DFA to open Kansas facility

DFA to open Kansas facility

Dairy Farmers of America has announced plants to build a dairy plant in Garden City, Kansas. 

The plant will produce whole, skim and non-fat dairy milk powder as well as cream. Once complete, the facility will process four million pounds of milk a day from regional farms, the co-operative said. 

The 214,000 square food plant is scheduled to open at the end of 2017. When operational, it will create 60 new full-time jobs. 

"We are excited to have this plant located in Garden City," said Michael Lichte, vice president for dairy marketing and business planning at DFA. "The construction of this plant not only fits with our global ingredients strategy, but also provides a local home for DFA members’ milk in the Southwest region, which was much needed as many local farms were sending their milk to other areas of the country."