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  From Kendra Anderson, Midwest Dairy Association  
  Kevin Daugherty  3/29/2021 5:00:00 PM  

From Kendra Anderson , Midwest Dairy Association

I just wanted to take a moment to make you aware of an opportunity to apply for Undeniably Dairy grants. Agriculture organizations such as FFA, Farm Bureau, and 4-H are eligible to apply for grants. Funding of up to $3,000 is available in one calendar year.  The next round of applications are due May 4th.


Undeniably Dairy Grant

This grant is for local promotion efforts to showcase that dairy is good for people, the planet and our communities. Additional ideas can be found in the Community Engagement Guide.

  • Bring dairy to unexpected places
    Look for opportunities to bring dairy to new places. You could partner 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.
  • Host on-farm events
    Open your dairy and connect with your community. 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 K-12 youth
    Bring dairy into schools, bookstores, libraries, YMCA or other community education/youth focused program. You could provide dairy-themed ag literacy kits or books (see Discover Dairy for ideas), partner with schools to provide food service equipment, or sponsor programs connecting youth with local dairy ambassadors or princesses.


Food Pantry Grant

This grant is for a food pantry in need of refrigeration to help serve dairy foods to people in your community.


School Equipment Grant

This grant is for a school district to support their school meal service to help grow dairy sales. School equipment grants are only available to those counties not serviced by St. Louis District Dairy Council (roughly the counties on or north of I-80, let me know if you have questions about this).


Thank you,


Kendra Anderson

Manager, Farmer Relations - Illinois | Midwest Dairy


M: 309.825.2196

Kevin Daugherty
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