Hoard's Dairyman Industry Links

EDUCATIONAL

Dairy Farming Today – Learn about life on the farm, caring for the environment, and dairy technology
3-A-Day – Learn how delicious and diverse your food selections can be with 3-a-day of dairy
Hilmar Cheese Company – Quality cheese complete with a virtual tour.
Beef Checkoff – Source of information about the national beef checkoff program
National Dairy Shrine – To provide easy access to valuable Farm Bill resources, the National Agricultural Law Center has added a special Farm Bills section to its web site.

DAIRY YOUTH PROGRAMS

4-H – A community of more than 6 million youth and adults working together for positive change.
National FFA Organization – Remember those kids with the blue corduroy coats? Now you can have the chance to develop the skills you need through agricultural education.
Holstein Foundation – Dedicated to the enlightenment of youth and young adults to the changes, challenges, and opportunities of the agricultural environment.
Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI) – Nationally recognized three-phase leader and communication skills development program for young adults (ages 22-45) working in the dairy industry
North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC) College dairy science student competition to apply theory and learning to a real-world dairy while working as part of a team.

EXPOSITIONS & CONFERENCES

Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) – The 9th largest fair in America has passed the 80th year mark and will feature a large agricultural showcase.
All-American Dairy Show – All breeds dairy show and youth contests held each September in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
World Dairy Expo – International dairy meeting place, a five day event showcasing the finest in dairy genetics and the newest technologies available.
North American Int'l Livestock Expo (NAILE) – Experience the world's largest purebred livestock show.
World Ag Expo (Tulare Farm Show) – World Ag Expo attracts 100,000 attendees to its three-day farm show for agriculture technology and innovation.
Western Dairy Management Conference – Held every other year in Nevada, herd management and cow care topics are addressed

PRODUCER ORGANIZATIONS

Dairy Calf and Heifer Association (DCHA)
Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW)
Wisconsin Dairy Business Association
Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania
National Milk Producers Federation
Dairy Producers of New Mexico
United Dairymen of Idaho
Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA) – A group of dairy producers committed to an efficient, profitable, environmentally-conscious and consumer-oriented dairy business in the Northeast.

INDUSTRY ORGANIZATIONS

American Dairy Science Association
NMC (formerly National Mastitis Council)
American Association of Bovine Practitioners

STATISTICS & RESOURCES

National Association of Animal Breeders – Collection of information about NAAB, helpful documents, and sire database
National Agricultural Statistics Service – The National Agricultural Statistics Service provides timely, accurate, and useful statistics in service to U.S. agriculture.

MILK PROMOTION & MARKETING

Dairy Management Inc (DMI)
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB)
California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB)

BREED ASSOCIATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES

Ayrshire Breeders Association
Brown Swiss Association
American Guernsey Association
Holstein Association USA
American Jersey Cattle Association
American Milking Shorthorn Society
Red and White Dairy Cattle Association

BREED ASSOCIATIONS IN CANADA

Ayrshire Breeders' Association of Canada
Canadian Brown Swiss & Braunvieh Association
Canadian Guernsey Association
Holstein Canada
Jersey Canada
Canadian Milking Shorthorn Society