WESTBY, WI – Monday, October 7, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will visit Westby Cooperative Creamery’s new location, meet with company leadership and workers, and highlight her Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives Program which helps dairy businesses add value to their products and reach new markets. For over 100 years, Westby Cooperative has been creating high-quality dairy products that continues to help grow our Made in Wisconsin economy.
As a result of Senator Baldwin’s work with dairy leaders to create the Dairy Business Innovation Initiatives, the U.S. Department of Agriculture selected Wisconsin to host the new Dairy Business Innovation Alliance, which will be a Midwest hub that supports dairy entrepreneurs and helps farmers find new ways to be profitable and meet consumer demand. The hub will be led by the Center for Dairy Research at UW-Madison in partnership with the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association and the support of other dairy organizations.
As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Baldwin also recently secured $20 million in federal funding for her dairy business innovation program, an increase of $18 million from the previous fiscal year, to help dairy farmers and cheesemakers like Westby Cooperative develop new products and expand markets.