The Board is pleased to announce that it will be accepting applications for those interested in becoming New Entrants to the dairy industry with a desire to start production by December 31, 2024.

The online NEP/NEPO application process will close February 7, 2023 at 12:00pm (PST).

This guide below is intended as a quick reference for those who may be interested in applying to the Board’s New Entrant Program because they want to enter the dairy industry in BC.

The guide contains some direct excerpts and several references to Schedule 2 –New Entrant Program Rules, BC Milk Marketing Board’s Consolidated Order, June 1, 2020, as well as additional details and an overview of the NEP application process (p.6). An overview of the newly introduced New Entrant Program Organic (NEPO) stream is included (p.3). The guide also contains an application form, which is required to be completed if you are applying for the program.

In the case of any conflict between Schedule 2—New Entrant Program Rules and this guide, Schedule 2 shall be deemed correct.

We recommend that you read the guide in its entirety before completing an application form and paying the $250.00 non-refundable application fee.

For any questions regarding this Notice, please contact Holly Hohmeier hhohmeier@bcmilk.com