Vermont Dairy Industry Asssociation

The Vermont Dairy Industry Association traces its roots back to the Vermont

Dairymen’s Association, formed in 1869. Not long after, industry members

other than farmers broke away from the original organization. In 1987, the

two groups reunited to acknowledge the fact that today’s dairy industry is an

integrated network of farmers, processors, educators, marketing, regulatory

and support personnel.

Today the Vermont Dairy Industry Association welcomes dairy farmers,

cooperative staff, equipment and supply personnel, veterinarians, and any

person associated with dairy farming and/or the dairy industry within the

state of Vermont, New England or adjacent area. The VDIA coordinates an

annual educational conference, dairy awards banquet, scholarship program

and other activities to promote excellence in the production and processing of

dairy products and to support youth who aspire to be part of the dairy