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Start Up

The Start Up Program is for new start-up dairy processors who require support setting up their business. Mentoring is available to participants including a diverse set of specialists based on your needs. The main goal of the program is to help participants complete a business plan which will assist you with financing your idea, navigate the dairy industry and moving to the Scale Up program.

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Scale Up

The Scale Up Program is for dairy processors who are either in-market or close to processing their intended products. With a completed business plan, participants enter the Scale Up program and are eligible to submit expenses towards a matching grant of $10,000.00 from DFO. Further mentoring support is also available through this program.

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Start Up & Scale Up Webinars

Dairy Farmers of Ontario's (DFO) Start Up & Scale Up Innovation Programs equip new dairy entrepreneurs with the knowledge they need to enter the dairy processing industry. DFO’s Innovation Program has recorded live webinars that can be used as a FREE resource to assist in developing a dairy business.

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Quota and Milk Transportation Policies

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Milk Allocation Policies

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Dairy Processing Handbook

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