Brooklyn Buttery is among the start-ups selected to take part in the programme.
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has chosen seven start-ups to join its 2019 accelerator programme as it aims to help drive consumer demand for dairy.
Companies in two areas — ag tech and dairy food products — will work with leaders from DFA, CoBank, Sprint Accelerator and industry experts and mentors to create strategic partnerships.
Brands selected for the 90-day programme will receive mentorship, connections and resources to help accelerate growth. They will also have access to workspace facilities at Sprint Accelerator in Kansas City.
The accelerator finalists in full:
Monica Massey, executive vice president and chief of staff at DFA, said: “It has been rewarding to help mentor these entrepreneurs, and we’re thrilled to get started with another class for this year’s DFA accelerator. Plus, we’ve found that we learn along the way too.
“By working and collaborating with ag tech and dairy food start-up companies, we’re helping develop solutions that will not only provide value for our farm families and their operations, but will also help drive consumer demand for dairy.”
Participants in last year’s DFA accelerator included MoPro Nutrition, a producer of Greek yogurt infused with whey protein isolate that secured funding from DFA after the programme had concluded.
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