NE-DBIC has been awarded $7,053,333 by the USDA to continue our support of and investment in regional dairy resiliency.
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.
The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC) announces grant awards totaling $112,857 through the Multi-Business Agritourism Grant program. Six dairy farmers, processors, and organizations in Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont will launch innovative agritourism projects through the NE-DBIC’s first competitive grant round.
The NE-DBIC funds the development of direct technical assistance, contracts, and grants that benefit dairy businesses, including niche dairy products such as specialty cheese. Projects will take place throughout Vermont, New England, and the Northeast region to support cow, goat, and sheep dairy businesses in the development, production, marketing, and distribution of dairy products.