Oregon’s Rogue Creamery accepts U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award
Rogue Creamery recently accepted the 2021 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Processing and Manufacturing. This is the fourth recognition for Oregon’s dairy community since 2017. Rogue Creamery joins previous award winners Rickreall Dairy, Tillamook Creamery, and Threemile Canyon Farms in recognition for their commitments to sustainability and sustainable farm practices.
Rogue Creamery continues to invest in sustainability throughout its daily operations and with its team. By installing three solar arrays at its creamery and dairy, Rogue Creamery is able to reduce its power needs. Reduced packaging waste, and creating an employee bike commuter program are also measures the company has taken to meet its sustainability goals.
Rogue Creamery herdsman Zach Rose, a seventh-generation dairy farmer, accepted the award on behalf of his team.
“I’m deeply proud to be standing in front of you today,” he said. “Rogue Creamery is dedicated to building a more resilient future for our planet and our community. And that commitment is visible at every level of our business, every department. Every single member of Rogue Creamery’s team is invested in how we as individuals and as a company can inspire others to do the same. … Please join me and Rogue Creamery in creating not only the best cheese, but the best future we can.”
Rogue Creamery accepted their award at the Dairy Sustainability Alliance Fall Meeting with six other recipients.
“Every class of winners is special, and this year’s is no different as we celebrate a milestone anniversary for the awards,” said Barbara O’Brien, CEO of the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. “Our 2021 winners put U.S. dairy’s great diversity on full display with farms and businesses of all sizes, from coast to coast, showing how dairy is an environmental solution.”