WFU offers value-added dairy scholarships

Wisconsin Farmers Union

Wisconsin Farmers Union is offering two $500 scholarships for attendees to the two-day Making More From Milk course set for March 24-25 in Madison. The WFU scholarship deadline has been extended to March 4th. The application is available at

Organized by Global Cow and Global Dairy Outreach, the two-day event offers dairy producers an opportunity to explore various diversification options and a chance to think about the future of their businesses and their families. An optional add-on includes a full day of hands-on cheese making on March 26.

“The course comes out of a desire to provide real, solid information that leads toward some definite action for dairy producers—be they cow, goat or sheep milk producers,” says course organizer Jill Stahl Tyler of Global Cow. “The speakers who talk to our group don’t sugar coat  experiences. They are very specific and blunt about the work they’ve put in — and they are relentlessly passionate in their commitment to dairying.”

Making More From Milk encourages interaction and creates a supportive environment that often continues after the course concludes. This includes hearing from various producers who have a found unique ways to add value to their dairy. Panel discussions with various consultants and resources also offer a chance to meet with professionals who can help move course attendees’ dreams into reality.

“In these tough economic times for dairy farmers, it’s important for them to be able to explore value-added options,” said WFU President Darin Von Ruden. “We’re pleased to support this in-depth course and help farmers consider alternate paths for their farm’s future.”

Complete course details are available at


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