Committed to quality and tradition

Ontario dairy farmers live every day with passion and purpose, generation after generation. Here are some of their stories. 


Our Team

Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) is the marketing board for the largest sector of Ontario agriculture. Our mission is to provide leadership and excellence in the production and marketing of Canadian milk for a dynamic, profitable growing dairy industry.

Meet the Board
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Our history

The origin of what would eventually become Dairy Farmers of Ontario goes back over 50 years to the Milk Act of 1965. The Milk Act called for the creation of a body that would buy all the milk produced on Ontario farms and sell it to the processors. As a result, the Ontario Milk Marketing Board was created. Thirty years later, Dairy Farmers of Ontario was created following the merger of the Ontario Milk Marketing Board and the Ontario Cream Producers' Marketing Board.


Ontario government commissions study to improve milk marketing.


The Milk Act is passed and the Ontario Milk Marketing Board is created.


Ontario legislation creates Dairy Farmers of Ontario. 

Reports and press releases

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Annual reports

Get an overview of our operations, including milk quality, transportation, advertising programs and financial statements.

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Press room

View the latest press releases from Dairy Farmers of Ontario.

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