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Dairy Farmers of Canada: Canadian dairy history in the making

Published on 30 June 2017
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Dairy farmers have been a part of Canada’s history for more than 150 years, and the passion that drives Canadian dairy farmers will ensure they will be an integral part of Canada for the next 150 years.

By feeding the country in a sustainable way, dairy farmers have withstood the test of time, from before Confederation to the present day.

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Dairy Farmers of Canada has produced a book, Dairy Farmers – Deeply Rooted for a Strong Future, that honours Canada’s dairy tradition and the contributions dairy farmers have made to Canada’s emergence as a nation.

This booklet traces the emergence of dairy farming in each of Canada’s provinces in the order in which they joined Confederation. By featuring a different dairy farm from every province, we have captured the unity of a sector that has fed our country in the past and is committed to doing so for the future.

Dairy Farmers of Canada invites you to learn more about the development of the dairy industry province by province and introduces you to 10 farming families whose ancestors contributed to the creation of this country and whose current generation is still feeding Canadians today.

The farms presented in the book were chosen based on each family’s availability and interest in the project. DFC is grateful to each of them for their generosity and the time they dedicated throughout the book’s production.

Go to DFC Policy Conference to download a PDF version of the book.  end mark

PHOTO: To add to Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations, Dairy Farmers of Canada produced a book featuring 10 farming families to recognize the dairy industry’s historical contributions. Photo courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Canada.

Dairy Farmers of Canada
Founded in 1934, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is the national organization which defends the interests of Canadian dairy farmers and strives to create favourable conditions for the Canadian dairy industry.

Working in accordance with supply management principles, DFC promotes safe, high quality, sustainable and nutritious Canadian dairy products made from 100% Canadian milk through various marketing, nutrition, policy and lobbying initiatives.

Driven by a strong sense of community and pride, DFC and Canadian dairy farmers actively support a number of local and national activities. Visit Dairy Farmers of Canada for more information.

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