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Assessment of Dairy Farm Interest

Contract Overview

The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) seeks a contractor to understand the level of interest from dairy farmers, located generally in central to southern Vermont and northern Massachusetts, in producing milk specifically for specialty cheese production. This work will include quantifying potential annual fluid milk production that could be diverted into the specialty processing supply chain and farmer willingness to change farm production strategies.

The goal of this work is to generate a list of current dairy farmers, who may be interested or are ready to sell their milk to a specialty cheese processor. Eligible dairy farmers for consideration shall milk no more than 200 cows. The contractor may propose a number of identification and recruitment strategies, including but not limited to: farmer survey, direct connection, and snowball sampling method.

Funds Available 

Contract amount will not exceed $15,000.

How to Submit a Proposal

View the request for proposal (RFP) for more information about the project and details on how to submit a proposal: Assessment of Dairy Farms Interested in Producing Specialty Cheese Quality Milk

Deadline to submit a proposal: July 2, 2021