Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance




Membership of NODPA

NODPA is a membership organization for organic dairy farmers with a mission of “to enable organic family dairy farmers, situated across an extensive area, to have informed discussion about matters critical to the well being of the organic dairy industry as a whole and to do so in an independent farmer-driven mode.”  You are eligible to become a voting member of NODPA if you are an organic family dairy farm located in the east of the USA. Each farm shall have one (1) vote. There will be no charge for membership.

Associate membership of NODPA is open to any organization, group or individual that does not produce organic milk but supports the mission of NODPA. There is an annual charge of $50 per year for associate membership.  Click here to pay for subscriptions online via PayPal.

Sign up for the NODPA check-off today and help NODPA fulfill its mission. To join the $.02, $.05 or $.07 per cwt check-off to support NODPA, please complete the check off form. If you haven’t signed the exemption form to stop the deduction for national milk marketing from your milk check, click here for the exemption form.
This regular income for NODPA will bring the strong representation that organic dairy farmers require and support the work of NODPA to:

  • Create and grow effective farmer networking on a state by state and regional level.
  • Open and maintain lines of communication with farmers, processors, industry representatives, USDA NOP, the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) and consumers. 
  • Participate in national meetings, assist with the development of regional organic dairy producer organizations and provide administrative support to the Federation of Organic Dairy Farmers (FOOD Farmers), the national umbrella group for organic dairy producers.
  • Organize Annual Field Days Events and Producer meetings.
  • Publish the bi-monthly NODPA News with 2,000 subscribers
  • Moderate and improve Odairy, the organic dairy electronic discussion group, which has over 950 subscribing members.
  • Develop a continually updated web site filled with resources including educational information on animal health and grazing management, industry news, certification, classifieds, calendar events, and a business directory
  • Work to create a level playing field for certified organic standards with high level of integrity. 
  • Administered producer surveys providing information on pay price of milk, cost of purchased feeds, pasture use and feedback on important issues.

Sign up for an annual subscription to the bi-monthly NODPA News for only $35 a year. Go to past newsletters to find out what you are missing! Click here to pay for subscriptions online via PayPal.

If you are an organic dairy farmer in the west please contact the Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance (WODPA) whose mission is to preserve, protect and ensure the sustainability and integrity of organic dairy farming across the west. -

If you are an organic dairy farm located in the midwest please contact the Midwest Organic Dairy Producers Alliance (MODPA) whose mission is to promote communication and networking for the betterment of all Midwest dairy producers and enhance a sustainable farmgate price. Contact Darlene Coehoorn: 920-921-5541 or



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