Applications are open for DFA's 2023 colab accelerator


Calling all ag-tech innovators — we are now accepting applications for the DFA’s 2023 CoLAB Accelerator. This year’s program will focus on agriculture technology startups and will help bring new technologies to the Cooperative’s more than 11,500 family farm-owners. 

Our CoLab Accelerator is a 90-day immersive program, specifically designed to grow startup companies in the agriculture technology space. The program gives participants access to top executives at DFA, with each startup receiving a personalized set of mentors with relevant knowledge. Participants will also attend educational sessions and workshops on a variety of topics important for startup growth, including finance, business development, distribution and supply chain, product development, brand building, sales, marketing, pricing, team building and leadership development. 

DFA is looking for companies with agriculture technology applications or technologies related to any portion of the dairy value chain, including, but not limited to, animal health, farm data management, herd health and management, supply chain optimization and sustainability. Some areas of particular interest include fintech related to agriculture, new technologies in animal health and innovations to help measure or reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cattle. 

The 2023 DFA CoLAB Accelerator program application is available here. The deadline for applications is Jan. 13, 2023. For additional information about DFA’s CoLAB Accelerator program, visit