Want to be a dairy farmer?

Alberta Milk is accepting applications to its New Entrant Assistance Program until March 31.

The program matches the quota purchased by the new entrant with a loan of quota from Alberta Milk up to 25 kilograms per day (about 20 to 25 cows) at no cost. New entrants can expand up to 70 kg/day of total quota holdings (or about 65 to 70 cows).

Applicants should submit a two-year financial business plan, a 10-year implementation plan, a risk mitigation plan, and signed letter from their financial institution. Since 2011, the program has launched 15 new dairy farms.

For more details go to www.albertamilk.com or call 1-877-361-1231.

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