This document is a compilation of questions and answers the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center has received about this grant opportunity. This document will be updated regularly. Please be sure to read the full request for applications for the complete details of this funding opportunity.
A mid-project update on sensory research being conducted by a UVM Extension team to understand consumer aroma and flavor preferences and associated farm management practices for producing artisan cheeses.
The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) hosted at the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM), seeks a contractor to oversee travel logistics, communications, and funds management for a three-day event in the Southwest Missouri. A cohort of up to 30 Northeast farmers and additional technical service providers will travel to Missouri for a three-day dairy grazing learning journey. Contractor is not necessary for onsite event management but will be expected to be available to NE-DBIC to troubleshoot issues during the event, as needed.
The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) announces the availability of funds through the Dairy Food Safety & Certification Grant program, which will provide grants for dairy farmers, processors, and/or producer associations to take actionable steps to improve the safety of dairy products. Projects funded through this program will support increased production safety standards with the goal of accessing new markets. Projects that increase marketability of dairy products will be prioritized. Activities covered by this grant include accessing technical assistance, audits, food safety plan development, training, testing fees, and certain infrastructure upgrades.