Source: Professional Dairy Producers Foundation
Professional Dairy Producers Foundation (PDPF) is seeking applications from educational programs for competitive grant dollars. PDPF is looking to support unique programs that help build dairy producer professionalism and public trust in how dairy products are produced. Programs should be consistent with the PDPF vision of a professional, proactive and prepared dairy community. Grant applications are due December 1, 2014.
“We support educational programs that grow our industry’s people and youth and build trust with our consumers,”says Logan Bower, dairy producer from Blain, PA and Chair of the Foundation Board. ”Education throughout theproduction chain is the key to keeping our rural dairy communities strong.”
Organizations may apply for grants for up to $5,000. The maximum amount given to any one organization will be $5,000. For grant criteria and an application package, visit www.dairyfoundation.org.
Examples of projects that have previously been funded include:
· PDPW Cornerstone Dairy Academy™- growing the dairy community
· The Dairyland Initiative-proactive on animal wellbeing
· Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Foundation-HACCP for proper drug use for safe milk and meat
· North Carolina Dairy 20-40 -growing producer professionalism
· Fond Du Lac County Ag Birthing Center- cultivating public trust
· Yahara Pride Farms-educating farmers of the Yahara watershed on best management practices
· Youth Leadership Derby®, Dairy Mentorship Program and the Agriculture Community Engagement™ (ACE) On-the-FarmTwilight Meetings, all projects of the Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW).
The Professional Dairy Producers Foundation was established by Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin in2002 as a way to raise funds and awards grants for educational programs. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) entity.For information on programs funded and ways to donate, visit www.dairyfoundation.org.