These Wisconsin agricultural organizations offer resources for our state's dairy producers and processors. Find a brief description of each organization below and a link to their websites for more information.
One of those resources was the Dairy Business Innovation Center. Since 2004, DBIC has provided a valuable service to Wisconsin by offering technical and marketing assistance to new and emerging specialty, farmstead and artisan dairy processing businesses. Because the federal funding for these DBIC programs and services is no longer available, DBIC has ceased operation. However, many of the resource partners and consultants that worked with DBIC are still in business and the staff of DATCP’s Grow Wisconsin Dairy Team can refer dairy entrepreneurs to the right place for technical and business planning assistance. Call DATCP’s Grow Wisconsin Dairy Team toll free at 855-WIDAIRY (855-943-2479) or email GrowWisconsinDairy@wi.gov.
Dairy Business Association
DBA is an industry organization comprised of dairy producers, corporate and allied industry supporters. DBA promotes the growth and success of all dairy farms in Wisconsin by fostering a positive business and political environment.
Cooperative Network is committed to building Wisconsin’s and Minnesota’s cooperative businesses. Cooperative Network provides government relations, education, marketing, and technical services for a wide variety of cooperatives including farm supply, health, dairy marketing, consumer, financial, livestock marketing, telecommunications, electric, housing, insurance, worker-owned cooperatives, and more.
Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin
PDPW offers education and information valuable to dairy operations. PDPW connects you with helpful resources including other dairy producers, industry leaders and experts, world-class scientists and researchers, and preferred suppliers.
Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation
The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest general farm organization representing farms of all sizes, commodities and management styles. The mission of Farm Bureau is to lead the farm and rural community through legislative representation, education, public relations and leadership development.
Wisconsin Farmers Union
Wisconsin Farmers Union is committed to enhancing the quality of life for family farmers, rural communities and all people through educational opportunities, cooperative endeavors and civic engagement.
Wisconsin National Farmers Organization
National Farmers offers commodity marketing and ag risk management programs and services. National Farmers works to put profit in American farm enterprises.
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association
Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association gives voice to Wisconsin dairy processors on national and state issues that impact our businesses. WCMA is advocate for fair and reasonable regulation and legislation, offers communication about the industry, and provides educational workshops, seminars and special services to member businesses.
Wisconsin Dairy Products Association
Wisconsin Dairy Products Association represents all segments of the dairy industry and offers educational opportunities for its members to improve their business operations. WDPA's primary goal is to represent its members in the formation and adoption of rules and regulations pertaining to the dairy products industry.
GrassWorks provides leadership, education and resources for grass-based farmers and regional organizations that support graziers. Grassworks increases awareness of the benefits of managed grazing among farmers, policy makers and the general public.
The University of Wisconsin-Extension works in partnership with 26 UW System campuses, 72 Wisconsin counties, three tribal governments, and other public and private organizations to fulfill its public service mission. Through statewide outreach networks, UW-Extension connects university research to the specific needs and interests of residents and communities.
Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research
CDR’s vision is to enhance the competitive position of the dairy industry. CDR will be the leader in innovative strategic dairy foods research, technology and applications development, training, and education.
Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability
The University of Wisconsin Center for Dairy Profitability develops and delivers effective interdisciplinary education and applied research to dairy farms and dairy industry service providers resulting in sustainable profitable decisions, and a healthy and progressive dairy industry.
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) is a nonprofit organization funded by Wisconsin dairy farmers. WMMB promotes the sale and consumption of the more than 600 varieties, types and styles of Wisconsin Cheese and other dairy products from America's Dairyland.