U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards

The U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards recognize dairy farms, businesses and collaborative partnerships for practices that demonstrate outstanding economic, environmental and social benefits; a longstanding commitment to continuous improvement; and a replicable model to inform and inspire others in advancing dairy sustainability leadership.

Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors

Our generous sponsors help make it possible for us to recognize those who go above and beyond to improve their communities, the environment and their businesses. The Innovation Center is pleased to acknowledge the following organizations for their support of the 2022 Dairy Sustainability Awards program.

Additional sponsors to be confirmed

Past Winners

2022 marks the 11th anniversary of the U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards program. Since the program began, it has received more than 270 nominations and celebrated nearly 80 farms, businesses and partnerships as winners and honorable mentions. The categories may have changed over the years, but the dedication to sustainability shown by these dairy leaders has not. Learn more about our past winners:

2018 Winners

Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability 

E-Z Acres │ Homer, NY
Reinford Farms │ Mifflintown, PA
Royal Dairy LLC│ Royal City, WA

Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability

The Kroger Company │ Cincinnati, OH

Outstanding Supply Chain Collaboration

Magic Dirt with 10 Dairy Farms and Walmart │ Little Rock, AR

Outstanding Community Impact

Tillamook County Creamery Association │ Tillamook, OR

Learn More about the 2018 Winners

2017 Winners

2016 Winners

Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability

Bateman’s Mosida Farms │ Elberta, UT
Jer-Lindy Farms LLC │ Brooten, MN
Siemers Holsteins │ Newton, WI
Honorable Mention: Homestead Dairy │ Plymouth, IN

Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability

Agri-Mark and Cabot Creamery Cooperative │ Waitsfield, VT
Honorable Mention: Foremost Farms USA and Schreiber Foods Inc. │ Richland Center, WI

Outstanding Achievement in Resource Stewardship

Yahara Pride Farms Inc.│ Brooklyn, WI

Outstanding Achievement in Community Partnerships

Noblehurst Farms Inc. │ Linwood, NY
Honorable Mention: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank │ Harrisburg, PA

Learn More about the 2016 Winners

2015 Winners

2014 Winners

Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability 

Maddox Dairy │ Riverdale, CA
McCarty Family Farms │ Rexford, KS
Sensenig Dairy │ Kirkwood, PA

Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability

Joseph Gallo Farms │ Atwater, CA 

Outstanding Achievement in Renewable Energy

Vander Haak Dairy│ Lynden, WA

Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency

Marshik Dairy │ Pierz, MN

Learn More about the 2014 Winners

2013 Winners

2012 Winners

Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability 

Blue Spruce Farm │ Bridport, VT
Holsum Dairies, LLC │ Hilbert, WI
Werkhoven Dairy, Inc. │ Monroe, WA

Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability

Darigold, Inc. │ Seattle, WA
Honorable Mention: Oakhurst Dairy │ Portland, ME

Outstanding Achievement in Energy

Brubaker Farms │ Mount Joy, PA
Dean Foods Company and AgPower Partners (DF-AP, LLC) │ Gooding, ID

Learn More about the 2012 Winners

About the Innovation Center

The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy is a voluntary organization that works with leaders from across the dairy value chain to align on pre-competitive priorities, drive progress and share dairy’s story. Through the Innovation Center, The U.S. dairy community advances a shared social responsibility platform and demonstrate its collective commitment to provide the world responsibly produced dairy foods that nourish people, strengthen communities and foster a sustainable future.