Our Story. In Small Scoops.
It all started in Springfield, Missouri in 1938 when two men, Mr. Putman and Mr. Carter, opened Hiland Dairy. The enterprising young men used a gas-powered electric generator to milk a 50-cow herd. They went door-to-door selling their fresh dairy products to local residents.
Over the next three decades, the company experienced strong and steady growth. In 1979, Mr. Putman decided to sell the operation to Prairie Farms Dairy and Dairy Farmers of America. Since then, Hiland Dairy has been jointly owned by the two dairy farmer cooperatives.
Today, Hiland has the distinction of being the only locally operated dairy. This ensures strict quality control standards that are never diluted or compromised. Our farmer-owners are responsible stewards of the land committed to healthy families and a healthy environment. We never use artificial growth hormones (rBST).
Hiland Ice Cream is available in supermarkets and convenience stores in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska, Colorado and Texas. Whenever you purchase Hiland Dairy Ice Cream, you are choosing to support local family farms. And you are choosing quality and freshness that rise above the rest.
Hiland Dairy’s family of dairies includes other well-respected brands, expanding the distribution of fresh and local dairy products:
Roberts Dairy: Serving parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri
Coleman Dairy: Serving parts of Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas
Turner Dairy: Serving parts of Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi
Hiland will continually strive to provide high–quality products that our customers desire at a competitive price. This goal will be accomplished by the following:
Being better than we have to be. Setting high standards in performance and quality control and meeting or exceeding those marks. Never settling for less than the very best we can offer.
Doing what is right. Treating our greatest asset, our people, with dignity and respect. Attracting and retaining high–quality people by providing a competitive compensation package and continually training and upgrading their skills.
Providing a reasonable return to our owners by keeping pace with the market in all areas of our business.
From our families to yours, thank you for choosing Hiland Ice Cream.