It’s our obligation to take care of our animals, respect our people and improve the health of the planet for the future.
“Our passion and commitment to Animals, People and Planet have fueled the growth in our operations as we have helped to expand the overall market for high-quality organic dairy products.”
Maintaining exacting standards for animal welfare.
Investing in our people and surrounding communities.
Practicing innovative water, energy and waste management.
Deliver organic dairy integrity, from cow to carton, to everyone, everywhere.
Teamwork. Excellence. Entrepreneurial. Compassionate. Transparent. Organic. Stewardship.
Aurora Dairy Corp. Founded in Jerome, ID in 1976
Phase 1 of Platteville Dairy Farm Built
HQ Moves to Boulder, CO
Aurora’s Idaho Farm Began Producing Organic Milk for Start-Up Organic Dairy Brands
Commitment to 100% Organic, Store-Brand Focus; Platteville Farm Converted to 100% Organic
Platteville On-Farm Milk Plant Built, Shipped First Organic Milk to Store-Brand Retail Customer
High Plains Dairy Farm Developed as New Greenfield Model for Organic Dairy Farms
Pepper Dairy Farm Leased to Meet Growing Customer Demand for Organic Milk
Coldwater Dairy Farm in Texas Built to Model High Plains Dairy Farm Design
First Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Conducted to Determine Environmental Impacts
Began Tracking Environmental Footprint and Developing Corporate Citizenship Program
Organic-Born Calf-Rearing Operations Built and Established at Little Calf Ranch in CO
Began Purchasing Additional Cropland to Grow More of Our Own Organic Feed Crops
Dairy Built at Little Calf Ranch in CO
CSR Goals and Baseline Established
High Meadow Dairy Farm Built in Gill, CO
Pepper Dairy Farm Becomes Heifer Raising Farm
First Corporate Citizenship Report Published
Plant Expansion and On-Site Cold Storage Facility Completed
Recognized for Best First Time Report (Published in 2013) in the 2015 Corporate Responsibility Reporting Awards
Expanded Heifer-Raising Operations at the Pepper Dairy in Dublin, TX
Built High Ridge Dairy in Gill, CO
Began Construction on Second Processing Plant in Columbia, MO
Second Processing Plant Opens in Columbia, MO
Our original dairy farm and milk plant.
Our Platteville Dairy Farm was converted in the 1970s from a feed lot to a dairy. In the early 1990s we dedicated a pen to organic milk production for the emerging organic brands, and in 2003 our Platteville farm was transitioned to be 100% organic. Our on-farm milk plant was built in 2004.
Supporting our farms and plants.
Our headquarters has been in Boulder since 1984. Today, our offices are in the heart of downtown, overlooking the beautiful Flatirons mountain range.
Room to roam.
We built our Coldwater East and West Dairy Farms in 2007. They feature free stall barns and open, loose housing to allow our cows to roam throughout the year and have access to fresh air and sunshine.
An innovative organic model.
Our first High Plains Dairy was built as a greenfield model for a large-scale organic, pasture-based dairy in 2006.
100% grass-fed organic dairy farm.
Our Pepper dairy was established in 2007 to meet the continued growth in consumer demand for grass-fed organic milk.
Our newest plant.
In early 2019, we began processing milk at our second milk plant in Columbia, Missouri. With the addition of this plant, we have been able to expand our product offerings to customers and ship milk from two geographic locations.