Dairy Farm Support (DFS) Program

CADE seeks to increase the profitability and long term viability of dairy farms in our region--including in Otsego, Schoharie, Delaware, Montgomery, Herkimer, and Chenango Counties--transitioning them from producing liquid milk to value-added dairy product lines. In doing so, we support the economic development of our region--increasing jobs, sales, exports and more.

 Through this program, CADE will support:

1)    local dairy farms to establish a new regional brand through a regional cooperative--or an aggregated business model--in which they pool their milk to create regional value-added products at the SUNY-Cobleskill Dairy Plant, transitioning them away from dependency on exceedingly low liquid milk market prices, and increasing their profitability; and

2)    the Bovina Creamery to increase their branding and marketing capacity for regional brand product lines.

CADE has the trust, partnerships, and institutional history crucial for program success.

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