Each year, one member farm from each of Dairy Farmers of America's seven regional areas is honored for their embodiment of the cooperative's core values and excellence in their operations, their communities and within the industry.
The recognized families:
- Central Area - Brick Family, Brickstead Dairy, Greenleaf, Wis.;
- Mideast Area - Oesch Family, Swisslane Farms — Alto, Mich.;
- Mountain Area - Roth Family, Si-Ellen Farms — Jerome, Idaho;
- Northeast Area - Garber Family, Rock Solid Dairy, LLC — Shippensburg, Pa.;
- Southeast Area - Crawley Family, Crawley’s Valley View Farms — Gravette, Ark.;
- Southwest Area - Schroeder Family, Lawrence Schroeder Dairy — Windthorst, Texas; and
- Western Area - De Snayer Family, De Snayer Dairy — Lodi, Calif.
Click on the slideshow to meet this year's recipients.