The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is accepting applications for financial assistance from the Dairy 30×20 program through March 15th. Dairy farmers with a plan, a purpose and twenty percent in matching funds could possibly be awarded up to $5,000 to make those plans a reality. All Wisconsin dairy farmers are eligible to apply.
Assistance is available in two areas:
- Planning and Preparation for farmers who are considering change in business structure, investment in facilities or modernization and expansion.
- Dairy Profit for farmers making changes in how they operate whether it is forming a nutrition plan, managing herd health, planning for managed grazing, transitioning to organic, implementing new technology, or meeting environmental challenges.
Guidelines and application materials for the current round of financial assistance are available at GrowWisconsinDairy.wi.gov. or by calling toll-free: 855-WI DAIRY (855-943-2479)
The goal of Dairy 30×20 is to grow the state’s milk production to 30 billion pounds by the year 2020.