Get Funding to Market Your Dairy Business with a Center for Dairy Excellence Grant
Apply today for a Center for Dairy Excellence (CDE) Marketing, Branding, and Labeling Consultant Grant. If you own a dairy farm, you could receive up to $5,000 to get help with marketing to build the future of your operation.
Apply now if you have…
A dairy farm
At least 50% of your gross income coming from your farm
The desire to build your brand and sell direct-to-consumer
A dairy product that’s ready for sale
What You Get with a CDE Consultant Grant
You’re an expert on dairy production, but you need help getting your product to your ideal customer. CDE Consultant Grants provide the opportunity for you to work closely with a marketing expert to move your dairy business forward.
The grant provides up to $5,000 in funds which must be used by June 30, 2024. The grant can help you fund:
- Marketing Planning: $3,750 of the $5,000 is available for marketing planning. Work with a consultant to develop a marketing plan that will give you a roadmap for how to grow your brand and business.
- Implementation: $1,250 is available to implement recommendations from the plan. Use these funds to pay for logos, labels, graphics, event materials, videos, websites, and more.
You can contribute as much additional funding of your own to complete the elements you’re most interested in.
What You'll Get When You Work With Taste Profit
We’ll help you figure out what you want to accomplish and make a plan for how to market your dairy products to get there.
We can help develop the creative aspects of your marketing such as product label design, visual branding, email copy, and more.
We can assist with the technical aspects of marketing such as setting up a website, getting started on an email platform, etc.
How to Get Started with A CDE Grant
- Figure out your goals for your dairy farm. Do you want to shift to selling direct to consumer? Do you want to grow an existing business or start a new one?
- Fill out the online application for a CDE Consultant Grant and pay the $100 application fee. Put Noah Munro as your consultant of choice in order to work with Taste Profit.
- Once you get approved by the Center of Dairy Excellence, give us a call so we can start work on your marketing project!
**While there is a high probability that your grant application will be approved, we cannot make any guarantees.