Apply to be a part of the 2015-2016 Emerging Leaders program
Applications for the 2015-2017 Emerging Leaders program are now being accepted online. This program is a two-year curriculum designed to develop future leaders of the Cooperative and the dairy industry. For more information or to apply, click here. You can also read a blog from an Emerging Leader, describing his personal, and professional experiences with the program here.

There is still time to give the gift that does More
Recognize your family and friends with a charitable gift to the DFA Cares Foundation. Our donation website makes it easy to contribute online. In recognition of your gift, you will receive a holiday card, which you can print and give, or email, to loved ones. Donations will help provide relief to the agricultural community when natural disasters strike, supply food for those in need and award scholarships for the dairy industry’s next generation.

DFA Financing offers savings for the New Year
There are still opportunities for you to save on your dairy now, and to offset costs in the year ahead. Tom Shephard, president of DFA Financing, offers a few tips for making the most of those opportunities in a guest blog featured on DFA Leader.

DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship Program
There is still time to apply for a DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship for the 2015-2016 scholastic year. Scholarships are available to incoming freshmen, undergraduate and graduate/professional students pursuing a career in the dairy industry, or a related field. Applications due by January 15, 2015. For more information, or to apply, click here.

December MEMBERUpdate
Take a look back at DFA and the dairy industry in 2014 in this month’s edition of MEMBERUpdate, available under the Resources tab.

Order by January 31 for discounts on silage storage products
DFA Farm Supplies has the silage storage products you need when you need them. Order by January 31, 2015, to receive early order discounts on high-quality silage inoculants, bags and covers from leading manufacturers. Orders will be delivered in-season and payment will be due upon delivery. Early payment is also available. For more information, click here.

DFA Cares offers online holiday giving option
This holiday season, consider donating to the DFA Cares Foundation through its online giving feature. The easy-to-use DFA Cares donation website allows you to make monetary contributions in lieu of a gift for friends or family. In return, a holiday card will be made available to you to print or email to your loved ones.

Important study for dairy farmers
The National Milk Producers Federation is conducting an immigration survey about labor costs and issues, as they relate to your farm. While your answers will be kept confidential and only reported collectively with others, they will provide valuable insights that can help shape future policies. Please take 5-10 minutes to complete this survey here.

Members-only classifieds website launches
You can now connect with fellow members to buy and sell goods and services through DFA’s classified website. The website allows you to create your own classified postings and shop by category and Area. Postings can include a photo and will remain on the site for 30 days, after which you can reactivate your posting or it will automatically be removed. To access the site and create an account, click on the link below.
DFA Classifieds Website