idea of forming the Association developed after a trip to Lenk, Switzerland in
2006. The tour group of 14 people included farmers, landowners and tourist leaders
While in Lenk, they learned first hand how farmers and the tourist industry support each other through a very close working partnership which assisted both sidew while adding value to their roles.
The newly-formed dairy cooperative set up in the Simmental Valley was at that time still in its fledgling stage, and the farmers had agreed to take a reduction in financial return until the cooperative was stable and progressing.
The Dartmoor Farmers Association (DFA) has built on these ideals, seeking to invest in the future of farming on the Moor.