Sustainability

U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards : 2018 winners

Meet the 2018 Winners

Each of this year’s Sustainability Award winners have a unique story to tell. But one thing is certain — their actions, both big and small, demonstrate that wholesome dairy products are produced responsibly.

Read below to see how these pioneering dairy farms and businesses are advancing the industry’s commitment to healthy products, healthy communities and a healthy planet

Outstanding Dairy Farm Sustainability

Farmers
E-Z Acres
At E-Z Acres Farm, the ties between the farm and its neighbors run deep – at least as deep as the aquifer (water in an underground layer of glacial outwash) that provides drinking water to the surrounding region. 
Reinford Farms
With a digester in place and a beneficial location, Reinford Farms found they were uniquely positioned to begin collecting food waste from their area’s grocery stores and food manufacturers.
Royal Dairy
Last summer, Austin Allred put millions of worms to work on his farm. And now they’re busy processing cow manure day and night.

Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability

Kroger
The Kroger Co.
The Kroger Co. unveiled its “Zero Hunger | Zero Waste” initiative last year to end hunger in its communities by 2025 and eliminate waste across its company by 2020.

Outstanding Supply Chain Collaboration

Magic Dirt
Magic Dirt
Getting a peat moss replacement made from dairy cow manure into Walmart stores in 43 states is no small feat. But partners throughout the supply chain rose to meet demand for a more sustainable gardening product. 

Outstanding Community Impact

Tillamook
Tillamook County Creamery Association
This creamery on the coast of Oregon does more than provide jobs and delicious dairy products. It contributes to its community through donations and volunteer work.