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Dairy Council

The Organic Trade Association Dairy Council brings together farmers, handlers, processors, and manufacturers to discuss ideas around promotion, research, and education; to vocalize the benefits of the sector; to identify opportunities for continuous improvements and advance solutions; and to advocate for dairy policy in alignment with the Organic Trade Association's policy process.

Check out the Dairy Council's 2023 Annual Report       

    How to Join the Council and Eligibility Requirements

    In order to be eligible to join the Council, you must be an Organic Trade Association member.  If you are an OTA member interested in joining the Dairy Council, please reach out to Danielle Cote

    If you are not an Organic Trade Association member, we welcome you to join the Organic Trade Association as a member.  The Organic Trade Association is a membership-based business association for organic agriculture and products in North America.  The Organic Trade Association is the leading voice for the organic trade in the United States, representing over 10,000 organic businesses across 50 states.  Its members include growers, shippers, processors, certifiers, farmers' associations, distributors, importers, exporters, consultants, retailers, and others. To learn more about the benefits of OTA membership and how to join, contact Danielle Cote.

    Are you a small-to-medium-sized farmer? You may be eligible to join the Organic Trade Association as a farmstead member and receive full OTA membership benefits and voting rights for only $50 per year.  This membership category is for small-scale organic farmers with annual organic sales less than $250,000 who are also current members of one of the participating organizations in the Organic Trade Association’s Farmers Advisory Council.  To find out more about the Organic Trade Association’s farmstead membership, please contact Laura Holm.

    Meet our members  

    Annual Reports

    Hear from the Dairy Council's Vice Chair Blake Alexandre of Alexandre Family Farms about our successes in 2022!


    2023 Dairy Council Report to the OTA Board 2022 Dairy Council Report to the OTA Board 2021 Dairy Council Report to OTA Board 2019 Dairy Council Report to OTA Board


    Organic Dairy 101 Origin of Livestock Fact Sheet OTA Dairy Council Letter to USDA Dairy Letter to USDA 2019 Work Plan 

    2023 Meetings

    • Wednesday, August 9 at 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT (virtual)
    • Wednesday, December 13 at 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT (virtual)

    Associate Director, Member Engagement

    (202) 524-3896