Earth Day 2022: Sustainability Today and Every Day

Oregon Dairy farmers are always thinking about ways they can work more sustainably. Why? Because, just like you, they want a better future for our planet. From using solar power on their farms to reducing water waste through closed loop systems to recycling manure into renewable energy – Oregon Dairy farmers are always seeking ways to create a more sustainable impact for the Earth.

Here are just a few ways that Oregon dairy farmers are putting sustainability at the forefront of their farms:

Rogue Creamery in Southern Oregon

• Uses solar energy for up to 30% of it’s energy needs

• Through it’s Nellie Green Pedal Power Program, employees are given a monthly bonus to use more sustainable forms of transportation to get to work

• Uses sustainable and recycled packaging to ship its products.

Check out more ways Rogue Creamery practices sustainability on their farm in this video:

Threemile Canyon Farms in Eastern Oregon

• Grew from 200 acres of organic farming in 2002 to 15,000 acres in 2020.

• Uses parts of the plants that it cannot process to feed it’s herd

• Waste from the dairy is recycled and turned into renewable gas

Find out more ways Threemile Canyon Farm conserves water use on their farm here:

Rickreall Dairy in Western Oregon

• Conserves water on it’s farm by recycling it three times before being used to irrigate it’s crops

• Recycles excess waste water from a local food processor

• Recycles composted manure solids in dry cow bedding

Tillamook Creamery in Western Oregon

• Invests in energy reduction projects that save up to 2.780 metric tons of CO2 annually

• Replaces old trucks with renewable gas / electric hybrid trucks

• Tillamook Visitor Center runs on power generated from biodigesters used on farms and other renewable energy sources

Dairy Farmers across the country are dedicated to a more sustainable future. Learn more about their goals to be Carbon Neutral by 2050 and how working sustainably is a way of life.