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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, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Learn about the new DBIA Research Program: Dairy By-Products RFP

The DBIA is calling for projects that propose new approaches to converting dairy by-products into value added alternatives that have the potential to be commercially viable.

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Dairy Business Builder grant program next cycle in Fall 2023!

The Dairy Business Builder Grant program will open for its next cycle in Fall 2023! Please click on the link below to learn more about the eligibility requirements and the application process!

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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.