Plan for profitable and environmentally responsible growth
The Dairy Acceleration Program is an initiative of Governor Cuomo in partnership with the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation designed to enhance profitability of New York dairy farms while maintaining a commitment to environmentally responsible growth.
Eligible projects assist New York dairy farmers to develop business plans for successful and environmentally responsible growth. Funds may be used for the creation of strategic business plans focused on growth, design of new or remodeled facilities, development or update of Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMP) and the design of best management practices (BMPs) identified in the farm CNMP. Farms must have lactating dairy cattle and be shipping milk.