Development of Programs to Assist Farmstead Cheese Production and Marketing

Organization:
North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc.
Amount:
$72,056.26
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:
Wake
Description:

The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to support North Carolina State University and N.C. Dairy Foundation in promoting Farmstead cheese as a means of developing value-added products and income for North Carolina’s 400 small cow dairies and 100 dairy goat farmers. The project will provide training and technical assistance to producers as they evaluate farmstead cheese production as a potential alternative product. Funds from this grant are to be used to identify hurdles to farmstead cheese producers and individuals interested in farmstead cheese production, to establish a farmstead cheese and milk/dairy processing short course at N.C. State, and to identify consumer knowledge and expectations of N.C. Farmstead cheeses to facilitate marketing.

Contact:
Ms. Kathy B. Kennel Campus Box 7645 Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7645 919-515-9262
Areas Served:
Alleghany, Caswell, Craven, Onslow, Person, Wake, Johnston

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