Explore Dairy Business Areas You’ve Wondered About

The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (DBIA), a partnership between the Center for Dairy Research (CDR) and Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA), has opened registration for the first four webinars in the “Let’s Get Started” webinar series. These webinars are geared towards dairy farmers and processors interested in improving their business through diversification, including the development of new value-added products.

The “Let’s Get Started” webinar series will help identify local resources, expertise and technical assistance to support dairy farmers and processors who have decided to move forward on diversifying their enterprise or developing a new product.

The webinars will be a combination of general information presentations, breakout sessions and interviews with farmers and processors who will share their experiences and lessons learned. The goal of the webinar series is to connect dairy businesses to local or state-level resources that can assist with each stage of their project.

Webinar #1 – An Introduction to DBIA and How It Can Help You Realize Your Ideas

Tuesday, October 20, 1:30-3PM

Webinar #2 – Getting Set up as a Business
Tuesday, October 27, 1:30-3PM

Webinar #3 – Marketing: Accessing Market Information and Developing a Plan
Tuesday, November 10, 1:30-3PM

Webinar #4 – Product Development – Concept to Prototype
Tuesday, November 17, 1:30-3PM

To register: Visit the DBIA website – https://turbo.cdr.wisc.edu/dairy-business-innovation-alliance/

All webinars will be recorded and placed on the DBIA website. Announcements regarding DBIA grants and trainings can be found at https://turbo.cdr.wisc.edu/dairy-business-innovation-alliance and www.WisCheeseMakers.org.

Future webinars in the series include (all webinars are 1:30-3PM CT):

  • Webinar #5 – Regulatory Concerns in a Food or Beverage Start-Up, December 1, 2020
  • Webinar #6 – Food Safety and Quality, December 8, 2020
  • Webinar #7 – Understanding and Accessing Economic Development Financing, January 5, 2021
  • Webinar #8 – Exporting Dairy Products, January 19, 2021