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:
a GRAND Key Contact, a person within your company with whom IDFA can communicate about the latest news and action to take on dairy policy issues.
Respond to IDFA Action Alerts by writing letters, sending emails or making phone calls to your elected officials.
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, Manager of Legislative Affairs and Political Programs, at (202) 220-3518 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the GRAND program.