

Dairy farmers strive every day to produce wholesome milk and milk products that your family can feel good about eating. The United States dairy industry is constantly growing and changing to meet the needs of people with food sensitivities and allergies. Learn more about lactose-free dairy foods and delicious meals that you can make for healthy eating. We have an abundant number of recipes to give your body the vitamins and minerals it needs for strong bones.



Dairy farmers know the importance of acting as stewards for the land and resources they use in raising cows and producing milk products that you can feel good about eating. Dairy farms are more sustainable than ever and are a crucial part of our country’s landscape. Learn about the ever-declining environmental footprint that dairy farms are creating. Reducing food waste is one of our top priorities. Learn more about how we are protecting the Earth and its people now, as well as preparing for the future.

Celebrated annually since 1939, June is recognized as National Dairy Month to pay tribute to nutritious dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt, and more. This month also pays tribute to the hard-working dairy farmers who help produce it for us all. Learn more about this important month. The dairy industry is a significant part of our nation’s history. We are proud to honor our cows, farms, and farmers. Cheers to dairy!





We offer a plethora of resources to help dairy farmers meet the needs of the 21st-century dairy farm. Dairy industry resources and tools help to foster a positive dairy image and knowledge about current trends. Get all the information you need right here. Learn about community outreach training, ordering promotional materials, and current trends in the dairy industry.  






The dairy checkoff, regionally and nationally, promotes the consumption of milk and other dairy foods to consumers. Checkoff dollars are at work to develop a positive image for dairy on behalf of dairy farmers. Learn about ongoing programs and how they are positively impacting the dairy industry, including Reset Yourself with Dairy and Every Drop Counts.