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.

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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

Dive into the rich heritage of Schoch Dairy! 🐄 From humble beginnings to pioneering dairy processing, this video unveils the story behind their passion for quality and tradition. Join us as we toast to generations of dairy excellence! 🥛✨ 

#Generations #DairyFamily #SchochDairy #DairyLegacy #CraftingTradition #DairyPCC #Grantee Feature

Dive into the rich heritage of Schoch Dairy! 🐄 From humble beginnings to pioneering dairy processing, this video unveils the story behind their passion for quality and tradition. Join us as we toast to generations of dairy excellence! 🥛✨ #Generations #DairyFamily #SchochDairy #DairyLegacy #CraftingTradition #DairyPCC #Grantee Feature

Indulge in the taste of summer all year long with @nicosicecream ’s New Zealand-style ice cream! 🍦🇳🇿 Combining the richness of Oregon-made vanilla with local fruit in a special machine, they create a light buttery texture. Originating in New Zealand’s orchards, this beloved dessert has become a favorite for its freshness and simplicity. Mix and match flavors for your own unique blend! 🌿✨

#NewZealandStyle #RealFruitIceCream #SummerDelight #IceCream #FreshFruit #OregonBased #Oregon #DairyPCC #OregonGrown

Indulge in the taste of summer all year long with @nicosicecream ’s New Zealand-style ice cream! 🍦🇳🇿 Combining the richness of Oregon-made vanilla with local fruit in a special machine, they create a light buttery texture. Originating in New Zealand’s orchards, this beloved dessert has become a favorite for its freshness and simplicity. Mix and match flavors for your own unique blend! 🌿✨ #NewZealandStyle #RealFruitIceCream #SummerDelight #IceCream #FreshFruit #OregonBased #Oregon #DairyPCC #OregonGrown

Our exceptional grantees stole the show at the @castatefair Commercial Cheese Competition! 🏆🧀 @shooting_star_creamery clinched the coveted BEST OF SHOW title, alongside an impressive five additional awards. Alongside Shooting Star, @nicasiovalleycheese left with a whopping ten awards, @stepladdercreamery with five, @rumianocheese with four, @centralcoastcreamery with five, and @pointreyescheese with an impressive 11 awards! 🌟 Cheers to our outstanding cheese crafters! 

#CaliforniaStateFair #CheeseCompetition #AwardWinners #DairyPCC #PCCGrantees #Cheese #Fair #CAStateFair #winner

Our exceptional grantees stole the show at the @castatefair Commercial Cheese Competition! 🏆🧀 @shooting_star_creamery clinched the coveted BEST OF SHOW title, alongside an impressive five additional awards. Alongside Shooting Star, @nicasiovalleycheese left with a whopping ten awards, @stepladdercreamery with five, @rumianocheese with four, @centralcoastcreamery with five, and @pointreyescheese with an impressive 11 awards! 🌟 Cheers to our outstanding cheese crafters! #CaliforniaStateFair #CheeseCompetition #AwardWinners #DairyPCC #PCCGrantees #Cheese #Fair #CAStateFair #winner

When it comes to ice cream, two is always better than one! 🍦✨ @rubyjewelicecreamsandwich has been awarded TWO PCC grants. 🎉The first went to expand production, while the second is set to bring us a new size ice cream sandwich that comes in a pack! Get ready to savor every sweet moment

#RubyJewel #IceCreamSandwich #DairyPCC #GranteeFeature #Dairy #DairyInnovation

When it comes to ice cream, two is always better than one! 🍦✨ @rubyjewelicecreamsandwich has been awarded TWO PCC grants. 🎉The first went to expand production, while the second is set to bring us a new size ice cream sandwich that comes in a pack! Get ready to savor every sweet moment #RubyJewel #IceCreamSandwich #DairyPCC #GranteeFeature #Dairy #DairyInnovation

Turning dairy dreams into reality! 🥛 Thanks to the support from PCC, Andersen Dairy has upgraded to the DBJ Capping System, transforming their operations. Say goodbye to leaking milk gallons and hello to smoother production! Here’s to Andersen Dairy’s journey of success and innovation in the dairy industry! 🎉

#Milk #NewCapping #PCCSupports #SmoothOperations #DairyInnovation #Dairy#DairyPCC #GranteeFeature

Turning dairy dreams into reality! 🥛 Thanks to the support from PCC, Andersen Dairy has upgraded to the DBJ Capping System, transforming their operations. Say goodbye to leaking milk gallons and hello to smoother production! Here’s to Andersen Dairy’s journey of success and innovation in the dairy industry! 🎉 #Milk #NewCapping #PCCSupports #SmoothOperations #DairyInnovation #Dairy#DairyPCC #GranteeFeature