Edge was built on a foundation of added value the cooperative could offer farmer members and continues to lead the way in giving every farmer a strong voice in Congress, with customers and within their communities.
Founded in 2010 as the Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative, Edge has advanced to one of the top cooperatives in the country in terms of milk volume represented.
Edge fulfills requirements of the Federal Milk Marketing Orders as a verification cooperative for dairy farmers, while also providing representation on federal policies that affect members and collaboration with other agriculture stakeholders.
Our core services
Federal representation on dairy-related policy issues
Verification of milk and milk components at testing laboratories in accordance with the Federal Milk Marketing Orders
Bulk tank calibrations to ensure accurate milk weights
Market information and news impacting the dairy community
Promotion of members and the dairy community through news media and social media
Scholarships for future dairy leaders
More about us
Membership contract is “at-will” - no anniversary dates
Edge does not buy milk or make cheese; we verify the amount of milk and milk components for farmers that sell to privately owned dairy plants.
All members are charged the same amount for verification services - $0.015/cwt. We led the way in reducing the cost to belong to this type of cooperative.
Each member is allowed an individual vote on Federal Order reforms. We do not bloc vote as other cooperatives commonly do.
Milk needs a voice – with customers, in the community and on policy.
That voice of milk is the promise of Edge.
To be a leading voice in U.S. and global dairy policy.
Amplify the voice of milk – the voice of our members – in Congress, with customers and in our communities to deliver maximum value and positive outcomes for dairy farmers.