DFA cheese receives top award
Provolone cheese made by DFA’s Turlock, Calif., facility was recently awarded the Chairman’s Plaque, the highest honor bestowed in the 2014 National Milk Producers Federation cheese competition. Several other DFA plants also received awards in a various cheese categories during the annual contest. Complete results are available here.

MPP enrollment deadline extended
The deadline for enrollment in the Margin Protection Program (MPP) has been extended to December 5. In case you missed our recent webinar or have additional questions, DFA will host a webinar at 11 a.m. Central time on Monday, November 10, to explain the program and answer questions. To access the meeting, use the information below:

Web Meeting Address: https://www.webmeeting.att.com
Meeting Number: 5114686455
For audio, dial 1-800-230-1059

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.

DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship application now online
The DFA Cares Foundation Scholarship application for the 2015-2016 scholastic year is now available online. For more information, or to apply, visit dfamilk.com/careers/scholarships.

2014 DFA Strategic Plan now available
Each year, DFA’s Board of Directors meets to discuss and review the Cooperative’s strategic plan. Our long-term strategic initiatives are updated to reflect our progress and the changing global business climate. The 2014 Strategic Plan is now available.

As a member of DFA, we encourage you to take the time to review and learn more about the strategic plan, which is accessible under the resources tab.

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