HARRISBURG, Pa. — With many dairy farms facing below break-even margins, the Center for Dairy Excellence is waiving the $100 application fee for the Dairy Decisions Consultant (DDC) Program for applications received by Jan. 31.
The DDC program offers up to $2,000 in funding to provide dairy farm families with professional consulting resources.
The program focuses on helping farms achieve business and financial performance goals by lending an outside perspective help producers identify bottlenecks, troubleshoot barriers and develop a plan for the future.
The Center has 13 consultants available to work with dairy farms. Other consultants can be requested specifically by a farm, but must be approved by the Center to qualify.
Through the program, the consultant will do an initial visit with the farm to review the operation and business, then do a follow-up visit to present a report with recommendations.
Grants and resources are also available from the center to dairy farmers seeking to establish a profit team, planning a transformation project or transitioning the farm to the next generation.
To apply visit the “Business Tools” tab at centerfordairyexcellence.org. The information on Dairy Decisions Consultants can be found under “Dairy Farm Profitability Resources” on the left sidebar.
Contact Melissa Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-346-0849 for more information.