Michigan Milk Producers Association marks 100 year anniversary
On this week’s Ag Report on Greening of the Great Lakes, Sheila Burkhardt, director of member relations and public affairs at the Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA), discusses the 100-year anniversary of the creation of MMPA.
“We trace our roots to May 23, 1916 – when the cooperative was founded by a group of dairy farmers who gathered at Michigan State University to find a stable, reliable market for their milk – and over the years, much has changed in the dairy industry,” said Burkhardt. “Today, technology is more advanced than ever before. Cows are more productive and farms are more efficient. Logistics allow for Michigan milk products to be shipped around the world, generating new export opportunities for producers.”
She also highlighted new investments like our whole milk powder packaging system and butter churn installed at MMPA’s Ovid plant, and reverse osmosis technology at its Constantine plant.
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