Agriculture Grant Workshop

Cancelled due to low enrollment

DO YOU HAVE A FOOD OR FARM BUSINESS?

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN TRYING OUT A NEW IDEA?

Join us for a workshop designed to help you identify which grants or other financial options might be right for you. This workshop will address ways to plan your project and strengthen your application.

This workshop is designed to give farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs information, tools, and hands-on training to strengthen grant and loan applications. This workshop will help you create a competitive application and get the financial resources you need to fuel your business.

When: Sept 17th 2019

Where: Marshfield Ag Research Station 2611 Yellowstone Dr. Marshfield WI

Cost: $15.00 before Sept 10th

9:00 AM Check-in
9:30 AM Welcome and Introductions: Participants are invited to give a brief introduction to their projects
10:00 AM Designing a sound project, identifying funding sources and grant-writing basics
12:00 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Lunch Program – Perspectives from a grant recipient: “How I applied for and used a grant in my agriculture business”
1:15 PM Grant Program Highlights:

  • USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant
  • DATCP Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant
  • DATCP Farmer-Led Watershed Grant
  • USDA SARE Farmer – Rancher Grant
  • USDA Value- Added Producer Grant
2:00 PM Hands-on Grant Proposal Evaluation & Development

  • Review and evaluate an actual proposal in groups
3:00 PM Additional Financial Options

  • Farm Service Agency – Farm Loans & Micro-loan Program
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service – Cost Share Programs
  • Farm Credit System Bank – Loan Programs
3:45 PM Networking and one-on-one Q & A with presenters
4:00 PM Adjourn

PARTNERS:

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute — USDA, Rural Development — USDA, SARE —  UW-Madison Division of Extension — WI Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection — Compeer Financial

 

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