Value Added Producer Grant Program Informational Meetings - Public Encouraged to Attend

Release Date: 

03/16/2009

Contact(s): 

Kathie Starkweather, kathies@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 438-8496
Lyons, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs in partnership with USDA Rural Development will be hosting a series of informational meetings on the Value Added Producer Grant Program. Joan Scheel, USDA Rural Development Business Program Specialist, will present information on the purpose of the grant program, how to apply and tips for completing the application. The sessions will include discussion with input from attendees on ideas for value added projects.
"There is so much interest in this program from Nebraska's farmers and ranchers who are developing businesses that grow their income and bring much needed jobs to their communities," said Kathie Starkweather, Center for Rural Affairs. "We are happy to be able to partner with USDA Rural Development in order to present information on this upcoming opportunity."

What: Informational meetings on the Value Added Producer Grant Program.

When and Where:

Monday, March 23
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Library
1810 Courthouse Avenue
Auburn, NE
402-274-4023
 
Tuesday, March 24
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
North Central Nebraska RC&D Office,
East Highway 20
Bassett, Nebraska
402-684-3346.
 
Monday, March 30
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Prairie Winds Community Center
428 Main Street
Bridgeport, Nebraska
308-262-1825
 
Tuesday, March 31
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Community Center
201 Garlick Avenue
Curtis, Nebraska
308-367-4122
 
Wednesday, April 1
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
South Central RC&D Office
125 W. Plum Street
Doniphan, NE
308-379-4027

Thursday, April 2
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Center for Rural Affairs Office meeting room
145 Main Street
Lyons, Nebraska
402-687-2103
 
For more information contact Kathie Starkweather at kathies@cfra.org or (402) 438-8496.

The Center for Rural Affairs and USDA Rural Development are equal opportunity employers.

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