Dept. of Commerce: Governor Doyle Announces Milk Volume Production Loans

Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661

MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle today announced that two Wisconsin dairy
producers have received $332,500 in loans from the Department of Commerce
(Commerce) Milk Volume Production (MVP) program to expand their operations.

“My Grow Wisconsin initiative calls for investing in Wisconsin’s dairy farms
and expanding milk production,” said Gov. Doyle. “I would like to welcome
Griesen Dairy to our state and our country as it relocates its dairy farm to
Prairie du Sac.”

The projects are as follows:

Griesen Dairy, LLC, Prairie du Sac, Sauk County, $262,500 MVP Loan

Griesen Dairy, LLC is investing $2.4 million to relocate its dairy operation
from the Netherlands to Wisconsin. It is purchasing 40 acres of land and
will build new free stall and milking parlor facilities. The project will
create seven jobs. The loan will allow Griesen Family Dairy, LLC to
purchase 525 cows.

Kohlman Dairy, LLC, Chilton, Calumet County, $70,000 MVP Loan

Kohlman Dairy, LLC is investing $304,000 to modernize its dairy operation.
It currently milks 120 cows. The project will create two jobs and retain
two jobs. The loan will allow Kohlman Dairy, LLC to purchase 140 cows.

For more information on the MVP Program, contact your area development
manager by visiting