About Dairy Cares 

ABOUT DAIRY CARES

Sustainability is a way of life on California’s more than 1,200 farm owned dairy farms.

Dairy farm families are supported by the dairy cooperatives, processors, trade associations, and other businesses involved in the state’s $20 billion dairy industry. These families are committed to caring for their animals and protecting our land, water, and air resources— all while providing nutritious and affordable dairy foods that support the health of millions of families. In 2001, the California dairy community came together to form a coalition called Dairy Cares, working collaboratively to ensure the long-term sustainability of our dairy farms.

Mission

Dairy Cares strives to ensure the long-term sustainability of California’s farming families through strong environmental stewardship, responsible animal care, and adherence to the core values of honesty, ethics, diligence, and community.

 

Members

Our members include Bar 20 Dairy Farms, California Cattlemen’s Association, California Dairies Inc., California Dairy Campaign, California Dairy Research Foundation, California Farm Bureau Federation, Dairy Farmers of America-Western Area, Dairy Institute of California, F & R Ag Services, GHD, Inc., Hilmar Cheese Co., HP Hood, LLC,  Joseph Gallo Farms, Land O’Lakes, Merck Animal Health, Milk Producers Council, Ruan Transport Corp., Yosemite Farm Credit, Zenith Insurance Company and hundreds of families and businesses across California’s dairy communities.

Officers

Charles Ahlem, Chairman

Francis Pacheco, 1st Vice Chairman

Kevin Abernathy, 2nd Vice Chairman

Darrin Monteiro, Treasurer

Stephen Mancebo, Secretary

Staff

Michael Boccadoro, Executive Director

Jennifer Bingham, Communications Director

J.P. Cativiela, Regulatory Director

Laura Kistner, Office Manager

Courtney deLotty, Administrative Assistant

Dairy Cares

915 L Street #C–438

Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone: (916) 441-3318

Fax: (916) 441-4132

Email: DairyCares@gmail.com

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