Serving farm and families for more than 50 years, Prairie Farms has become and industry leader throughout its dairy manufacturing processes. Prairie Farms has the strength of more than 700 dairy producers, 1800 dedicated employees and more than 40 locations. The company has subsidiaries and joint ventures located in Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Michigan, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Nebraska. Prairie Farms has four joint venture cooperative dairy cooperative arrangements. For each, Prairie Farms serves as the managing partner, with other partners responsible for raw milk supply. Joint Venture partners include Hiland Dairy Foods in Springfield, Mo., Roberts Dairy in Omaha Neb., Muller Pinehurst Dairy in Rockford, Ill. and Ideal American in Evansville, Ind. Prairie Farms subsidiaries include Ice Cream Specialties, a manufacturer and distributor of all types of frozen treats; PFD Supply, a primary one-stop distributor of products to fast food outlets. Prairie Farms, started in 1938, has headquarters in Carlinville, Ill.