Training Center for On-Farm Milk Processing

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2004: $10,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2004
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $7,500.00
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:
Peter Dixon
Westminster Dairy, LLC


  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Education and Training: technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: value added
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities

    Proposal summary:

    On-farm milk processing is a growing industry where the market demands consistent, high-quality dairy products. Current dairy processing courses do not place farmers in the correct environment to be effective. This project will start an on-farm training center so farmers can learn to make dairy foods in a realistic setting. Outreach will be through the classes offered, publications, and presentations.

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