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About Dairy Farmers of America

Dairy Farmers of America is a dairy marketing cooperative owned by family farmers.

Dairy Farmers of America Headquarter Location

1405 N 98th St

Kansas City, Kansas, 66111,

United States

888-332-6455

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Dairy Farmers of America Announces Startup Companies For 2022 CoLAB Accelerator Program

Apr 14, 2022

Dairy Farmers of America Announces Startup Companies For 2022 CoLAB Accelerator Program Dairy Farmers of America Announces Startup Companies For 2022 CoLAB Accelerator Program Six Startups Addressing Important Industry Issues, including Waste Management and Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Milk Flavor Innovation and Cow Care KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A nutrient management solution for agricultural wastewater, in vitro fertilization (IVF) technology for the farm and a new caffeinated, high protein chocolate milk beverage for adults are just a few of the startup companies selected to participate in the 2022 DFA CoLAB Accelerator program. “It’s always exciting to welcome a new class of startups into our CoLAB Accelerator program as these companies bring fresh thinking and ideas to benefit our farm family-owners and help further grow and invigorate the dairy case,” says Doug Dresslaer, director of cultural innovation at DFA. “This year, we’re particularly excited to take a hybrid approach with the program by bringing back more collaborative, in-person sessions while also meeting virtually.” A Dairy-Centric Program Focusing on Business Growth and Mentoring The DFA CoLAB Accelerator is a 90-day collaborative program focused on dairy product and processing innovations and new technologies for dairy farms. Startups will gain a thorough understanding of the dairy industry and will have the opportunity to work with top executives from DFA and other relevant investors and dairy industry leaders. Throughout the program, participants will receive advice and participate in educational sessions on a variety of topics important for startup growth, including finance, business development, distribution and supply chain, product development, brand building, sales and marketing, packaging and pricing. Introducing the 2022 DFA CoLAB Accelerator Class Ag Tech • Cattle Scan (Guelph, Canada) – Real-time monitoring technology that measures the biometrics of individual cattle, starting with temperature. Data can be accessed on a cloud-based platform and allows farmers to improve the overall health of their herds • The Hago Energetics Company (Camarillo, Calif.) – Aims to helps farms, either cattle or dairy, convert waste, like manure, into fuel cell grade hydrogen using a patented carbon negative approach that does not involve hydrolysis. This hydrogen is expected to sell at a lower cost and have a lower carbon footprint than current methods • Lemna (Gilbert, Ariz.) – Provides a comprehensive nutrient management solution for agricultural wastewater through the use of duckweed (aquatic plants) in a controlled growth system. The duckweed also has the potential to provide farmers with a new revenue stream • ReproHealth Technologies (Indianapolis, Ind.) – An innovative, patent-pending device that brings IVF technology to the farm. Founders believe the device could potentially double cattle embryo production and reduce reproduction costs Dairy Food Products and Dairy Processing Technology • Smack’d (Lehi, Utah) – Aims to develop a delicious adult chocolate milk beverage that is high in protein, low in sugar and caffeinated • Lyras (Aalborg, Denmark) – Developed a UV-light cold pasteurization technology that uses 90% less energy and 60% less water compared to traditional pasteurization Since launching six years ago, the DFA CoLAB Accelerator has worked with 32 companies and has continued to work with the majority of these companies in some capacity. To date, 94% of the alumni companies are still in business today. For additional information about the DFA CoLAB Accelerator, visit colab.dfamilk.com/. The 2022 DFA CoLAB Accelerator will culminate with a Demo Day presentation in late June, where the startups will pitch and showcase their ideas. About Dairy Farmers of America Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is a national, farmer-owned dairy cooperative focusing on quality, innovation and the future of family dairies. While supporting and serving more than 11,500 family farm-owners, DFA manufactures a variety of dairy products, including fluid milk, cheese, butter, ice cream, dairy ingredients and more that connect our Cooperative’s family farms to family tables with regional brands such as Alta Dena® Dairy, Meadow Gold® Dairy, Friendly®’s, Borden® Cheese, Plugrá® Premium Butter and Kemps® to name a few. On a global scale, we work with some of the world’s largest food companies to develop ingredients their customers are craving,

Dairy Farmers of America Investments

11 Investments

Dairy Farmers of America has made 11 investments. Their latest investment was in Livestock Water Recycling as part of their Incubator/Accelerator - II on May 5, 2020.

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Dairy Farmers of America Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/13/2020

Incubator/Accelerator - II

Livestock Water Recycling

Yes

1

5/13/2020

Incubator/Accelerator - III

SUPERFRAU

Yes

1

5/13/2020

Incubator/Accelerator

Capro-X

Yes

1

5/13/2020

Incubator/Accelerator

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10

5/13/2020

Incubator/Accelerator

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Date

5/13/2020

5/13/2020

5/13/2020

5/13/2020

5/13/2020

Round

Incubator/Accelerator - II

Incubator/Accelerator - III

Incubator/Accelerator

Incubator/Accelerator

Incubator/Accelerator

Company

Livestock Water Recycling

SUPERFRAU

Capro-X

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Amount

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Dairy Farmers of America Acquisitions

4 Acquisitions

Dairy Farmers of America acquired 4 companies. Their latest acquisition was Dean Foods - Fluid and Frozen Facilities on April 02, 2020.

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Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

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Sources

4/2/2020

$99M

Acquired Unit

2

6/27/2019

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10

12/17/2018

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$99M

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10

11/2/2017

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$99M

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10

Date

4/2/2020

6/27/2019

12/17/2018

11/2/2017

Investment Stage

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

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Sources

2

10

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Dairy Farmers of America Partners & Customers

9 Partners and customers

Dairy Farmers of America has 9 strategic partners and customers. Dairy Farmers of America recently partnered with Enbridge on September 9, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

9/28/2021

Partner

Canada

Enbridge and Vanguard Renewables Announce 2 BCF Renewable Natural Gas Partnership

`` Alongside the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance , our multi-year strategic partnership with Dairy Farmers of America and alliances with other dairy organizations demonstrate Vanguard Renewables ' commitment to working with the agricultural and food industries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions .

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8/5/2021

Partner

France

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1/30/2020

Partner

United States

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10

11/8/2019

Licensee

United States

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10

9/12/2019

Partner

United States

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10

Date

9/28/2021

8/5/2021

1/30/2020

11/8/2019

9/12/2019

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Licensee

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Canada

France

United States

United States

United States

News Snippet

Enbridge and Vanguard Renewables Announce 2 BCF Renewable Natural Gas Partnership

`` Alongside the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance , our multi-year strategic partnership with Dairy Farmers of America and alliances with other dairy organizations demonstrate Vanguard Renewables ' commitment to working with the agricultural and food industries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions .

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Dairy Farmers of America Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Dairy Farmers of America has 1 service provider relationship

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Acquired Unit

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Acquired Unit

Provider Type

Investment Bank

Service Type

Financial Advisor

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Dairy Farmers of America Team

3 Team Members

Dairy Farmers of America has 3 team members, including former Chief Operating Officer, Jason Hawkins.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jason Hawkins

Chief Operating Officer

Former

Doug Audette

Land O'Lakes, PepsiCo, and Hershey

Senior Vice President

Former

Ken Jeffries

Herschend Family Entertainment Corp., and Hallmark Cards

Controller

Former

Name

Jason Hawkins

Doug Audette

Ken Jeffries

Work History

Land O'Lakes, PepsiCo, and Hershey

Herschend Family Entertainment Corp., and Hallmark Cards

Title

Chief Operating Officer

Senior Vice President

Controller

Status

Former

Former

Former

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