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Dairy Farm Production Education Contract

Contract Overview

The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) seeks multiple contractors to develop, organize, and implement educational opportunities for Northeast dairy farmers. Contractors will develop events, webinars, educational series, and/or conferences to increase farmer-focused production and business viability education. 

Bids will focus on the development of high quality, farm production education events and opportunities that address current and future challenges of dairy farmers and are focused on improving farm production and business viability. Contractors will manage all parts of the development, organization, and implementation of these educational activities and may sub-contract funds as needed to host successful events. Contractors will manage all aspects of the event(s) including event planning, outreach and promotion, and even management. Educational opportunities should complement and/or build upon other successful existing educational opportunities. Employing untraditional methods for providing education in ways that overcome typical barriers and optimize participation of farmers is strongly encouraged.

While events may be open to farmers in any state, they should be focused on the needs of active dairy farmers located in the Northeast (Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and/or Vermont).

**This opportunity is currently closed.**

Funds Available

Multiple contracts will be issued for up to $35,000.

Total funds available $200,000.

How to Submit a Proposal

  1. Review the full Dairy Farm Production Education Request for Proposals (RFP).
  2. Include the following elements in your bid: contractor background and experience, resumes or CV's of project team leader and each team member, project approach, budget, Certificate of Insurance, Form W-9, a Unique Entity Identifier obtained through, as outlined in the RFP.
  3. Submit all bid elements as a single PDF document to Kathryn.Donovan@vermont.govRFP Response Deadline: September 16, 2022 at 4:30 PM ET

Northeast DBIC Staff

Laura Ginsburg, Center Lead
(802) 522-2252 

Kathryn Donovan, Regional Programs Manager
(802) 585-4571

Ben Eldredge, Grants Coordinator
(802) 522-9478

Ali Boochever, Grants Coordinator
(802) 261-5740

Katie Spring, Outreach & Content Specialist
(802) 522-3186

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Funding for the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center is made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through grants AM190100XXXXG081, AM200100XXXXG003, 21DBIVT1004-00, and AM21DBIVT1011-00. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.