Ainsworth Location of Value Added Producer Grant Program Technical Assistance Office Hours

Release Date: 

04/24/2009

Contact(s): 

Kathie Starkweather, kathies@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 438-8496 or Mike Heavrin, mikeh@cfra.org, Phone: (402) 687-2103 ext. 1008
Lyons, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs in partnership with USDA Rural Development will be available to share information on the Valued Added Grant Program and other USDA Rural Development programs.
Employees at the Ainsworth Office of USDA Rural Development and Mike Heavrin of the Center for Rural Affairs will be available on May 1, from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Ainsworth Rural Development Office to discuss and answer questions about the Value Added Grant Programs and assist interested producers with tips for completing the application. In addition they will help interested producers understand what types of projects are allowable under the grant.  Additional USDA Rural Development staff specialists will be available to discuss other USDA Rural Development programs such as the energy program. People can either call and set up an appointment or simply come into the Ainsworth office during those hours.

"There is so much interest in the Value Added 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."

Starkweather continued, "Historically Nebraska has been one of the top states to receive Value Added Producer Grant funding."

What: Technical Assistance office hours on the Value Added Producer Grant Program.

When and Where:

Friday, May 1
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Ainsworth USDA Service Center
731 E. 4th
Ainsworth, NE  69210
(402) 387-2242
               
The Center for Rural Affairs and USDA Rural Development are equal opportunity employers.

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