Midwest Dairy farmers, dairy groups, and agricultural organizations can apply for up to $5,000 in Undeniably Dairy Grant funding for events and programs that showcase dairy is good for people, the planet, and our communities.
Get creative! But if you need some ideas, below are a few general ways to use Undeniably Dairy Grant funds. Additional ideas can be found in the Community Engagement Guide and Interact with Gen Z Guide.
- Bring dairy to unexpected places: Consider partnering with a local brewery on a brew and moo event, host an interactive exhibit at an urban health fair or food festival, or work with community education organizations or a local retailer on a wine and cheese experience. Bring dairy into schools, bookstores, libraries, YMCA, children’s museums, or another community education/youth-focused program.
- Host on-farm events: You could host a farm-to-table event inviting local influencers, an ice cream social for school educators, or a breakfast on the farm for your surrounding community.
- Engage with Gen Z (ages 13-25): Host a dairy day at your local middle school and high school to showcase the importance of dairy in their lives. Sponsor a registered dietitian to provide nutrition counseling to your local high school sports teams. Partner with a high school science teacher to host a farm tour for their science classes. More ideas for inspiration can be found in our Interact with Gen Z Guide.
Applications will be evaluated and approved in three funding cycles. The deadlines for the funding cycles are March 1st, May 1st, and August 1st. Funding is competitive and will be subject to availability. Check out MidwestDairy.com for more details about our Undeniably Dairy Grants and to apply today!