Our Farmers’ Promise

100% of MMPA farms are enrolled in the FARM Animal Care Program

The National Dairy FARM (Farmers Assuring Responsible Management) Program works with dairy farmers, the producer community and industry partners to show customers and consumers that the dairy industry is taking the very best care of cows and the environment, producing safe, wholesome milk and adhering to the highest standards of workforce development.

MMPA farms represented nearly half of all National Dairy Quality Award winners in 2021

The National Dairy Quality Awards recognizes the very best in quality milk production. The goal of the NDQA program is to honor dairy producers from across the United States who have successfully placed high priority on producing milk of the highest quality.

Our Cooperative’s Commitment

SQF certified dairy processing plants

The Safe Quality Food (SQF) Program is a rigorous and credible food safety and quality program that is recognized by retailers, brand owners, and food service providers world-wide. Recognized by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the SQF family of food safety and quality codes are designed to meet industry, customer, and regulatory requirements for all sectors of the food supply chain – from the farm all the way to the retail stores.

Awards and Certifications

  • Green Agri-Business Designation from the Michigan Agribusiness Association (Ovid and Constantine)
  • World Dairy Expo Championship Product Contest awards
  • National Milk Producers Federation Championship Cheese Contest awards
  • European Union compliant

Product Innovation

The dairy industry is continually evolving and we’re always adapting. We work with customers to develop new products and formulations.

Our latest development is the addition of ultra-filtered milk processing which allows make-to-order solutions with applications in sports nutrition, yogurt, infant formula and cheese standardization.

MMPA’s Ultra-Filtered Project in the News