Edge Dairy Farmer Co-Op Introduces New Permitting Service For Dairy Farmers

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Source: Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative news release

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative today announced a first-of-its-kind program providing dairy farmers with the tools and resources needed to navigate the permitting process. The Maestro program assists farmers in orchestrating the many steps and processes of obtaining and maintaining a permit. It will also include a proprietary technology platform to help farmers capture their on-farm data.

The new consultant-based service connects farmers to the proper technical service providers needed to meet the unique needs of their farm. Working with the Maestro program, farmers will receive ongoing collaboration to keep the permitting process moving forward. Additionally, the program will be creating a network of service providers familiar with the permitting process and have successfully worked with other farmers.

“The permitting process can be a quite complicated and challenging endeavor,” Tim Trotter, Edge CEO, said. “We aim to change that for dairy farmers. By serving as the project manager, our team works to ensure farmers have the insight and assistance needed to streamline the permitting process.”
Due to the complexities of these processes, it’s extremely important for farmers to have access to trusted resources and experts, Trotter said.

“Through the Maestro program, farmers can be assured that they’re working with reliable providers through all aspects of the permitting process, from initial application to technical evaluation, community relations and ongoing compliance and reporting,” he said.

Dairy farmers looking to expand or who have already reached the level necessary to apply for a permit can receive assistance through this program. However, members of the Voice of Milk, including Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, Dairy Business Association or Minnesota Milk Producers Association members, have priority access to the service.
Those interested in the services offered through the Maestro permitting program can find more information at voiceofmilk.com.

About Edge:

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative provides dairy farmers throughout the Midwest with a powerful voice — the voice of milk — in Congress, with customers and within their communities. Edge, based in Green Bay, Wis., is one of the top cooperatives in the country based on milk volume. More information: www.voiceofmilk.com.