Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) are seeking applications for the next round of Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30×20 producer grants. The Grow Wisconsin Dairy Producer Grant is a flexible grant available to producers to facilitate operational changes, improve profitability, and increase efficiency.
“Wisconsin’s safe, high-quality dairy products are respected locally and around the world,” said Governor Walker. “In order to promote the continued success of Wisconsin’s dairy industry, we started the Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30×20 initiative. As a part of that initiative, this grant will help Wisconsin’s dairy farms improve efficiencies and enhance profitability.”
The Grow Wisconsin Dairy Producer Grant strives to improve the long-term viability of Wisconsin’s dairy industry. Recipients of this grant can be awarded as much as $5,000 and would be required to pay a cost share of 20 percent of the total grant amount.
This grant is designed to provide access to services and resources for proposed dairy farm projects that enhance or develop the current business and/or solve an existing problem or concern on the farm. Customized to meet the needs of individual farms, this grant can be applied to hire consultants with a range of expertise to address specific business needs.
Applications are due to DATCP by December 18, 2015. Application materials and more information are available at http://datcp.wi.gov/Farms/Dairy_Farming/index.aspx.
These grants are just one service of the Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30×20 Team. DATCP can help farmers connect with dairy resources year round. For more information, call toll-free at 855-WI Dairy (855.943.2479) or email GrowWisconsinDairy@wi.gov.