Pacific Coast Coalition – Dairy Business Innovation Initiative

The PCC-DBII supports dairy farmers and businesses across six Western states through funding, resources and partnerships.

Funded through the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service and hosted by California State University, Fresno, the PCC-DBII also collaborates with these partners to enhance its impact.

Meet a PCC-DBII Grantee!

Grants

$4.1 million available to Dairy Processors in January 2024

Applications open January 2 – February 29, 2024

Open to applicants in Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. This fourth round of funding include pandemic recovery (such as price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19), as the majority of those monies are derived from the federal CARES Act.

Funded Projects

Our grantees are focusing on products and methods connected to value-added product development, product line expansion, alternative processing technologies and sustainability enhancement methods that increase profitability.

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Partnerships

Vigorous partnerships are key to addressing the significant issues facing the Pacific Coast region’s dairy industry. Our noteworthy network of academic and business partners enables the PCC-DBII initiative to leverage the technical and research capabilities that will power its success. 

eLearning HUB

Explore PCC’s eLearning HUB to access webinars, trainings and videos, as well as MILKulture research. You can also explore innovative product ideas and get help for questions or issues regarding your dairy technology.

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News at the Pacific Coast Coalition Dairy Business Innovation Initiative

See our latest workshops, announcements, and other news.

Cow to cone: Oregon dairy lands grant to expand products

Cow to cone: Oregon dairy lands grant to expand products

Capitol Press On a chilly December morning in the Mid-Willamette Valley, Mark Van Dam was hard at work inside the processing room at Rising Sun Dairy filling half-gallon glass bottles with milk from his small herd of cows. Read the full article here:...

Upcoming Events

PCC-DBII on Instagram

Proud moment! 🌈🐄 @foggybottomsboys were featured in @thrillist @mattkirouacyork article, “Meet the Foggy Bottom Boys: The Gay Farmers Reviving a Dairy Ghost Town.” We’re honored to be part of this amazing story of resilience and revival. Go send them all the love and support! 🍦❤️ 
#FoggyBottomBoys #RevivingCommunities #PrideInEveryScoop #SupportLocal #DairyDreams

Proud moment! 🌈🐄 @foggybottomsboys were featured in @thrillist @mattkirouacyork article, “Meet the Foggy Bottom Boys: The Gay Farmers Reviving a Dairy Ghost Town.” We’re honored to be part of this amazing story of resilience and revival. Go send them all the love and support! 🍦❤️ #FoggyBottomBoys #RevivingCommunities #PrideInEveryScoop #SupportLocal #DairyDreams

The future of agriculture is looking bright! At the 2024 Student Scholar Recognition Awards Ceremony, Katherine Nathania was honored for her amazing accomplishments as a PCC Student Researcher with the Distinguished International Undergraduate Award! Way to go!
#DairyPCC #Innovation #Accomplishments #Agriculture #TheFutureIsBright #Dairy #FresnoState #GoDogs #StudentResearch

The future of agriculture is looking bright! At the 2024 Student Scholar Recognition Awards Ceremony, Katherine Nathania was honored for her amazing accomplishments as a PCC Student Researcher with the Distinguished International Undergraduate Award! Way to go! #DairyPCC #Innovation #Accomplishments #Agriculture #TheFutureIsBright #Dairy #FresnoState #GoDogs #StudentResearch

There’s no crying over spilled milk with Andersen Dairy’s new DBJ capping system! 🥛 Thanks to @andersendairyinc latest grant, this equipment upgrade said goodbye to spills and hello to smooth pours. 💧✨ How would you optimize your dairy business with an innovation grant?

#NoSpills #AndersenDairy #PCCDairy #Milk #DairyPCC #Caps #NewInnovation

There’s no crying over spilled milk with Andersen Dairy’s new DBJ capping system! 🥛 Thanks to @andersendairyinc latest grant, this equipment upgrade said goodbye to spills and hello to smooth pours. 💧✨ How would you optimize your dairy business with an innovation grant? #NoSpills #AndersenDairy #PCCDairy #Milk #DairyPCC #Caps #NewInnovation

Wow! That’s more cheese options than you can brie-lieve! 🧀 Cheese brings a whole lot of flavor and culture to the table

#CheesyFacts #Cheese #DairyFact #DairyPCC #DairyInnovation #Dairy

Wow! That’s more cheese options than you can brie-lieve! 🧀 Cheese brings a whole lot of flavor and culture to the table #CheesyFacts #Cheese #DairyFact #DairyPCC #DairyInnovation #Dairy

Calling all Dairy Processors and Innovators 🐄✨ Check out our most recent update of upcoming events and shourt courses using the link in bio or directly on our webstie. See you there!

#Workkshops #DairyInnovation #DairyPCC #UpcomingEvents

Calling all Dairy Processors and Innovators 🐄✨ Check out our most recent update of upcoming events and shourt courses using the link in bio or directly on our webstie. See you there! #Workkshops #DairyInnovation #DairyPCC #UpcomingEvents

Experience the delicious evolution at alexandrefamilyfarm! 🥛✨ Embracing the latest trends in dairy, they’re crafting  products with higher fat content and redefining indulgence. Join them on this journey of flavor and satisfaction! 🐄🌟

 #AlexandreFamilyCreamery #CreamyIndulgence #DairyDelights #DairyPCC #DairyInnovation #GranteeFeature

Experience the delicious evolution at alexandrefamilyfarm! 🥛✨ Embracing the latest trends in dairy, they’re crafting products with higher fat content and redefining indulgence. Join them on this journey of flavor and satisfaction! 🐄🌟 #AlexandreFamilyCreamery #CreamyIndulgence #DairyDelights #DairyPCC #DairyInnovation #GranteeFeature