March 31 Application Deadline for Value-Added Producer Grants
The Value-Added Producer Grants Program awards grants to agricultural producers, businesses owned by a majority of agricultural producers, and organizations representing agricultural producers for business planning or working capital expenses associated with marketing a value-added agricultural product. Agricultural producers include farmers, ranchers, loggers, agricultural harvesters and fishermen that engage in the production or harvesting of an agricultural commodity.
The program was created to help producers expand their customer base for the products or commodities they produce. This results in a greater portion of revenues derived from the value-added activity being made available to the producer of the product.
For more information on the Value-Added Producer Grants Program and how to apply, visit: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/coops/vadg.htm . Or contact Mike Heavrin, Program Cooperative Development Manager at the Center for Rural Affairs at (402) 687-2103 ext 1008, firstname.lastname@example.org.