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Northeast Iowa Community-Based Dairy Foundation
Calmar, IA

Mission Statement:
The Northeast Iowa Community-Based Dairy Foundation is a private, not-for-profit charitable foundation comprised of dairy farm families and other citizens who care about the future of the dairy industry. This grassroots foundation has partnered with Iowa State University (ISU) and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) to develop a strategic plan for the region's long-term success. The Foundation has created a dairy advocacy, education and applied research center that will improve the quality of life for dairy farmers. The governor of Iowa has designated this effort as Iowa's first "Center of Excellence for Value-Added Agriculture".

Dairy Today:
The Dairy industry is a major component of Iowa agriculture, contributing more than $561 million to the economy through the sale of milk, cull cows, and calves. The annual economic contribution of dairy to Iowa's economy, including the value of labor, support services and materials, is in excess of $1.5 billion. 72 percent of Iowa's dairy cows are owned by nearly 3,000 dairy farm families in northeast Iowa.

If You Want to Make a Difference for Family Dairy Farms:
Become a member or contributor to the Dairy Foundation by sending your tax deductible Contribution to: Make your tax deductible gift payable to:

The Dairy Foundation
PO Box 400
Calmar, Iowa 52132

You will then receive the Center Newsletter.

  • $25 for annual membership
  • $250 for lifetime membership
  • $150 Adopt a calf
  • $1400 Fund a dairy cow
  • $2500 Fund an acre
  • You can dedicate a room or office for larger amounts.

For more information call 563.534.9957 ext. 101

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