DBIA is a partnership between the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) and the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) that develops and administers programs providing technical assistance and grants to dairy farms and businesses.
The overall DBIA goal is to find ways to improve the profitability of dairy farmers and processors. This goal is in alignment with the stated objectives of the initiative:
1. Increase on-farm diversification opportunities
2. Create value-added dairy products such as specialty cheeses
3. Focus on export opportunities for farm-scale and processor dairy products
DBIA includes webinars, grant programs, market research, and other business support and economic development resources.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is offering grants to support the development of new and existing cooperatives in Wisconsin, with a goal of fostering the success of current and future cooperatives by supporting planning and exploratory research in advance of making a large investment.
Food & Beverage,Sustainability,Technology
WI Environmental Improvement Fund
Wisconsin Department of Administration
Wisconsin implements a state revolving loan fund that provides financial assistance to municipalities in the form of subsidized loans for drinking water, wastewater, and storm water infrastructure projects.
WI Wildlife Damage Abatement and Claims Program
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
This program assists farmers when wildlife damages their agricultural crops.
Office of Rural Prosperity
Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
WEDC @ The Hub
2352 S. Park St., Suite 303
Madison, WI 53713