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​Dairy Program

American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-directed organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing nearly 12,000 dairy farm families in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New York, New Jersey and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. 

We also conduct consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through the National Dairy Council®. These programs also help to build consumer confidence and trust in dairy foods and dairy farmers. 

ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research and national partnerships with foodservice chains, including McDonald’s, Domino’s, and others. Since the start of these partnerships, dairy volume has grown a combined 25 percent through our partners. Dairy checkoff also develops export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to our region. 

American Dairy Association North East was created in 2016 by consolidating American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program. The dairy farmer boards of directors for each organization remain in place and each organization has representation on the American Dairy Association North East corporate board.

Visit American Dairy Association North East's website for more information.