Taylor Mickelberry

Mid-Atlantic Dairy Farmers Win in USDA Climate-Smart Commodities Announcement

The Conservation Innovation Fund (CIF), Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC), and the Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) have been awarded $25 million by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding pool. The Mid-Atlantic Conservation Innovation Fund Climate-Smart Commodities project (the “Project”) builds on an existing partnership between …

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Perfect Pairing

Play Play Play Previous Next Play Play Play Previous Next Both of his products are nutritious. It’s the bodies they’re feeding that are different. Alan Smith not only produces nutritious milk products as a Maryland & Virginia member, but he is also the entrepreneur behind a series of unique retail products made from the manure …

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Five Maryland & Virginia Facilities Earn Top Safety Honors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 22, 2022 Reston, Va. – Five Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) facilities earned top safety honors from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and Dairy Foods magazine through the annual Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards. MDVA’s processing facility in Strasburg, Va. was an honoree as were four of …

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Move Over Ice Cream, July Became Stakeholder Engagement Month for Maryland & Virginia

Engagement of a diversity of audiences, both inside and outside our cooperative, is a central part of what the Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) team does to serve our membership. July was a banner month for getting our name and our story in front of important audiences. On July 15, Maryland & …

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Next Generation of Maryland & Virginia Dairy Leaders Gather for 20th Annual Summer Break

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 2, 2022 Frederick, MD – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) showcased a few of their best Maryland-based farms last week as part of its 20th Annual Young Cooperator (YCs) Summer Break. More than 22 farm families traveled from five states to tour the featured farms and share farm …

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Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Underscores Conservation Opportunities to Members of Congress

Chambersburg, PA – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) participated in a recent event held by MDVA Members the Burkholder Family at Burk-Lea Farms in Chambersburg, PA highlighting opportunities to enhance federal farm conservation programs to five Members of Congress. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA), House Select Committee on …

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Framing Dairy’s Future through the Young Cooperator Program

For new Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) member Donald Miller, he took the initiative to frame out his future, quite literally. Donald had dreams of owning his own dairy farm. To make that happen, he and his father worked tirelessly over the past year to build a new freestall barn, setting Donald’s …

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North Carolina Dairy Farm Earns National Sustainability Award

Reston, Virginia – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) is thrilled to congratulate Grayhouse Farms of Stony Point, N.C., for earning the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy’s 2022 Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability award. In its eleventh year, the award recognizes dairy farmers who are dedicated to socially responsible, economically viable, and environmentally sound …

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Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Earns National Sustainability Recognition for Community Impact

Reston, Virginia – Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) has earned the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy’s 2022 Sustainability Award for Outstanding Community Impact. The award recognizes dairy community efforts that improve lives and communities through positive impacts on health and wellness, hunger relief, workforce development, community volunteering and investment, and/or environmental stewardship. …

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