Swiss Valley Farms supports organizations that help nurture the current and future leaders in the dairy industry. Our Young Cooperators Program helps educate younger farmer members, ages 18 to 45. And our Swiss Valley Gals program caters to the unique needs of female members.
Young Cooperators Mark and Jill Lamborn, Luana, IA, visit their legislators in Washington, DC.
Co-op members aged 18 to 45 are encouraged to participate in Swiss Valley Farms' Young Cooperator program and attend the two-day YC Spring Break conference. This years conference will be held March 30 through 31 in Decorah, Iowa.
Procurement personnel host annual co-op district meetings where Management Team members present a summary of the co-op's fiscal year achievements and value-added marketing programs. This is also where director elections are held. Members are encouraged to participate in these meetings by asking questions of the co-op management.
The Swiss Valley Gals tour the Luana, IA, Swiss cheese plant.
Swiss Valley Gals
The Swiss Valley Gals is a women's program unique to this cooperative. Started over 25 years ago, the program was designed by a small group of co-op women who wanted an organization to present other female members with "Farm Business Off the Farm."