Dairy farmers, entrepreneurs, and processors, unite! The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (DBIA) is hosting a webinar on January 27, and those in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, can learn how to prepare competitive applications for the Dairy Business Build Grant program administered by the DBIA.
“These grant funds are a welcome boost for dairy businesses pursuing innovative projects that will help take their enterprises to the next level. If you’re considering applying and need actionable tips to prepare a robust proposal, this webinar is for you,” stated John Umhoefer, Wisconsin Cheese Maker Association Executive Director.
According to the release, the Dairy Business Builder grant competition opens on February 1, the starting date for applicants to begin filling out their applications. Completed applications will be due March 31.
Eligible projects will include dairy farm diversification and on-farm processing, the creation of value-added dairy products, and efforts to market dairy products for export. Reimbursement grants of up to $50,000 each will be awarded through a competitive review process.
“The purpose of this webinar is to help dairy businesses in the preparation of their grant applications to the Dairy Business Builder program. These tips can help you in more clearly defining your plans and ideas,” commented John Lucey, Center for Dairy Research Director.
DBIA is supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Since its inception as part of the 2018 Farm Bill, the DBIA has administered nearly $1.5 million in 38 grants to dairy farms and businesses in all five participating Midwestern states. The program also offers technical assistance and education to dairy farmers and processors in the region.
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