UW Center for Dairy Research gets $1 million federal grant

The Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research has been awarded one of seven $1 million Challenge grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce to support an effort to commercialize research ideas that will positively impact economic development.

CDR, along with state, industry and university partners, will use the federal funds for work to develop new products for fast-growing Asian markets; create new, higher value uses for cheese and dairy by-products such as whey to grow exports; and develop healthier dairy-based alternatives for school lunch menus.

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