Grant Workshops for Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs: Northwest WI
Date: Nov 8 2012 12:00 am
Posted October 2012
This workshop is designed to help you identify which grants or other financial options might be right for you. 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.
This workshop is being offered at four different locations and times:
Thursday, October 25th – Central WI
Jake’s Northwoods Restaurant and Banquet Facility, 1132 Angelo Road, Sparta, WI 54656. To register, contact Bill Halfman: firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 269-8722.
Tuesday, October 30th – Southeast WI
Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha, WI 53188. To register, contact Mary Monteleone: email@example.com or (262) 548-7775
Thursday, November 8th – Northwest WI
UW-Barron County, 1800 College Drive, Student Center Osprey Room, Rice Lake, WI 54868. To register, contact Jennifer Blazek: firstname.lastname@example.org or (715) 485-8600
Monday, November 19th – Northeast WI
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, 2740 West Mason Street, Room SC128, Green Bay, WI 54307. To register, contact Jeff Metoxen: email@example.com or (920) 713-8639
A registration fee of $15 will cover the cost of lunch and materials
Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, USDA—Rural Development, USDA—SARE, UW-Extension, WI Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection