Developing Positive Dairy Relationships with Environmental Community is Priority

Author: Jean Kummer | February 11, 2021

Developing Positive Dairy Relationships with Environmental Community is Priority

As part of ADA North East’s effort to help farmers strengthen relationships and bolster understanding of the dairy industry within the environmental community, we recently participated in the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education (MAEOE) conference. Our presentation with information about dairy farmers drew 25 viewers.  

We shared information about the U.S. Dairy Net Zero Initiative that focuses on: 

  • Becoming carbon neutral or better 
  • Optimize water use while maximizing recycling 
  • Improve water quality by optimizing utilization of manure and nutrients 

We explained our increased emphasis on virtual resources for different audiences, including: 

  • Virtual Farm Tours  
  • Dairy Lesson Plans 
  • Fun on the Farm
  • Conservation Informative Videos  

ADA North East also participated in a virtual exhibit during the MAEOE conference that brought 16 visitors who downloaded five different online resources related to dairy programs. 

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.