We Nourish Life

Here at Upstate Niagara, we nourish life. This Purpose means we seek to influence and improve all the lives we touch — whether through food, paycheck, community, or support. As employees of a farmer-owned cooperative, we come to work every day trying to honor the tireless effort and care these farming families put in every day, all day, 365 days a year. Our farmer-owners tend to think in generations, with some of our farms being run by the same families for over a century. We carry this approach into our business, knowing that each and every one of us makes a difference in allowing these generational traditions to continue, taking pride in knowing that we nourish our friends, neighbors, nation, and even the world with healthy and delicious dairy products.

To Dairy

Upstate Niagara Cooperative is made up of around 270 family-owned farms. Our mission is to partner with our customers to make and market the highest quality dairy-based products, while creating a rewarding work environment for our employees.

Our family of brands combine to offer a wide variety of high-quality dairy products that are recognized and embraced both locally and nationally. Our Upstate Farms and Valley Farms brands provide fresh milk, cream, and ice cream mix to customers in New York and Pennsylvania. No party is complete without our award-winning Bison Dip. Intense Milk is perfect for consumers looking for a healthier way to indulge. Across the country, our top-quality yogurts, Italian cheeses and other products make Upstate Farms a respected brand in the foodservice industry.


We expect our employees—who are at the heart of Upstate Niagara—to share our passion for quality. In return, we’re pleased to offer:

  • Long-term partnerships
  • Opportunities to grow and excel
  • Competitive compensation
  • Personalized, ongoing training and development
  • Exceptional benefits including medical, dental, 401(k) and more
  • Programs that exceed industry standards for food processing and packaging


Our investment in employees is supported by a comprehensive benefits plan, including:

best in class
health coverage

Life Insurance

Employer-Paid Dental
Plan Coverage

401(k) Retirement
Savings Plan

paid time off,
vacation & holidays


spending account

reimbursement Account


At Upstate Niagara, the success of our cooperative starts with the passion and dedication of our employees who work hard every single day to produce the highest quality products. That’s why we are committed to providing employees with a rewarding environment.


Batavia, NY - Membership Division


Lancaster, NY


Rochester, NY


West Seneca, NY


Syracuse, NY


Batavia, NY


Williamsport, PA


North Lawrence, NY

Employment Opportunities

Upstate Niagara is regularly on the lookout to fill a wide range of roles, from production floor workers to delivery drivers to corporate positions.

Are you ready to become a valued member of a winning team, where work is a challenge and extraordinary accomplishments are personal goals? Then we would love to hear from you.

Please watch the above videos to meet just a few of the faces of Upstate Niagara, and click below to browse the current opportunities to become part of our team, and to start the online application process!

current openings

Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic (Minority / Female / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity / Disability / Veteran).

EEOC Policy

EEOC Notice

Pay Transparency Notice

Employee Polygraph Protection Act

Family & Medical Leave Act

Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination

Employee Rights, Protections, and Obligations Under Labor Law Section 740

NY Correction Law Article 23-A

NY Human Rights Law

Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. participates in E-Verify.