Calf-Tel is an active partner and supporter of many dairy industry organizations. The following links provide valuable dairy industry information.
The Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW)
Our objective is to help professional dairy producers succeed. You're in business for the love of dairying and to earn a living. We intend to help you succeed by offering education and useful information, and by communicating dairy industry needs and accomplishments to key audiences. Day in and day out, our goals are to:
- Provide education-based programs that focus on the business-side of dairying
- Help you build more profitable businesses
- Foster a positive image for the dairy profession both within our industry and externally to the non-agriculture sector
- Seek solutions to challenges shared by fellow producers and collectively by our industry
- Provide an atmosphere for networking where producers can learn from one another
- Drive positive change within industry - working as an "umbrella" organization that facilitates change and encourages collaborative efforts within our industry for the good of all sectors.
New Mexico Dairy Producers Association
Dairy Producers of New Mexico (DPNM) is a grassroots agriculture association for New Mexico and West Texas dairy producers. DPNM is an advocate for dairy producers. DPNM acts as the liaison for dairy producers on all levels of government-local, state and national. DPNM's Board of Directors comprises 12 producers elected by their constituents. DPNM also provides education to its members through a monthly newsletter, informational mailings and seminars.
New Mexico has approximately 159 dairies, with the largest average herd size (2088) in the nation. New Mexico is currently ranked 7th in the nation for milk production and 8th in the nation for cheese production.
DPNM works closely with environmental advisors and local and regional environmental regulators to formulate environmentally protective, sensible, and efficient operating procedures to enable the industry to produce affordable dairy products including liquid milk, butter, cheese, and powdered milk.
National Agri Marketing Association Badger Chapter (NAMA)
The nation's largest professional association for professionals in marketing and agribusiness.
Want to make connections in the agri-marketing industry? Stay current on the latest trends? Then NAMA is for you. Agribusiness is evolving fast. With over 1,500 active members, NAMA gives you the specialized edge: Get the latest thinking on ag marketing from leading thinkers Network with leading professionals from across the industry Develop leadership skills, learn from experts, gain recognition NAMA can help you gain a fresh outlook on the world of agri-marketing and your place in it. Meet colleagues in marketing, advertising, public relations, media and more.
Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA)
DCHA is the only national association dedicated to serving the dairy calf and heifer industry. We strive to provide information, education and access to leading research and technology to help our members be more profitable. Our members have the opportunity to network with producers, industry leaders and top academia to learn more about current issues affecting the dairy calf and heifer business. We hope you will join us, and thanks for visiting our site.
Dairy Business Association (DBA)
Committed to Wisconsin's Dairy Industry
DBA is an industry organization comprised of dairy producers, corporate and allied industry supporters. DBA promotes the growth and success of dairy farms in Wisconsin by fostering a positive business and political environment.
DBA represents Wisconsin's dairy producers and dairy-related businesses and has made significant strides for this $26 billion-per-year industry.
An annual business conference, Expansion Symposium, golf outing, Packer party and various DBA-sponsored meetings provide a strong networking atmosphere for both producers and corporate members.
The California California Cattlemen's Association (CCA) was formed in 1917. CCA is a non-profit trade association representing California's ranchers and beef producers in legislative and regulatory affairs. CCA's funding is generated almost entirely by voluntary dues paid by members, who in turn determine the direction and policy of the organization at CCA's two annual meetings.
CCA has 38 county cattlemen's association affiliates that serve as a strong link between the grassroots membership and CCA. The California CattleWomen, Inc., is the women's auxiliary of CCA and works to promote the nutritional qualities of beef at schools, supermarkets and before the general public. CCA is an affiliate of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association with offices in Washington, D.C., Denver, and Chicago. In addition, the Young Cattlemen's Committee serves as a link with the next generation of California ranchers promoting education, leadership and career enhancement.
Through educational programs like Beef Quality Assurance, CCA helps show the value of proper handling and treatment of livestock. Having certified more than 5,000 producers in BQA, CCA takes great pride in its ability to share with members the importance of humane treatment of animals and the further promoting the safety of the U.S. Beef Supply.
Because of the tremendous resource base on which our members depend for their livelihoods, CCA staff lobbies the California State Legislature, Congress, and federal and state regulatory agencies on a wide range of issues including, but not limited to:
- Food safety and inspection
- Federal and state endangered species
- Beef quality assurance
- Parcel fees
- Wildlife management
- Air quality
- Noxious weeds
- Williamson Act
- Conservation programs
- Federal lands grazing fees and regulation
CCA also funds litigation and research to support California's beef cattle industry, and maintains a political action committee to support those candidates favorable to family ranchers and beef producers. CCA is extremely proud of its long-standing record of credibility, accomplishment and positive working relationship with policymakers throughout California and in Washington, D.C., in representing beef cattle producers, the stewards of an American tradition. As environmentalists, food producers, business owners and taxpayers, we look forward to continuing these relationships with federal, state and local government institutions.
American Dairy Science Association ADSA
ADSA Vision Statement:
Science, education and service for the dairy industry. ADSA Mission Statement:
The American Dairy Science Association provides leadership in scientific and technical support to sustain and grow the global dairy industry through generation, dissemination, and exchange of information and services. ADSA Organizational Objectives:
- To stimulate the discovery, application, and dissemination of knowledge
- To create an atmosphere in which various segments of the dairy industries freely exchange knowledge
- To recognize outstanding personal achievement
- To publish original research, reviews and timely information in the official ADSA publication, the Journal of Dairy Science, the highest ranked general dairy research journal in the world.
- To sponsor programs for challenging and developing youth for leadership responsibilities
- Professionalism, integrity, and high scientific and ethical standards.
- The vertically integrated food systems approach fostered by our Dairy Foods and Production Divisions, and the Foundation.
- Research and education scholarship for, and leadership in, the dairy industry.
- Dissemination and exchange of science-based information and knowledge through timely and high quality communication.
- High quality association meetings with interaction of academic, industry, government personnel, and other partners.
- Educational training of students, future scientists, educators, professionals, and contributors to dairy science and the industry.
- Partnerships with other professional organizations with similar missions.
- Recognition of leaders and colleagues for outstanding contributions