Here at Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), innovation is one of our core values. From challenging our farmer-members to implement new ideas on their farms to finding ways to increase efficiency in our plants, we are aligned with the dairy industry as we strive to think of new ways to improve.

Since innovation is key to sustaining the vitality of our business, it needs to be at the forefront. DFA's innovation program, Ignite, does just that while empowering employees to think creatively and be innovative in their everyday jobs.

Because all it takes is one drop, one simple idea to ignite a ripple effect. A great idea can build, spread and have a significant impact, and that idea can come from anywhere.

It’s always a great time to think creatively, and we have just the place for you to share your ideas once they emerge. From our online portal to plant kiosks to paper submissions, you have the opportunity to share your earth-shattering, groundbreaking and hair-raising ideas. Your peers are even able to collaborate and help develop your ideas further.

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No matter what you think or have been told, everyone can be creative. The Milk Spark program includes a variety of sessions and workshops to help unleash your creative side. There’s even a forum available where you can chat with others about innovation; this way, there won’t be any excuses about missing an in-person session.

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After a successful two years, DFA will be partnering with Sprint Accelerator again in 2019; this partnership gives DFA the opportunity to work with ag tech and dairy-focused food product startups to help spur new ideas and innovation for the dairy industry from farm to table.


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