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WHY DAIRY COOPERATIVES HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL FOR 101 YEARS!. Some of the dairy cooperatives that merged or joined together over time to form what is today Agri-Mark!. New England Milk Producers Assoc. 1913-1972 Connecticut Milk Producers Assoc. 1916-1967

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Some of the dairy cooperatives thatmerged or joined together over time to form what istoday Agri-Mark!
  • New England Milk Producers Assoc. 1913-1972
  • Connecticut Milk Producers Assoc. 1916-1967
  • Southern Mass. Milk Producers 1917-1960
  • United Farmers\' Cooperative Creameries 1919-1947
  • Bethel Cooperative Creamery 1921-1963
  • Local Dairymans\' Cooperative Assoc. 1931-1968
  • New England Dairies 1932-1947
  • Colebrook Dairy Producers 1937-1947
  • Fall River Milk Producers 1944-1963
  • New Bedford Milk Producers 1944-1960
  • United Farmers of New England 1947-1972
  • United Dairies 1950-1963
  • Modern Milk Producers Assoc. 1957-1957
  • White River Valley Dairies 1960-1974
  • Consolidated Milk Producers Assoc. 1967-1972
  • Yankee Milk, Inc. 1972-1980
  • Agri-Mark, Inc. 1980 - present
  • Cabot Farmers\' Cooperative Creamery 1919-1992
  • Chateaugay Cooperative Marketing Assoc. 1938-2003
  • Allied Federated Cooperatives 1965-2006
agri mark s mission
Agri-Mark’s Mission:
  • Market all member milk
  • Perform member services
  • Represent our members’ interests
  • Make a profit!
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Agri-Mark’s Mission:

Market all member milk

-for quality and quantity reason, farm milk must be picked up every day or two

-hauling a liquid that is more than 85% water is expensive unless truck is full so co-mingling member and non-member milk is crucial

-must find the highest paying buyer of farm milk (50,000 pound tanker of milk every 10 minutes)

-balancing milk supplies with demand on a daily, weekly and seasonal basis (a few homeless loads can collapse entire market price

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Agri-Mark’s Mission:

Perform member services

-can take advantage of economies of scale and volume discounts to lower costs

-lab tests and information, milk check deductions requests, quality milk assistance and tank calibrations

-communicate issues or concern to members

-TRUST is key

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Agri-Mark’s Mission:

Represent our members’ interests

-Agri-Mark cooperative is owned and controlled by its member owners

-farmer members elect their peers to oversee all aspects of the cooperative including the business, policy and practices

-ratio of farmers to milk handlers is as large today as it was a century ago

-legislative involvement is crucial to secure an effective market safety net and limit government intrusion in farm operations and activities

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Agri-Mark’s Mission:

Make a profit!

-find and maintain high premium markets for member milk and products

-manufacture member milk into value-added and profit making products

-built the sales, quality and reputation of the cooperative brands

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Agri-Mark members from New England and New York own and control the cooperative. 100% of our profits are allocated to our farm families each year!

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Cabot, Vt.

Chateaugay,N.Y.

West Springfield,

Mass.

We have Agri-Mark members in every county colored in blue.

Middlebury, Vt.

Agri-Mark has four manufacturing facilities and one cut and wrap operation

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Agri-Mark’s Middlebury, Vt.,

Vermont Cheddar and Whey Protein Plant

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The “World’s Best Cheddar” starts with only the highest quality milk

from more than 200 local farm families.

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Whey Protein Dryer

Whey Permeate Dryer

This early construction photo shows the size of the whey processing equipment in the building.

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Agri-Mark’s

Cabot, Vt. Visitor’s Center and manufacturing facility

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This is the cut and wrap building at Cabot where more than 72 million pounds of cheese are packaged each year.

agri mark members
Agri-Mark Members

Own the Cooperative!

Agri-Mark activities are to benefit the Member/Owners and enhance their income

and support their industry structure

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Working year-round

for Northeast dairy farm families!

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