Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Celebrates 75-Year Member Palmyra Farm of Hagerstown, Md.
Reston, Virginia – Palmyra Farm of Hagerstown, Maryland, celebrated its 75th year of membership with Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) at the cooperative’s 102nd Annual Meeting held earlier this week.
“Congratulations to Palmyra Farm for 75 years of contributions to our cooperative, and the U.S. dairy industry,” said David Pool, MDVA’s First Vice-President during the meeting. “The care you provide to your animals and your generational approach to farming will set you up for success for years to come.”
Ralph Shank and his sister Mary Creek are the third generation on their family’s dairy operation. The farm was started by their grandparents in 1942. Three years after their start, they began shipping milk to Maryland & Virginia. The entire family works to make the farm successful, including Ralph’s wife Terri and Mary’s husband Mike.