Grass Roots Action Network for Dairy (GRAND)

IDFA's grassroots program, the Grassroots Action Network for Dairy (GRAND), is an effective way for IDFA member companies to learn about priority dairy issues, advocate on those issues to Congress and cultivate strong relationships with legislators.

The core elements of GRAND include educating dairy company employees on the issues affecting the industry and ultimately their jobs, communicating on the issues to elected officials in Congress and building relationships with lawmakers.

Involvement in GRAND is more important than ever as IDFA works to strengthen our industry's grassroots network to ensure that sound dairy policies are enacted.

Steps to get involved:

Sign up for GRAND Action Alerts. Our advocacy team mobilizes our Dairy Advocates around a specific call to action. Our Action Alerts are about timely issues, where prompt response is needed to affect an upcoming policy debate that could have a significant impact on the dairy industry.

Respond to GRAND Action Alerts by writing letters, sending emails or making phone calls to your elected officials. Reaching out to your public officials is simple and quick with the GRAND Action Alert system. Customize each message with your name and contact information and hit send. It is that easy. The message goes directly to your designated policymaker and you instantly join the process of democracy and create change!

Invite Elected Officials to Tour Your Plant or visit your legislators in Washington so that they get a better understanding of how your business operates and what it needs to be successful.  Please review our Congressional Plant Tour Guide for more information.

Please contact Colin Newman, Director, Industry Relations and Political Affairs, at (202) 220-3518 or for more information on the GRAND program.

Staff Contact

Colin Newman

Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Chief of Staff