Organic Dairy Producer Resources

This page is a curated list of personal, business, and financial resources for New York organic dairy producers. To recommend additions or edits to this page, please contact Katie Baildon at

Business and Personal Support

NY FarmNet 

NY Farm Net guides NY State farms through periods of transition, opportunity, or challenge by providing free, confidential, on-farm consulting services. Services include financial and business planning and personal wellbeing. 

Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE)

CADE is a community of agricultural entrepreneurs and specialists working to build a vibrant food system. Their services include dairy farm support programming to increase the profitability and long-term viability of dairy farms in our region. 

Farm Aid

Farm Aid’s Farmer Hotline provides immediate and effective support services for farm families in crisis. Call or email for local and national resources especially for organic dairy farmers.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Phone: 800-273-8255

Financial Support

Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center 

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets manages the Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center, one of three USDA Dairy Business Innovation Centers (DBIC) in the U.S. and serves all New England states, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

The Northeast DBIC provides support to dairy businesses, including organic dairy producers, through projects that promote the development, production, marketing, and distribution of dairy products. Projects target dairy farms and processors while providing additional support through market research and technical assistance.

For more information about DBIC opportunities contact: 

Natural Resources Conservation Service New York

View NRCS NY’s Financial Resources webpage for a full listing of voluntary technical and financial assistance programs available to farmers. These programs can help improve natural resource management including developing nutrient management plans. Contact your local field office for more details about which programs are right for you and how to apply.

Processor & Cooperative Listing

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Division of Milk Control has compiled a list of all NY dairy processors and cooperatives. Access the list here.

With questions about this listing, please contact Louis (Lou) Canter, Division of Milk Control and Dairy Services