Our Culture

Since 1914, Kemps has been delighting families throughout the upper Midwest with wholesome and delicious dairy products. We started as a small creamery in Southeastern Minnesota, but we’ve grown quite a bit through the years. Today, we’re owned by Dairy Farmers of America Inc. (DFA).  At Kemps, we produce fresh milk, frozen yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, and frozen novelty treats, to bring the goodness of Kemps to families and communities.

Our ice cream has a very sweet story to tell.

It starts on a farm in the late 1800s, and the rich, creamy goodness that flows through our story is just as enchanting to families today, as it was when it was first served.


Our Mission
We passionately transform nature’s pure milk into great products every day.
We Lead by Example

Our values come from those of our traditional farm families—Integrity, Passion, Performance, Quality, Innovative, Accountable. That means we aim to work hard every day to build trust, produce results and lead the way in way everything we do. And that goes from the first sip of milk in the morning to the last scoop of ice cream in the evening.

We Nourish Families
  • By providing wholesome dairy products that nourish families and promote happiness
  • Through the support we provide each other as a family of employees
  • Through the engagement of our employees in the communities we serve
  • Through the return we provide our farmer owners and their families
Meet Our Farm Families

These are the people who get up before the rooster, care for their cows all day, and keep caring long after everyone else’s head has hit the pillow. So the next time you reach for a cold glass of milk, creamy scoop of vanilla ice cream or a rich, delicious cup of yogurt, remember to pause for a moment and raise a spoon to the dairy farmers who make it all possible.


Crafted to Care

We’re a dairy out to make a difference. We want to share the goodness that starts with our farm families, with as many people as we can. So we can make sure we’re doing everything possible to nourish our neighbors, and serve up a few scoops of happiness for our community along the way.


A Cooperative of Farmers

Kemps is a 100% farmer-owned brand of Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a leading global dairy cooperative of family dairy farmers across the United States caring for their cows, their land and their communities.

Interested in a Sweet Career?

We’re always on the lookout for great people who are excited to make a difference and help us transform nature’s pure milk into great products. Find out if one of the tasty positions open right now at Kemps, or our parent company, Dairy Farmers of America, is right for you.

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