Community Collaboration Builds Consumer Confidence in Dairy

Author: Administrator | March 11, 2020

Community Collaboration Builds Consumer Confidence in Dairy

As consumers make more buying decisions – including food purchases - based on sustainability and on-farm practices, ADA North East is working to promote community collaboration to motivate people and organizations to work together to achieve mutually positive environmental conditions for farms, communities and watersheds.  

ADA North East is a founding member of the Partner for Healthy Watersheds – a partnership with the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition, Northeast Dairy Producers Association and the Cayuga County Farm Bureau. The group was formed to develop, communicate and implement projects and programs that increase consumer trust in dairy farmers and farm management practices. df

Nearly 50 people from the Owasco Lake watershed in New York gathered recently to learn about the latest research related to the conditions in the Finger Lakes, particularly those contributing to harmful algal blooms and other toxins. Karl Czymmek (pictured below) of Cornell University and advisor to Partners for Healthy Watersheds discussed the agriculture community’s efforts to protect water quality. 

About American Dairy Association North East

American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit or call our Main Office at 315-472-9143.