Joseph Gallo Farms, Atwater, Calif., was honored today by The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy for Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability. Joseph Gallo Farms uses energy-efficient equipment and cutting-edge technology in its cheese plant help to conserve energy and at least 2.9 billion gallons of water each year, in addition to accepting as much as 10 million gallons of stormwater and wastewater each day from local communities to use for irrigation.
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy announced the winners of the third annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C., today. The program recognizes dairy farms, businesses and collaborative partnerships that are committed to stewardship and sustainability, delivering exceptional results that are good for business, good for the environment and good for the community. The Innovation Center was established under the leadership of dairy farmers.