Oct 11, 2016

Grant Programs and Financial Options for Farmers & Food Entrepreneurs

Presented by:  USDA Rural Development, USDA SARE, UW-Cooperative Extension; WI DATCP, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
Location:  Various locations Time: October 5, 6, and 11

Are you looking for ways to develop your innovative agricultural business? Farmers and other business owners who are looking for ways to develop their innovative agricultural enterprises are invited to this workshop designed to help determine if grants or other financial options might be right for them.

The programs will cover USDA’s Value Added Producer Grant program, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education grant program, Specialty Crop Block Grant program, and Wisconsin’s Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant program.

In addition, the sessions will briefly cover USDA cost-share and loan programs for farmers.

The workshops will be held at the following locations:

  • September 14: Barron Electric Co-op, Barron
  • October 5: UW-Richland Center, Richland Center
  • October 6: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, East Troy
  • October 11: Crystal Falls Banquet Hall, New London

View the event flyer for the agenda and registration information. The workshops are sponsored by UW-Extension, USDA, DATCP, and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute.