CDFA Announces Workshops to Assist Dairy Digester Research and Development Program Applicants

Two public stakeholder workshops and one webinar are scheduled during September 2018 to assist applicants to the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP). The aim of these workshops is to introduce dairy producers, new project developers, and other interested parties to the DDRDP and assist in improving the competitiveness of applications by reviewing common errors and issues.  

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) was appropriated $99 million dollars from the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Fund, authorized by the Budget Act of 2018, to provide financial assistance for early and extra methane emissions reductions from dairy and livestock operations by installing dairy digesters on dairy operations that capture methane GHGs.

“Ensuring that applicants to the DDRDP get the feedback they need to be competitive to receive funds is an outreach effort that is important to us”, said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “We hope stakeholders take advantage of these timely workshops as a benefit to all potential future applicants”.

The public workshops will be held on the following dates and at the following locations:

Date: Monday, September 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer Auditorium
4437 S. Laspina Street, Ste A, Tulare, CA

Date:  Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Stanislaus County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
3800 Cornucopia Way, HI Room Modesto, CA

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Webinar
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