Nov. 9 2018 11:00 AM

The National Dairy Checkoff has launched a social media group to answer questions and share information with farmers.

Have you ever wanted to talk directly with other farmers and National Dairy Checkoff staff about dairy promotion but didn't know where to go? Well, now there's an easy way to do it.

Dairy Management Inc. (who manages the National Dairy Checkoff) has created a closed (private) Facebook group so you can get updates, submit questions, and have conversations with your checkoff representatives.

How do join the group?

1. Open your Facebook app or go to

2. Search for Dairy Checkoff Farmer Group or click the link.

3. Click “Join Group.”

4. Answer the three quick survey questions about your farm.

5. Click “Send to Admins.”

Once we've received your answers, we'll check the questions to verify you are a farmer. Then we'll approve your request.

There are some rules from the USDA to abide by within the group and to help keep us all safe online. We look forward to seeing you within the new Dairy Checkoff Farmer Group. Please note the USDA does monitor this group.

If you have any questions or comments, you can email me at We look forward to engaging with you, hearing what’s on your mind, and answering your questions.

Don Schindler

The author is a Senior Vice President of Digital Initiatives at Dairy Management Inc.

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"Economic and user experiences with automatic milking" presented by Larry Tranel
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