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Dec 01

DBIA Webinars: A Series on Starting Your Own Value Added Dairy Products Business

Tuesday, December 1 - Tuesday, January 19

A series of Free webinars is being offered by the Dairy Business Innovation Alliance (DBIA) geared towards dairy farmers and processors interested in improving their business through diversification, including the development of new value added products. 

The series started on October 20 and runs through January 19.


  • October 20, 1:30 p.m. CST - An Introduction to DBIA and How it Can Help You Realize Your Ideas - Let’s Get this Business Started.
  • October 27, 1:30 p.m. CST - Getting Set Up as a Business - I know my idea needs a business around it – How? And Who can help me do that?
  • November 10, 1:30 p.m. CST - Marketing Accessing Market Information and Developing a Plan - I think my idea is good – How can I back that up?
  • November 17, 1:30 p.m. CST – Product Development – Concept to Prototype - I know what I’d like to make – How do I get it developed and ready to sell?
  • December 1, 1:30 p.m. CST – Regulatory Concerns in a Food or Beverage Start-up - “I know there are regulations I need to follow – Where do I find them?”
  • December 8, 1:30 p.m. CST – Food Safety and Quality - “I know I need to keep my products safe – what do I need to do that?”
  • January 5, 1:30 p.m. CST – Understanding and Accessing Economic Development Financing - “ I know I need financial assistance – How do I get it?”
  • January 19, 1:30 p.m. CST – Exporting Dairy Products - “I think my products could be exported – how do I go about doing that?”

Even though the first two webinars have aired, you can watch the recordings which are available through the DBIA website under the “Let’s Get Started” Webinar Series.

The Dairy Business Innovation Alliance is part of the Center for Dairy Research which is spearheaded by the College of Agricultural & Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The States involved in the DBIA are South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. For more information about DBIA, please reach out to Heather Rogers, SD Dept. of Ag, Dairy and Egg Program Manager at 605.590.0285 or email.


 Use the Center for Dairy Research website to register and access the webinars.