DDC 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 funding provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the PA Dairymen's Association. 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. *Note: A W-9 is required before expense reimbursement will be made.Check Which Type of Consultation Applies:* Financial consulting with 0-24 cows ($1,500) Financial consulting with 25+ cows ($3,500) Is at least 50% of your income from the farm?* Yes No 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:Who is your milk market or cooperative?* Total cows lactating & dry* No. heifers 12mths or older* No. of heifers under 12mths* Pounds of milk shipped* SCC* BF%* Protein%* No. of acres cropped* Cost of Production (please 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 Check the Dairy Decisions Consultant service that fits your need the best:* Employee Management & Communication - Employee management is more than just ensuring that your employees are doing their job. It consists of procedures and strategies that can help you measure, monitor, and interact with the workforce that plays a huge role in your business. Business Planning & Structure - Business planning is a necessity to help manage volatility and create a roadmap for decision-making in all aspects of the business. Product Marketing & Labeling - Effective marketing and labeling of your branded dairy products can create a more positive impact on your customers and their purchasing decisions. Direct Marketing - Directly marketing products made from your milk to consumers can help a farm capture more revenues, but the processing and branded business can be complex. Animal Welfare - Veterinarian consultants will help farms establish animal welfare protocols related to the FARM Program as well as help train employees in FARM compliance. Financial - Financial management and planning can provide dairy farm families with professional consulting resources to help make decisions that will shape the future of their farm. After selecting the type of consultation that fits your need, please describe your need below:* Preferred Dairy Decision Consultant:Choice 1 To determine the consultant you would like to work with, refer to the list of approved consultants at www.centerfordairyexcellence.org/ddc or call 717-636-0779.Choice 2 To determine the consultant you would like to work with, refer to the list of approved consultants at www.centerfordairyexcellence.org/ddc or call 717-636-0779.Signature/Consent* I agree to the following requirements.By submitting this application, the producer agrees to provide comprehensive financial information to the consultant. If approved, a DDC will commit to providing a comprehensive consultation with your farm. If not approved, your application fee will be reimbursed. The Center will provide grant funding up to the amount listed above which is based on number of cows and team type. The grant will cover at least 85 percent or more of the full fees associated with employing a DDC consultant.Mailing A Check I would like to mail a check DDC Grant Application Fee* Price: Credit Card* Cardholder Name Card Details CAPTCHACommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.