Team Program Grant Applications (2021-22) Completed applications include a $100 application fee. After completing this form, you can submit the application fee via credit card or mail to: Center for Dairy Excellence | Attn: Melissa Anderson | 1140 Mountain View Road, Shermans Dale, PA 17090 *Note: Program support is made possible through Ag Excellence funding provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All funding is subject to release of the current fiscal year funds. You will be notified of acceptance in the program upon receipt of this application and application fee. The application asks for your cost of production. If you need help calculating this, contact Melissa Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-636-0779.Select Your Team's Focus Area* Profit Team: Focused, broad-based approach to improving herd and dairy business & profitability ($1,500 for new teams. If already received funding for three consecutive years, receive 50% funding at $1,000 for 1 year) Transition Team: Focused on transition in the business. (ex. succession, change in business structure, partnership) ($3,500) Transformation Team: Focused on modernizing facilities and pursuing a business transformation within the dairy operation ($3,500) Note: Transition & Transformation Team funding can be utilized for two consecutive years only.Producer's Name* Farm Name* Address* Street Address City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code County* Email Address* Phone Number*Please provide the following data for the current month:Milk market or cooperative* Total cows lactating & dry* No. heifers 12mths or older* No. of heifers under 12mths* Daily pounds of milk per cow* SCC* BF%* Protein%* No. of acres cropped* Cost of Production (list per hundredweight COP)* Do you want help in determining your cost of production?* Yes No Operational information (check all that apply):* Tie stall Parlor Robotics Organic Grazing What two priorities need to be addressed for your farm to be more successful in the future?*Team Facilitator* Facilitator's Business/Organization* Facilitator Phone Number* Facilitator Email* Please select all that apply to your farm:* Our farm has a current budget that is monitored Our farm has a current Manure Management Plan or Nutrient Management Plan Our farm has a current Conservation Plan or Ag Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Our farm has a written Business Plan that includes current financial information Our farm has a Risk Management Plan or uses risk management tools to protect profit margins For each plan you selected, please list the date the plan was implemented: If you use risk management tools, please list the tools used: Signature/Consent* I agree to the following requirements.In exchange for the allocation of funding and support, farms accepted as a Profit, Transition or Transformation Team will be expected to do the following: -Work with a team of consultants and advisors to address the stated goals or important areas in your business -Provide meeting notes and invoices of team members and related team expenses to the Center for reimbursement -Provide feedback on success of team and its impact on the operation -Invoices for allocated funds due to the Center by May 31, 2022 -A W9 must be provided to the Center before any expenses will be reimbursed. Any funding received through this grant will be considered taxable income by the IRS.If you selected Transformation Team, please provide a brief overview of the transformation or modernization project that the Transformation Team would help to implement. (50 words or less)If you selected Transformation Team, please select which of the following components are to be implemented as part of the transformation or modernization: Business planning Modernization (ex: Milking herd facilities: Dry cow/young stock facilities, Feed storage, Cow comfort) Permitting and Regulatory Processes Technology Renewable Energy Incorporation On-Farm Processing Other Mailing A Check I would like to mail a check Team Program Grant Application Fee* Price: Credit Card* Cardholder Name Card Details CAPTCHAEmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.