About the Cooperative
The Michigan Milk Producers Association is a dairy farmer owned cooperative and dairy processor. Founded in 1916, the MMPA serves over 1,700 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 operates two SQF Level 3 certified manufacturing plants in Ovid and Constantine, Michigan. Products made at MMPA’s plants include butter, nonfat dry milk, cream and condensed skim milk. In addition, MMPA manufactures specialty cheeses at a recently acquired plant in Middlebury, Indiana.
In addition to dairy ingredients, 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 Michigan dairy industry means we have a consistent and ample supply of fresh milk from local farms throughout the year.
To market MMPA members’ milk to the greatest advantage possible
Our Core Values
- 1. QualityMore
We commit to produce the highest quality milk and milk products for our customers to feed the people of the world.
- 2. IntegrityMore
We operate honestly and ethically in all manners of production and business – always holding ourselves to the highest standard.
- 3. ProgressMore
We provide solutions and lead the dairy industry to continued advancement, sustainability and production.
- 4. CommunityMore
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.
- 5. LeadershipMore
We engage actively in state and national issues impacting the dairy industry, our cooperative and our communities.
MMPA has been helping farmers for over 100 years.
We provide a wide range of on-farm services to members to assist them in producing the highest quality milk possible. The milk produced on our farms is some of the highest quality available in the United States. Each year, members take home a significant portion of the National Dairy Quality Awards. Our members are committed to superior animal care and all are enrolled in the National Dairy FARM program, a national animal care verification program.