1. NODPA is the largest grassroots farmer organizations in the country and is dedicated to organic dairy farmers’ interests, peer mentoring and communication between producers, not to recreating new bureaucracy.
Provide leadership in analyzing the activities of the National Organic Program and communicating that information to farmers, processors, industry representatives and consumers.
Represent the interests of organic producers at national meeting and work closely with its sister organization in the Western Organic Dairy Producers Alliance (WODPA), and the Midwest Organic Dairy Producers Alliance (MODPA) by providing administrative support to the Federation Of Organic Dairy Farmers, (FOOD Farmers).
Organize an Annual Meeting and Field Days Event each year at different locations in the Northeast.
Produce and distribute the NODPA News bi-monthly newsletter that goes out to over 2,000 subscribers and many different casual readers at events.
Moderate Odairy, the organic dairy electronic discussion group, which has over 750 subscribing members. To become an Odairy subscriber, email: email@example.com.
NODPA updates and maintains a web site filled with resources including educational information on animal health and grazing management, industry news, certification, classifieds, calendar events, and a business directory. (www.organicmilk.org, www.nodpa.com )
Be a member of the Organic Trade Association, the National Organic Coalition and the Accredited Certifiers Association and promote producers interests nationally and in Washington DC.
Work constantly to retain the integrity and consistent application of organic dairy standards in order to uphold consumer expectations and provide a sustainable future.
Administer and grow NODPA’s Farmer Emergency Fund to assist organic dairy farmers.