A Message From the Board President
Dairy farming in Iowa is a significant part of agriculture in our state. With nearly 800 dairy herds and more than 220,000 dairy cows, our dairy farm families bring value to all of Iowa. Making sure these families survive and thrive is important not only to the dairy industry, but to many other organizations and communities who greatly benefit from dairy’s positive impact throughout the state.
The views of Iowa’s dairy farmers on many issues affecting them at a statewide level are covered in this policy booklet. This grassroots organization of dairy farmers has prepared this policy booklet as a resource for you. We encourage you to read through our policies and refer back to this booklet when making decisions regarding dairy farming.
Iowa’s dairy farm families are vital to our state. Our social and economic benefits are keys to Iowa’s agricultural success. A recent study of the economic impact of Iowa’s dairy industry reports a per-cow per-year impact of $25,495. That means that Iowa’s dairy industry has an economic impact of over $5 billion dollars per year. We are around 800 dairies strong, and we want to ensure that dairy farming will be around for future generations of Iowans.
Iowa State Dairy Association
A prosperous Iowa dairy industry that attracts a new generation of farmers and has a positive impact on local communities.
Iowa State Dairy Association is the unified voice and advocate for increased economic vitality of the dairy industry on behalf of Iowa dairy farmers.
The Membership of ISDA will continue to grow by increasing the number of Dairy Farmers to join ISDA and the retention of current Dairy Farmer members by showing the value of belonging and keeping them informed.
The development of intentional partnerships will be enhanced through efforts of showing Return on Investment by member engagement, policy development and cooperative efforts to move the Dairy Industry forward.
The issues of the Dairy Farmer will be understood and supported by the legislature though the development of a legislative agenda that supports the economic growth and development of the state. Frequent, timely and concise communication on the Dairy Industry will be distributed to all Stakeholders.