Are you a farmer or a food entrepreneur?

GRANT PROGRAMS AND FINANCIAL OPTIONS FOR FARMERS & FOOD ENTREPRENEURS

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 (BLBW) grant program funds projects that increase the demand for and supply of locally produced foods in Wisconsin.

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Dates and Locations

Wednesday, September 14th – Northwestern WI – Rice Lake Barron Electric Coop, 1434 State Hwy. 25 N., Barron, WI 54812 TO REGISTER CONTACT: TIM JERGENSON AT tim.jergenson@ces.uwex.edu OR (715) 537-6250

Wednesday, October 5th – Western WI – Richland Center Pippin Center, Melville Hall, UW-Richland Center, 1200 US-14, Richland Center, WI 53581 TO REGISTER CONTACT: ADAM HADY AT adam.hady@ces.uwex.edu OR (608) 647-6148

Thursday, October 6th – Southeastern WI – East Troy Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, W2493 County Road ES, East Troy, WI 54961 TO REGISTER CONTACT: LEIGH PRESLEY AT leigh.presley@ces.uwex.edu OR (262) 857-1948

Tuesday, October 11th – Eastern WI – New London Crystal Falls Banquet Hall, 1500 Handschke Drive,New London,WI 54961 TO REGISTER CONTACT: GREG BLONDE AT greg.blonde@ces.uwex.edu OR (715) 258-6231

REGISTRATION FEE OF $15 WILL COVER THE COST OF LUNCH AND MATERIALS

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING BUT NEED TRANSLATION ASSISTANCE, PLEASE INQUIRE WITH THE LOCAL REGISTRATION CONTACT AT EACH LOCATION.