Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island (DFPEI) is the marketing organization for all PEI dairy producers. It is established under the Natural Products Marketing Act to regulate and administer the Dairy Industry in Prince Edward Island. Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island receives its authority through an Order in Council from the provincial government.
The Board is comprised of nine milk producers elected to represent the two districts defined under the Dairy Farmers of Prince Edward Island Regulations. Three milk producers are elected to represent each of the Western and Eastern districts, and three milk producers are elected to the Board at large. New directors are elected in January or February and assume their positions in April following the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Producers are elected to the Board for a period of three years.
The Board elects its executive from within the Board membership. These appointments are held for a period of one year.
In addition to the Board members, there are two milk producers elected from each district to represent their members on the District Milk Committee.
Our staff are dedicated to helping our farms and community enjoy amazing dairy products from Prince Edward Island.
Dairy Farmers of PEI participates in a supply managed dairy system which was developed in the early 1970’s. Supply management focuses on achieving the most accurate balance between supply and demand.
“Prince Edward Island milk is a very important ingredient in all our dairy products”