Workshop: Grant Programs and Financial Options for Farmers & Food Entrepreneurs
Presented by: DATCP, Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, USDA - Rural Development, USDA - SARE, UW-Cooperative Extension
Location: Rock County Courthouse, Conference Room 51 (51 S. Main Street, Janesville)
Are you looking for ways to develop your innovative agricultural business?
Join us for a workshop designed to help you identify which grants or other financial options might be right for you. This workshop will discuss ways to plan your project and strengthen your application. Specific grant programs to be covered include:
- USDA’s Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program provides planning and working capital funds to farmers and farmer-based enterprises to develop and implement value-added ventures.
- USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant program funds research, marketing and demonstration projects.
- USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program funds endeavors that enhance the competitiveness of Wisconsin Specialty Crops
- Wisconsin DATCP’s Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant program funds projects that increase the demand for and supply of locally produced foods in Wisconsin.
Other dates and locations for this workshop are also available.