From the Mo. Dept. of Agriculture:

Dairy Business Planning Grant

The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) is accepting applications for the Dairy Business Planning Grant Program. This funding will enable dairy producers to work with a qualified dairy business planning professional to develop a business plan for the startup, modernization, expansion or increased production of a Missouri dairy farm.

The dairy planning grant shall not exceed $5,000 or finance more than 90 percent of the cost of the business plan, whichever is less. The dairy producer is required to pay at least 10 percent of the cost of the work done. The Missouri Soybean Association and the Missouri Dairy Growth Council will provide the funding for this grant; MASBDA will implement and administer the program. Applications will be scored competitively.

Applications must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011.

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