The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (DBIA) will provide Midwestern dairy farmers and dairy-related businesses with financial and technical support. This initiative, a joint effort coordinated by the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) and the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA), was designed to support and promote the diversification and addition of value-added products to the Midwest dairy industry. Goals of this program include increasing on-farm diversification, creating value-added dairy products such as specialty cheeses, and focusing on export opportunities for farm-scale and processor dairy products. Funds totaling $220,000 will be disbursed and awarded with individual projects receiving up to $20,000.
Applications are due by August 14, 2020.