New round of dairy grants announced

A new round of Dairy Business Builder grants is coming to assist small to medium-sized dairy farmers and processors. 

The reimbursement grants of up to $100,000 each aim to support recipients in diversifying on-farm activity, creating value-added products, enhancing dairy byproducts, and creating or enhancing dairy export programs.

Farmers, manufacturers, and processors in 11 states including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Kansas, and Wisconsin. The funding is administered by the Dairy Business Innovation Alliance, which is a partnership between the Center for Dairy Research and the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association.

Application materials for the Dairy Business Builder grants will be made available September 19, 2022 online at Prospective applicants will benefit from an informational webinar hosted by DBIA staff, to be held in September. Applications will be due by 5:00 p.m. (CT) on November 10, 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by December 15, 2022.

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