Dedicated farmers. Healthy cows. Wholesome milk. That’s what the National Dairy FARM Program is all about. FARM, or Farmers Assuring Responsible Management, is a program open to all dairy farmers, co-ops and processors across the U.S. that sets the highest standards when it comes to animal care and wholesome milk. FARM creates a culture of continuous improvement that inspires dairy farmers to do things even better every day. How does FARM work?

FARM Program Version 3.0 Materials

In March of 2016, the NMPF Board of Directors approved a resolution that adopts and endorses the NMPF Animal Health and Wellbeing Committee’s recommended changes to the National Dairy FARM Program. Version 3.0 of the program will be implemented starting Jan. 1, 2017. Below, you'll find relevant resources that further explain the changes to the program. For more materials, visit our Participant Resources page.

Participating Organizations

Outstanding animal care is everyone’s responsibility. These dairy co-ops and processors do their part by participating in FARM.


Hayden Bush TillamookTillamook County Creamery Association
The modern-day consumer cares more about where their food comes from now than ever before. Our creamery believes...
John GouldUpstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.
FARM is a natural fit for our farmer owned processing and marketing cooperative. FARM is viewed positively by our...

Dairy Producers


Why FARM? Today’s consumers expect – and deserve – safe, wholesome food from people who are producing it responsibly. That’s where FARM comes in. U.S. dairy farmers have a great track record of excellent animal care. FARM demonstrates your commitment to animal care and shows consumers that you’re doing what’s right – for your cows and for your customers. FARM raises the bar for the entire industry by creating a culture of continuous improvement.

How to Participate

More than 90 percent of the U.S. milk supply comes from participating farms.It just goes to show that dairy farmers are in this together and understand that excellent animal care is everyone’s responsibility. Interested in participating? Here’s how.


Do you know why FARM was created, how much of the nation’s milk supply is enrolled in FARM or how FARM impacts dairy products beyond milk? Learn more about FARM and how it’s making a difference on the nation’s dairy farms and at your table.

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