Dairy Industry Facts


The dairy checkoff funds various educational and program-specific websites, and supports fellow dairy industry allies. Find out what's new in dairy promotion and the dairy industry by visiting these sites. The Industry Resources section provides information about community relations, animal care issues, large-scale dairy farming operations and dairy statistics.


Dairy Farming Today
Designed to educate the public about modern dairy farming.

National Dairy Council
Includes information and media resources pertaining to the health benefits of dairy products.

Ag In the Classroom Programs
Kansas Agriculture in the Classroom
New Mexico Ag in the Classroom
Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom
Texas Agriculture in the Classroom

Cooperative Extension Services
K-State Research and Extension
New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service
Texas AgriLife Extension Service

Agricultural Associations and Government Resources

State Farm Bureaus
Kansas Farm Bureau
New Mexico Farm Bureau
Oklahoma Farm Bureau
Texas Farm Bureau

State Departments of Agriculture
Access to your state department of agriculture’s website for information on dairy’s ranking, percent of family-owned dairy farms, the industry’s economic impact, and other facts about your state’s industry.
Kansas Department of Agriculture
New Mexico Department of Agriculture
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Texas Department of Agriculture

Federal Departments of Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
National Agricultural Statistics Service

Checkoff Funded Websites

Dairy Checkoff
Information about how your 15-cent dairy checkoff investment works through dairy promotion, marketing and research programs, and contact information for your local promotion organization.

Dairy Farming Today
Information on how modern farm families care for their animals, land and water to produce safe, wholesome milk. The site features many interactive components, including a virtual farm tour, a searchable “dairy dictionary” and the ability to submit a question to a real dairy producer.

Fuel Up to Play 60
Includes information about national Dairy Council’s partnership with the NFL® and the USDA to combat childhood obesity by encouraging kids to eat healthy – including how-fat and fat-free dairy products – and get 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy®
The Innovation Center aligns the collective resources of the industry to offer consumers nutritious dairy products and ingredients, and promote the health of people, communities, the planet and the industry.

National Dairy Council
The latest nutrition research finding and other important information about dairy’s role in a healthy diet.

U.S. Dairy Export Council
Offers information about the official site for the U.S. Dairy Export Council®, funded in part through by the dairy checkoff program.

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