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Dairy Farmer Leadership Grants

Dairy farmers who contribute to Midwest Dairy checkoff are encouraged to apply for dairy farmer leadership grants. These grant dollars can be used towards becoming a leader in the dairy industry and/or developing skills that allow you to better share your story with consumers. This could include, but is not limited to:

  • Leadership programs like Young Dairy Leadership Institute, Minnesota Agricultural and Rural Leadership Program, South Dakota Ag and Rural Leadership, etc.
  • Leadership conferences, ag or non-ag
  • Virtual or in-person classes

Through authorizing statutes, these dollars cannot be used towards any activity that increases production.

Dairy farmers can apply for up to $1,000 in funding in one calendar year. The grant dollars cannot exceed the cost of the leadership class or event. The grants are approved on a rolling basis and are subject to fund availability. 

Dairy Farmer Leadership Grants

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Undeniably Dairy Grants

Available to Midwest Dairy farmers, dairy groups, and ag organizations, Undeniably Dairy grants help turn great ideas for promoting dairy into reality!

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Leadership Programs

Dairy farmers, learn about the various leadership programs, grants, and training available to farmers who contribute to Midwest Dairy checkoff.