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Technical Assistance and Grants for Midwest Dairy Farms and Businesses

The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (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 as well as grants to dairy farms and businesses in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

DBIA Launches Webinar Series

The “Let’s Keep Your Business Going” webinars will cover important business topics like risk management, business development strategies, setting up manufacturing processes and much more.

DBIA Webinars

DBIA Announces 2021 Grant Recipients

DBIA announced 25 companies and cooperatives which, via a competitive review process, have been selected to receive grants totaling more than $1 million.

View the list of 2021 DBIA grant recipients.


Emily Slatter

DBIA Program Coordinator


Vic Grassman

Technology Commercialization Manager


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Funding for the DBIA was made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service through grant AM190100XXXXG079 and grant AM200100XXXXG001. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the USDA.