The dairy industry is not a stand alone industry.  It requires the support and infrastructure of numerous others – meaning it creates revenue that is multiplied in a local community numerous time and supports jobs in many other supporting businesses.  This graphic does an excellent job of explaining the value chain of the dairy industry – from cow, all the way to consumer.

Take a moment and look this over and think about where milk goes in your local community?  How many lives are impacted by the milk produced on one local farm – whether through personal nutrition or through their paycheck?

 

Dairy Value Chain