Why Join NEDPA?

Reasons members give for joining NEDPA

  •          We prioritize our NEDPA membership because NEDPA keeps us informed on the pulse of the dairy industry in the Northeast.
  •          Even when I am too busy in my business to help advocate for a better dairy climate, I know that NEDPA is out there doing it for me.
  •          NEDPA is a small investment for a huge payback. For only $1 per cow per year we are part of a network to impact policy on issues pertinent to the dairy industry.
  •         NEDPA provides our farm with the guidance and tools to meet industry requirements and remain current on issues.
  •          The information sent out in the NEDPA newsletter and E-News helps me stay informed.
  •          Our farm is a member of NEDPA because the organization is on the forefront of the issues that are crucial to our business.  
  •          The NEDPA leadership (Board) are all active dairy producers, just like the membership.
  •          NEDPA is in tune with current industry topics and is forward-thinking to be proactive on future issues that may challenge the industry.
  •          NEDPA provides members with a voice and representation on state/regional issues.
  •          We join NEDPA to support an organization of progressive producers focused on advancing the dairy industry responsibly, regarding the environment and in our communities.
  •          As a NEDPA member, we have access to the Dairy Issues Team to help with a crisis on our farm -- just a phone call away.
  •          NEDPA networks and collaborates with other organizations to have a more powerful voice in representing our positions.
  •          NEDPA members receive a complimentary 30-minute legal consultation with Michael Best & Friedrich, a top law firm that understands the dairy industry.
  •          NEDPA provides the support and resources needed during times of crisis. When I had an immigration issue I got answers even on the weekend. NEDPA is not 9:00 to 5:00 -  its hours are our hours.
  •          NEDPA has been, and continues to be, the lead organization dealing with CAFO issues in a proactive way. 
  •          From its original response to the CAFO issue, NEDPA has evolved into a very respected organization that responds quickly and effectively to influence critical issues that impact my business.

Membership Levels

DAIRY PRODUCER

Actively milk cows in the Northeast. They receive one vote per farm, pay annual fee of $100 per farm/year plus $1/lactating cow. (NEW MEMBERS receive remainder of 2017 membership year plus membership for 2018)

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HEIFER GROWER

Concentrate their skills on raising replacement livestock for dairy managers. They also have one vote per farm and pay $100/farm/year plus $0.25 per head (not lactating)

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AFFILIATE

Affiliate memberships are available to businesses that work closely with Northeast dairies and want to support NEDPA and its mission. This membership level includes up to six individuals. Affiliates receive NEDPA alerts, notices and general information and the quarterly NEDPA newsletter, One Step Ahead (electronic version). Affiliate member logos/links appear on the NEDPA website. Affiliates’ logos appear in each newsletter and they have the opportunity to place one complimentary ad each year. (No voting rights)

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ASSOCIATE

Associate memberships are available to businesses and individuals that work closely with Northeast dairies and want to support NEDPA and its mission. Associate members receive NEDPA alerts, notices and general information and the quarterly NEDPA newsletter, One Step Ahead (electronic version). (No voting rights)

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Reasons members give for joining NEDPA • We prioritize our NEDPA membership because NEDPA keeps us informed on the pulse of the dairy industry in the Northeast. • Even when I am too busy in my business to help advocate for a better dairy climate, I know that NEDPA is out there doing it for me. • NEDPA is a small investment for a huge payback. For only $1 per cow per year we are part of a network to impact policy on issues pertinent to the dairy industry. • NEDPA provides our farm with the guidance and tools to meet industry requirements and remain current on issues. • The information sent out in the NEDPA newsletter and E-News helps me stay informed. • Our farm is a member of NEDPA because the organization is on the forefront of the issues that are crucial to our business. • The NEDPA leadership (Board) are all active dairy producers, just like the membership. • NEDPA is in tune with current industry topics and is forward-thinking to be proactive on future issues that may challenge the industry. • NEDPA provides members with a voice and representation on state/regional issues. • We join NEDPA to support an organization of progressive producers focused on advancing the dairy industry responsibly, regarding the environment and in our communities. • As a NEDPA member, we have access to the Dairy Issues Team to help with a crisis on our farm -- just a phone call away. • NEDPA networks and collaborates with other organizations to have a more powerful voice in representing our positions. • NEDPA members receive a complimentary 30-minute legal consultation with Michael Best & Friedrich, a top law firm that understands the dairy industry. • NEDPA provides the support and resources needed during times of crisis. When I had an immigration issue I got answers even on the weekend. NEDPA is not 9:00 to 5:00 - its hours are our hours. • NEDPA has been, and continues to be, the lead organization dealing with CAFO issues in a proactive way. • From its original response to the CAFO issue, NEDPA has evolved into a very respected organization that responds quickly and effectively to influence critical issues that impact my business.