2020 Program Details


Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) is a national cooperative owned by more than 8,500 dairy farm families from across the United States. DFA is committed to providing value to its farmer-owners through marketing members’ milk, providing services and resources on the farm and connecting our family farms with plants and brands such as Borden® Cheese, Plugrá® Butter and Kemps® to name a few.

For the 2020 program, DFA is seeking early-stage food product companies that are dairy-focused or dairy-based. On the AgTech front, DFA is looking for companies with ag-tech applications related to any portion of the dairy value chain, including but not limited to product testing, data management, herd health and management, supply chain optimization, sustainability and traceability.

Food Product:

  • Companies that are doing new and interesting things with dairy as the main component


  • ERP systems
  • Drone technologies
  • Robotics and automation technologies for the farm
  • Sensor technologies in agronomy, digester efficiency, and new technology in animal health around mastitis


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DFA podcast:


Talk Dairy to Me explores new and exciting things happening at Dairy Farmers of America and within the industry as a whole. Join our host, Doug Dresslaer, as he talks you through some of the innovation happening in dairy.

Program Partners:

  • Sep 2019

    Applications Open

  • Jan 31st

    Applications Close

  • May 11th

    Program Start

  • July 30th

    Demo Day