Health insurance open enrollment has arrived
Open enrollment for DFA Insurance begins November 15 and runs through February 15, 2015. As you begin to explore your health insurance options, look to DFA Insurance as a resource. Provided by Agri-Services Agency, DFA Insurance offers comprehensive customer service that can assist you in choosing the health insurance that fits the needs of your family and farm. Please note, if you would like your health insurance to be effective on January 1, 2015, you must enroll by December 15, 2014.

Loans to help finance your seed purchases
As you search for the best deal on seed for next year, remember that DFA Financing, provided by Agri-Max Financial Services LP, has loan options available to help you take advantage of any early-order discounts your seed supplier may be offering. To learn more about these loans, click here.

November Member Update
Exciting developments in the Gold Standard Dairy and FARM programs took place this past month. Read about this and other DFA news in this month's Member Update, available under the Resources tab.

Year-end planning options available
As you begin your end-of-year preparations, remember that DFA has a variety of resources that could fit your strategy. From milk check deferral and advance supplies purchases to financing and risk management tools, DFA has services to fit your needs. To learn more about these year-end planning options, click here.

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.

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