Applications Accepted Through April 14 for Dairy Processor
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Release Date: March 24, 2017
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MADISON – Wisconsin dairy
processors are invited to apply for the Grow Wisconsin Dairy Processor Grants.
The grants are intended to foster innovation, improve profitability and sustain
the long-term viability of Wisconsin’s dairy processing facilities. The Wisconsin
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is accepting requests
for proposals through April 14, 2017.
“The demand for quality
Wisconsin dairy products continues to grow around the world,” said Dan Smith,
division administrator for DATCP’s Division of Agricultural Development. “To
meet the demand, dairy processors need to be innovative, efficient and
adaptable. They need to be able to meet a number of regulatory requirements.
These grants are designed to help them do so.”
The Grow Wisconsin Dairy
Processor Grant is customizable for each processor and can be used to hire
consultants to address a wide range of business needs including food safety,
staff training or modernization. Eligible applicants must operate a licensed
dairy processing plant engaged in pasteurizing, processing or manufacturing
milk or dairy products that is, or will be, located in Wisconsin.
The application deadline is
April 14. Recipients will be chosen through a competitive selection process.
Find application materials at https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Growing_WI/DairyDevelopment.aspx
For more information, contact grants
specialist Juli Speck at 608-224-5134 or juli.speck@Wisconsin.gov.
Wisconsin’s dairy industry
contributes $88.3 billion annually to the economy. DATCP’s Agriculture and Food
Center provides services to the dairy industry and others sectors including
business planning, financial planning and technical assistance. Learn more at https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Growing_WI/FoodAndAgCenterOverview.aspx