Festival-goers enjoy local products at the Little Falls Cheese Festival

Collaborative Promotion of Cheese Festival & Trail Boost Cheesemakers in Central New York

In 2021, Jones Family Farm was awarded a $15,000 NE-DBIC Multi-Business Dairy Agritourism Grant to bolster these volunteer-run initiatives with a professional marketing campaign.

Using their grant funds, Jones Family Farm hired an advertising firm to develop a robust digital marketing campaign to promote the festival and trail.

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Goats Acorn and Frida, courtesy of Tup's Crossing Farm, LLC - Orwell, VT

Announcing Goat & Sheep Dairy Supply Chain Grant Awards

The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) is pleased to announce the award of Goat & Sheep Dairy Supply Chain Grants to six goat and sheep dairy businesses in Vermont and New Jersey. This grant program is intended to support projects that improve the goat and sheep dairy supply chains and benefit multiple goat and sheep dairy businesses in the Northeast region.

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Free Mediation Services Available to Northeast Dairy Farming Community

Mediation is an informal process where parties meet with a neutral person (mediator) who helps them negotiate their differences. Mediators don’t decide who is legally right or wrong nor will they tell you what to do. Mediation leaves the decision-making power totally and strictly with the parties. Mediators with expertise in agricultural issues are available for free in states throughout the Northeast. 

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USDA Invests $20.2 Million in Grants for Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced an investment of $20.2 million in the Dairy Business Innovation (DBI) Initiatives. DBI awarded $18.4 million to three current Initiatives at University of Tennessee, University of Wisconsin, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, and $1.8 million to the California State University Fresno.

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Contractor Selected to Assess Interest in Producing Milk for Specialty Cheese Processors

The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) selected Karen Karp & Partners (KK&P) of Southold, New York to study the level of interest from dairy farmers located in central and southern Vermont and northern Massachusetts in producing milk specifically for specialty cheese production.

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Sunflower Creamery Kicks Off Goat Dairy Agritourism Campaign

The NE-DBIC’s Multi-Business Dairy Agritourism Grant program elevates dairy businesses through agritourism across the Northeast region of the US. Projects funded through this program benefit multiple dairy businesses by promoting the access and sale of regionally produced milk and related products. An additional round of this funding will open in early 2022.

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