Tuesday, 24 July 2012 17:04
The Professional Dairy Producers Foundation (PDPF) is making grant funds available to non-profit organizations who share PDPF’s passion and vision for education.
In 2012, the Foundation awarded three grants, to the Maryland Dairy Shrine for animal well-being education; to the North Carolina Association for Dairy Stabilization and Growth for producer education and networking; and to the Pennsylvania Center for Dairy Excellence for producer education.
Grant dollars will be available to those organizations with unique ideas in the following two focus areas: 1) Building producer professionalism, or 2) Maintaining public trust.
These grants were given in addition to support of youth and education programs of Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW), which established the foundation in 2002.
“Our goal is make a difference through valuable programs that raise the bar for professionalism in our industry, build the skills of our youth and increase public trust between dairy producers and those that we serve – our communities and everyone in the chain from farm to consumer,” says Deb Reinhart, dairy producer and chair of the Foundation board.
Organizations may apply for grants of up to $5,000. Click here for grant criteria and an application package.
Grant applications are due Dec. 1, 2012. PD
—From Professional Dairy Producers Foundation news release