One of the leading brand names in dairy products in our part of the South is putting out the word that they are seeking local dairy farmers to sell directly to Mayfield Milk.

“Interest in the Dairy Direct program has been very strong so far,” said Ronnie Rider, Milk Supply Manager.  Mayfield Dairy announced Friday that they are recruiting additional farmers to supply milk directly to the plant. The recruitment program, called Dairy Direct, allows Mayfield to build stronger business relationships with local dairy farmers it knows and trusts, while gaining more information about the farms and cows behind the Mayfield brand.The company will be hosting a meeting for interested farmers in the region. Lunch will be served and farmers are welcome to bring members of their family. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 23, 2009 at Andy’s BBQ in Eatonton, Georgia on Highway 441 South. 

 “We already source milk from many farmers who supply directly to us versus through a third party cooperative or service,” said Rider. “Farmers who are part of our Dairy Direct program receive a competitive price, a local home for their milk, and the chance to have a business relationship with an organization committed to growth and innovation.

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