The goal of Alberta Milk’s New Entrant Assistance Program (NEAP) is to assist passionate, knowledgeable individuals and families to enter the dairy industry by alleviating some the costs of starting a dairy farm. This program accomplishes this goal by loaning a small amount of the province’s dairy quota to successful applicants to assist them in establishing a viable, sustainable dairy farm.

The New Entrant Assistance Program seeks to assist those who would not otherwise have the financial resources to enter the industry as viable, efficient dairy producers.

The criteria for being accepted into this program includes a combination of need for assistance and the likelihood that the applicant will be a successful, long-term participant in the dairy industry after the assistance provided by this program has expired.

The 2017 New Entrant Program application period is open and applications are being accepted until March 31, 2017. Click here to view the 2017 guidelines. The application forms are from page 8 to 10 of the guidelines document.

You can also view our Producer Policy Handbook, that contains our policies and procedures for further information about becoming a part of the dairy industry in Alberta.

If you plan on applying for the program or have questions, please contact Jonathan Ntoni at 780-577-3313 to ensure your application will meet the minimum required criteria.