Wisconsin Dairy Innovation Center to Close
The Dairy Business Innovation Center in Wisconsin, an important player in the growth of artisanal cheese production in the state, will be closing its doors at the end of September. The not for profit organization was very successful yet it lost both private and federal funding in the last few years.
Since its launch eight years ago, the Dairy Business Innovation Center and its team of 20 consultants have assisted more than 200 dairy entrepreneurs, coordinated more than 120 projects to increase market share for Wisconsin dairy products and assisted with seven plant relocations, according to Carter, the founder. The center contributed to 43 new dairy processing plants opening in Wisconsin, and another 92 expanding operations in the past seven years.