Monday, June 29, 2009

National Conference Call is tomorrow...

Please join us for our National Dairy Conference. Log on to for more information and the teleconference phone number. We can promote positive changes with long term effects such as the Dairy Price Stabilization Program. We can take ideas to enhance short term solutions and we can manage our industry. What we need to do is organize our efforts and lead our industry out of this crisis and into a new direction. How can we continue make our product, sell it for less than it costs to make it and yet we have 1 billion people going to bed hungry every night? Questions continue, but our direction is very clear. Do something! Doing nothing is an action unto itself. Too many of us are accepting the status quo, which can only lead to more farms selling out never to return. Vermont's landscape will be hit hard. Should we hold on for perfection? What on our dairies is perfect. We take used equipment and modify it until it works especially in these hard times. Do we wait unti we can purchase the top of the line brand new expensive model with all the bell and whistles? We have a program that can work, we have the ability to develop the details as it goes forward, what we don't have is the luxury to wait for that perfect plan that covers every wrong which exists in this complex industry.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Strength in Numbers Campaign

We are excited to announce the "Strength in Numbers Campaign". Dairy farmers and supporters are encouraged to join us on June 30, 2009 at 4PM Eastern Time for a National Dairy Conference Call. The 30th of June marks the last day of National Dairy Month. How fitting to show the industry that we are committed to keeping dairy farms in our country by joining together and effecting change. The magnitude of this call could be huge!! Please call 1-800-217-7379 to rsvp for this call. On June 30 at 4 PM Eastern you will be called at that number to join in. Participation is key to a healthy and viable dairy industry. It is so easy to make your voice count, pick up the phone and dial!
Remember there is strength in numbers!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The sun is out today in Vermont, so we will remain upbeat and optomistic. We are continuing to work to build connections with everyone in our industry..that is all we can do. Work to develop solutions to our problems and remain committed to see them through. We make decisions on our farms every day, and we understand what hard work is about. When we are faced with challenges we just move forward and work that much harder. We will continue to do the same despite the adversity we are facing in this crisis....Together we are strong!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Thank you to Food Wolfe for writing about the crisis we are facing and encouraging consumers to get involved...what is at stake? Safe and reliable food, from our neighbor hood farms to your tables, and economic recovery for our nation. Please work with us for a change. President Obama has asked us as a nation to get involved and to participate in the change...

Monday, June 1, 2009


Welcome to Dairy Farmers Working Together's Brand New Blog!!!!

Thanks to new friends and connections and great suggestions! Please join us in discussing our industry and how we can move it forward. Unity within the industry comes from dairy producers across the nation and our consumers. Local food production ...from our farms to your kitchens. How do we ensure food safety within our borders? Stabilize milk prices, and allow dairy farmers the opportunity to succeed. That is what Dairy Farmers Working Together is working to do. We need your help and participation. Blog on.....and stay connected.