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Applications for 2024 DFA CoLAB Accelerator now open

by Animal Health2 | Feb 27, 2024


Since 2017, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has hosted its Accelerator program, aimed at engaging with emerging Ag-Tech startups that could drive further innovation across the dairy value chain.

The DFA CoLAB Accelerator provides the opportunity for a unique collaboration between the dairy industry and these up-and-coming companies. In 2024, we’re evolving to a six-month format to provide the opportunity for deeper collaboration. The program will focus exclusively on agriculture technology (ag-tech).

Key elements of the DFA CoLAB Accelerator include:

  • Immersive program, with both in-person and virtual activities
  • Access to top executives at DFA
  • A team of DFA mentors relevant to each startup’s business area
  • Educational sessions on a variety of topics important for startup growth
  • Workshops that focus on applying their gained skills to areas such as leadership development and team building

Applications are being accepted from now until Tuesday, April 2. The program will run May–October 2024. We’d appreciate it if you could help us spread the word by sharing our post on LinkedIn.

If you would like more information on the CoLAB Accelerator, visit or contact Alexa Cubbage at


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