Minnesota Dairy Initiative

Sustainable Dairy Farming in Minnesota

Minnesota Dairy InitiativeThe Minnesota Dairy Initiative (MDI) is a program that promotes a healthy and vibrant dairy industry in Minnesota.

As a participant in MDI, the Sustainable Farming Association assists dairy farmers interested in sustainable production practices such as management intensive grazing, organics and on-farm dairy processing.

We assess each farm and farming family individually. Mentor farmers and dairy professionals
provide help as participants explore ways to make changes to their businesses. Participants can use the resources of MDI to help realize their goals.

Through MDI, dairy farmers can discover ways to:

  • Reduce costs
  • Reduce labor
  • Improve animal health
  • Improve net profit
  • Enhance quality of family life
  • Protect the environment