Financial support for NODPA--through individual memberships, donations and voluntary check-offs-- 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.
Administer producer surveys providing information on pay price of milk, cost of purchased feeds, pasture use and feedback on important issues.