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Young Cooperators

Are you a member, member relative or member employee looking to
gain insight into the cooperative's inner workings, connect with
industry leaders and network with other young members?

Individuals and couples between the ages of 18 and 40 are
encouraged to join Maryland & Virginia's Young Cooperator (YC)
program. This educational program, designed specifically for young
dairy producers, offers a better understanding of the needs and
problems facing milk marketing cooperatives.


Whether we're touring farms or meeting with congressional representatives on Capitol Hill, Maryland & Virginia YCs have numerous leadership building, educational and networking opportunities throughout the calendar year. We invite you to join us at our next YC event - click here to learn more.

  • The YC events create so much more of an intimate setting that makes it easier to connect with other farmers, even better than other atmospheres found at other agricultural organizations.
    - Brooks and Katie Long
    2016 Outstanding YC Couple
  • Running a farm takes a lot of time, so we don’t get many opportunities to network with other farmers, let alone farmers from across the nation. Being a Maryland & Virginia YC offers a great opportunity to talk to and learn from other dairy producers just like you.
    - Brooks and Katie Long
    2016 Outstanding YC Couple
  • When we first got involved in the YC program, we were very young and recently married. The program offered the invaluable opportunity to learn from older couples who had gone through things and were much wiser than we were at the time.
    - Brooks and Katie Long
    2016 Outstanding YC Couple

Interested in joining our YC family?

Contact Daniela Roland at (703) 742-7449 or