About the Cooperative
The Michigan Milk Producers Association is a dairy farmer owned cooperative and dairy processor. Founded in 1916, the MMPA serves over 1,300 dairy farmers in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.
As a cooperative, our members are owners of the business and have the opportunity to be active in its governance. The 13 dairy farmers on our board work to guide the direction of the cooperative in the best interest of our members. MMPA works to best serve members every day by providing leading on-farm services, training and member involvement opportunities. With forward-thinking vision, MMPA also support education for the next generation of dairy leaders with scholarships.
MMPA maintains a strong presence within the dairy industry with strategic business relationships through a variety of channels like processing shelf-stable, value added dairy products. MMPA has three member owned processing plants in Middlebury, Indiana and Ovid and Constantine, Michigan. Products made at MMPA’s plants include cheese, ultra-filtered milk, butter, nonfat dry milk, cream and condensed skim milk.
In addition to our products, MMPA supplies over a billion pounds of milk annually to local bottlers to fill the milk jugs found on the shelves of our grocery stores. Having a robust Great Lakes region dairy industry means we have a consistent and ample supply of fresh milk from local farms throughout the year.
Our Core Values
We commit to produce the highest quality milk and milk products for our customers to feed the people of the world.
We operate honestly and ethically in all manners of production and business – always holding ourselves to the highest standard.
We provide solutions and lead the dairy industry to continued advancement, sustainability and production.
We value all people in our diverse workforce and cooperative. We commit to provide leadership, education and proactive involvement to strengthen our communities and ensure America is a great place to live, work and raise a family into the future.
We engage actively in state and national issues impacting the dairy industry, our cooperative and our communities.