The Southwest Dairy Farmers is an alliance of dairy farmers from Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. These producers have pooled their resources to provide consumer education in
nutrition, to promote dairy product use, and provide dairy product information.

In 1982, several key figures in the dairy industry got together with the idea of creating a dairy museum for the preservation of artifacts and historical documents. The objective of the Museum was to preserve the history of the Southwestern dairy industry for the enjoyment and education of generations to come.