Dairy Farm Transition (DFT) provides new opportunities to dairy producers who want to explore alternative farming enterprises. Our goal is to decrease the barriers to farm-level innovation by paving an independent path forward for your farm in regenerative specialty crop agriculture.
In 2019, our team at Miyoko's started researching trends in our food system by talking with farmers and engaging extension advisors, crop specialists, and university researchers. There is one thing we keep coming back to: dairy farmers are having a tough time. Between the pressures of consolidation and low consumer demand, farmers are left feeling uncertain about the future of their farms.
There’s no single perfect solution to this trend, but we realized there is something we can do about it. As a fast-growing plant-based food business, we can offer new opportunities to farmers by uplifting farmer livelihoods in the emerging plant-based economy. We want to help farmers strengthen their social and economic autonomy.
Our mission is to help one dairy farm (to start) make the shift to specialty crop production. We want to work alongside you in the field to grow regenerative organic specialty crops like herbs, grains, and seeds that we will purchase to contribute to our supply chain and R&D efforts. This way, you can stay on your land and keep farming, just a bit of a different kind of farming. And all the while, we will buy domestically grown ingredients from you, a farmer that we know and trust.