FarmFirst Plans District Meetings For November

Members of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative can begin making reservations to attend their fall member district meetings, taking place across the cooperative’s seven-state membership territory during the months of November and December.

Member meetings take place across the Midwest, from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to northeast Iowa to South Dakota and across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Each meeting will include an update on cooperative programs and services, a legislative update, elections and resolutions in addition to the meal.

“We look forward to hosting these fall member meetings as it provides a chance for board members and cooperative staff to receive direct feedback from members and to share information on what the cooperative has been doing on their behalf and the industry as a whole,” says John Rettler, dairy farmer from Neosho, Wis., and FarmFirst President. “This is also a great opportunity for members to meet other producers from their district and to discuss industry news and the latest developments on farm policy.”

Meeting locations are listed below and can also be found at the cooperative’s website and  in the MilkLine, the cooperative’s member newsletter.  Members must make reservations to attend their district meeting to provide an accurate meal count. Reservations can be made by visiting or by calling 608-286-1906. Deadlines for making reservations are a week prior to each meeting.

This is the ninth year for the cooperative’s fall member meetings after being established in 2013 as FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative.


Wednesday, November 3, 7:30 p.m. Iron Ridge Inn, Iron Ridge, Wis.

Thursday, November 4, 12:00 p.m. Fox Valley Quality Control Lab, Kaukauna, Wis.

Friday, November 5, 12:00 p.m. Belgiumtown Restaurant, Stephenson, Mich.

Monday, November 8, 12:00 p.m. Hotel Hillsboro, Hillsboro, Wis.

Tuesday, November 9, 12:00 p.m. Rib River Ball Room, Marathon, Wis.

Friday, November 12, 12:00 p.m. Dodger Bowl, Dodgeville, Wis.

Monday, November 29, 12:00 p.m. Locals Bar & Coffee Shop, Epworth, Iowa

Tuesday, November 30, 12:00 p.m. River Boat Lanes, Wabasha, Minn.

Tuesday, November 30, 7:30 p.m. Stout Craft Company, Menomonie, Wis.

Wednesday, December 1, 12:00 p.m. Pooch Corner Pub, Freeport, Minn.

Wednesday, December 1, 7:30 p.m. Pizza Ranch, Pipestone, Minn.

Thursday, December 2, 12:00 p.m. Pizza Ranch, Watertown, S.D.

Friday, December 3, 12:00 p.m. Pizza Ranch, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Monday, December 6, 12:00 p.m. The American Legion, Greenwood, Wis.

Monday, December 6, 7:30 p.m. Village Haus, Boyd, Wis.

Tuesday, December 7, 12:00 p.m. American Legion Hall, Marshfield, Wis.

Wednesday, December 8, 12:00 p.m. Pizza Ranch, Fond du Lac, Wis.

Thursday, December 9, 12:00 p.m. Moose Lodge, Monroe, Wis.