Our Partners in Sustainability

We work with partners in sustainability to help all Canadians - dairy farmers and
non-farmers alike - make impactful, sustainable changes.

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Sustainability means being here for tomorrow

Dairy farmers have always been stewards of the land, so sustainability comes naturally to us. See what it takes to be global leaders in sustainable farming today and what we mean when we say we’re here for tomorrow.

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With our partner Ducks Unlimited Canada, we’ve been able to restore and conserve wetland properties on our farms.

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SUSTAINABILITY STORIES

Our partners in sustainability are helping Canadian dairy farmers make impactful changes on the farm. The stories below are some examples of innovative sustainability projects being undertaken by dairy farmers with help from organizations like Tree Canada, Ducks Unlimited Canada and Cleanfarms.

Ducks Unlimited

Conserving Wetlands with Ducks Unlimited Canada

Visit Mary Ann's family farm in Ontario to see how she’s working to conserve wetlands with our partners at Ducks Unlimited Canada.

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Tree Canada

Promoting Biodiversity with Tree Canada

Visit Holger’s family dairy farm in British Columbia to see how his family has been furthering biodiversity in their region by planting trees with support from Tree Canada.

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CleanFarms

Reducing Plastics with Cleanfarms

Visit Christian on his family farm in Quebec to see how he’s reducing plastic waste through innovative recycling programs with Cleanfarms.

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RESEARCH & INNOVATIONS

Funding Dairy Research

Funding Dairy Research

The Canadian dairy sector has always been a global leader in research and innovation, supporting a wide range of research projects in dairy farming as well as human nutrition and health. The research we support contributes to the development of new best practices in animal handling, sustainable farming, nutrition and health, and improving knowledge of the health benefits of milk and dairy products.

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Canadian Biogas Association

Some dairy farms are capitalizing on biomethanization technology, which allows them to convert manure and other organic matter into green energy and fertilizer. We’re working with the Canadian Biogas Association to further explore this potential, so that dairy farmers can contribute to green energy solutions while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Bioenterprise Canada

Dairy Farmers of Canada recognizes the pivotal role of innovation in advancing sustainability within the agri-food sector. That's why we are thrilled to collaborate with Bioenterprise Canada! Together, we are proud to present The Green Pursuit, a business pitch competition dedicated to sustainability and innovation in dairy related agriculture and food. Submissions will be scored on the problem or opportunity they are addressing, their unique solution, their team experience, and the overall sustainability impact to the agriculture, food, and drink sector in Canada.

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New Acre Project, delivered by ALUS

DFC has partnered with New Acre Project, delivered by ALUS, to support dairy farmers in implementing nature-based climate solutions on uneconomic or marginal agricultural land. These projects, like wetlands, grasslands and trees and shrubs, will reduce the overall carbon footprint in agriculture supply chains. New Acre Project investments support farmers working in partnership with ALUS in creating and restoring nature on their lands, one acre at a time, for the benefit of communities and future generations.

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What’s next?

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In the Barn

Take a look at the sustainable practices Canadian dairy farmers are implementing within their barns.

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EVERYDAY SUSTAINABILITY
Everyday Sustainability

See how you can embrace sustainability in your everyday life.

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