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Empowering Tomorrow’s Dairy Leaders: Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Announces 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Maryland & Virginia (MDVA) is proud to announce the selection of eight outstanding scholars as recipients of the 2024 MDVA Scholarship. This year, MDVA is awarding a total of $6,500 from the MDVA Fund to support the educational endeavors of these deserving students. Scholarships from the MDVA Fund will help to offset college expenses for […]

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Plant Acquisition and CEO Retirement Highlight Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Annual Meeting

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) members gathered for the cooperative’s 104th Annual Meeting in Harrisonburg, Virginia last week. Members joined cooperative staff and leadership to engage in cooperative business, as well as learn from outside experts. The two-day meeting featured remarks from Dairy Management Incorporated CEO Barb O’Brien, Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and

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Jay Bryant to retire as MDVA CEO, Jon Cowell Named Successor

Jay Bryant, CEO of Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) announced yesterday he will retire from his position at the end of this year, concluding more than 22 years of leading and 37 years of working for the cooperative. Jon Cowell, current CFO of MDVA, has been named as his replacement by MDVA’s

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Maola Local Dairies Expands Processing to Philadelphia

Maola Local Dairies, proudly owned by Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA), has purchased a dairy processing plant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The plant, previously owned by HP Hood, will generate new opportunities to bring sustainable milk products into Pennsylvania. The announcement came during a press conference with Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro highlighting investment

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Google, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, and Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association Collaborate on Water Quality Project in Virginia

Today, Google, The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance) and Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) announce the completion of their innovative collaboration that will improve water quality in the Northern Virginia region. Through this partnership, including a more than $230,000 contribution from Google, streamside trees, known as riparian buffers, were installed on five Shenandoah

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Jay Bryant Receives National Cooperative Leadership Award

Jay Bryant, CEO of Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA), was recently awarded the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) Robert B. Engel Farmer Co-op Manager of the Year Award. The award is for the recognition of individuals that oversee and manage their organizations effectively and who provide impactful advocacy for the cooperative

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Lindsay Reames Named Chair of Virginia Agribusiness Council

Lindsay Reames, Executive Vice President of Sustainability & External Relations at Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) has been elected Chair of the Virginia Agribusiness Council (VAC). The Virginia Agribusiness Council is a non-profit member organization committed to representing the agriculture and forestry industries in the Commonwealth with a unified voice through effective

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Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Sweeps National Communications Contest

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) recently earned two top awards in the National Milk Producers Federation’s (NMPF) annual cooperative communications contest. Jay Bryant, CEO, and Lindsay Reames, EVP of Sustainability & External Relations accepted the awards at the 2023 Joint Annual Meeting of the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB), NMPF,

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Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Awarded $10M Conservation Grant

Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association (MDVA) has been awarded a $10 million grant through the 2023 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The grant, which will help Mid-Atlantic dairy farmers produce tangible results through climate smart solutions, bring MDVA’s total on-farm sustainability investment to

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