Technical Assistance & Resources

goatsThe Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) will support three projects which will enhance the available technical assistance for dairy farmers and processors in the region. Additional resources and research related to the NE-DBIC can also be found on this page. 

Technical Assistance

UVM Extension Dairy Herd Management Technical Assistance

On-farm technical assistance provision through University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Specialists is a critical element for successful farm operation, adoption of new strategies, and problem solving. This capacity has not recently existed in Vermont and is one of the most frequently sought-after services from farm operators. UVM Extension has added dairy technical assistance specialists to provide dairy farm owners and managers in areas of milk quality, pasture management, nutrition, animal husbandry, animal housing/facilities, and personnel management. This program provides services across Vermont and will engage with other regional Extension opportunities to share knowledge with farmers outside of Vermont.

Regional Technical Assistance Provision

Receipt of timely, professional, and topic-specific technical assistance is a hallmark of a successful business. A collaborative effort between New England and New York technical assistance providers, will provide regional farmers direct assistance coordinated through dairy cooperatives. By utilizing a network of organizations, the NE-DBIC will direct technical assistance to reduce duplication in effort, strengthen regional bonds, and ensure that dairy farmers can focus on long-term economic viability through on-farm innovation.


The USDA funded two additional Dairy Business Innovation initiatives. You can find resources and information about these initiatives on their websites.


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Northeast DBIC Staff

Laura Ginsburg, Center Lead
(802) 522-2252 

Kathryn Donovan, Center Coordinator
(802) 585-4571

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901


Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.5050
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.461.5128
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
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    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
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  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431