Dairy Farmers of America’s (DFA) Members of Distinction program honors members who embody the Cooperative’s core values and excel on their operations, in their communities and in the industry. Each year, one member farm from each of DFA’s seven regional Areas is honored during the Annual Banquet at DFA’s Annual Meeting. The 2018 Northeast Area Members of Distinction are:
DiNitto Family, DiNitto Farms – Marcy, N.Y.
For three generations, the DiNitto family has worked to steadily grow their operation from 100 to 1,200 cows. The operation’s steady growth is a result of the family’s philosophy that, “if you take care of the farm, it will take care of you,” which was passed on to brothers, Joe and Tony, by their father. Through the years, the family has proactively taken steps to improve cow comfort and care, including new mattresses in the barns, bigger stalls and ensuring their employees are properly trained. The family also has hosted their county’s Farm Fest events for several years and hosts other farm tours during the year to showcase their commitment to quality milk and healthy animals.
Watch the following video to find out more about the family's farm: