Center for Dairy Excellence Dairy Decisions Consultant Grant

Apply for a Center for Dairy Excellence (CDE) Dairy Decisions Consultant Grant today. Dairy farms can receive up to $4,000 in funds to work one-on-one with an approved consultant in making decisions that will shape the future of their farm.

What You Need to Know

  • This grant is exclusively for Pennsylvania dairy farms with 35 cows or more.
  • At least 50% of your gross income must come from the farm to be eligible.
  • Farms are eligible to receive the DDC Grant once every three years.
  • DDC consultations can work with farms in one of seven key areas: Employee Management & Communication, Business Planning & Structure, Product Marketing & Labeling, Direct Marketing, Animal Welfare, Financial Management, and Pre-Farm Transition.
  • Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until exhausted.
  • The Center directly pays DDCs up to $4,000; farms cover any balance exceeding the allotted funds.
  • There is a $100 application fee.
Read the full grant description from the Center for Dairy Excellence.

How We Can Help

Kitchen Table Consultants and our sister company, Taste Profit Marketing, have Dairy Decision Consultants on staff who can work with you in almost all of the key areas covered by a DDC Grant:

Business Consulting

Business Planning & Structure

You can get a strategy custom-tailored to your business so you can feel confident that your efforts will make a difference. Learn more.

Financial Management

We can help you get organized, set goals, and take charge of your finances through informed decision-making. Learn more.

Product Marketing & Labeling

Create a cohesive look and feel for your brand that makes your business polished, professional, and memorable. Learn more.

Direct Marketing

Grow your direct-to-consumer revenue through marketing channels such as:

Email marketing. We’ll help you strategize and set up automated campaigns that drive sales without extra effort. Learn more.

Digital Advertising. Drive website traffic and e-commerce sales with digital ads on Google, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, and more.

E-Commerce. Get a functional, beautiful website that can sell your farm and food products 24/7. Learn more.

The DDC grant really transcended us to where we are now. By working with a consultant who has established businesses before, it changed our trajectory.

Stephanie Painter

The Painterland Sisters

How to Get Started

  1. Figure out your goals for your dairy farm. Do you want to shift to selling directly to consumers? Do you want to grow an existing business or start a new one?
  2. Fill out the online application for a DDC Grant and pay the $100 application fee. For business consulting, name KTC consultant Evan Driscoll. For marketing projects, name Noah Munro as your consultant of choice to work with Taste Profit.
  3. Once you get approved* by the Center for Dairy Excellence, contact us so we can start working on your project!


*While there is a high probability that your grant application will be approved, we can’t make any guarantees.