Founded in 1892, the Oregon Dairy Farmers Association (ODFA) works on behalf of Oregon's 280 dairy farming families.
ODFA is governed by a 9-member board comprised of 8 dairy producers and one public member.
ODFA works to create an atmosphere that is conducive for Oregon dairy producers of all types, all sizes and in all areas of the state. This is achieved by:
- Working with local, state, regional and federal organizations to establish a climate for Oregon dairy farmers. ODFA works with regulatory agencies, dairy organizations and other agricultural groups to create fair results.
- Proactively addressing industry issues and concerns. Current issues include, but are not limited to, the environment, rural-urban interface, milk marketing, food safety, immigration and animal welfare. Development of producer programs and educational material is one way in which ODFA tries to address issues and concerns.
- Working proactively with environmental groups and animal welfare organizations to share thoughts, ideas and encourage collaborative outcomes.
- Collaborating with and supporting Oregon State University in all areas including research, facilities, students and teaching.
- Encouraging and supporting the youth of the dairy industry. ODFA supports youth activities such as 4-H, FFA and the Oregon State University Dairy Program.