Seven businesses across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Vermont were granted between $79,000 and $250,000 for dairy processing research and development innovation.
In 2022, Oak Knoll Dairy got a brand overhaul thanks to a Dairy Marketing and Branding Services grant from the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC). The new branding not only updated the labels and website graphics, but also wove together the story of Ryan and Annie, who started Bridgman Hill Farm in partnership with Jasper Hill Farm, before taking over the 30-year-old Oak Knoll brand when its founders retired.
Across the Northeast, dozens of dairy farmers are improving their production strategies and businesses through Dairy Farm Cohorts,
an innovative approach to technical assistance funded by the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC). To date, there have been five rounds of cohort-based technical assistance contracts. Here’s a look at some of the cohorts:
The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center is pleased to announce 10 recipients of the second round of the Dairy Marketing and Branding Services Grant. Recipients spanned the Northeast region. These funds allowed processors to access professional marketing and branding services to elevate their businesses through marketing tactics, brand improvements, and overall strategy.
The increased demand for butter exposed both a soft spot and an opportunity for Ploughgate Creamery of Fayston, Vermont. This small Vermont business was able to meet this demand for their existing product line with the help of a Dairy Marketing and Branding Services Grant from the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center (NE-DBIC).