The Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center has introduced a new initiative to support new or existing dairy farms that would like to increase grazing practices within their operation. As part of this initiative, Pasa is partnering with Cornell Cooperative Extension on a project to expand well-managed grazing lands in the region and support local dairy farmers in their grazing transition.
Over the course of two years, Pasa will assemble a regional cohort of dairy farmers who are planning to start or expand their grazing practices.
Cohort participants will receive support in their transition to grazing through:
We invite both beginning and established farmers to participate in this program. Candidates are not required to own the farm they are operating on but should be seriously planning to increase grazing practices within the farm’s overall herd management.
All participants in this project will be eligible to receive a $5,000 grant at the end of the two-year time period. These funds must be directed toward supporting your farm’s efforts to expand grazing.
We will review applications for this program on a rolling basis. Our cohort will be capped at eight participants — so apply soon!
Please use the form below to apply. We will respond to your application within two weeks of submission.
Questions? Contact Aaron de Long at email@example.com or 814.349.9856 x709