Funding News for SARE, Minority Farmers, VAPG Program

Program Roundup - Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program - SARE is a farmer driven research and education competitive grants program designed to help advance sustainable agriculture across the whole of American agriculture. SARE is administered through four regional councils of producers, researchers, educators, and government representatives that set SARE policies and make grants.Read more... Deadline for Applications for Minority Farmer Assistance Grant Program - On Thursday, August 21st, the Department of Agriculture’s Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO) hosted a listening session on available funding for the Outreach and Technical Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers program – also known as the Section 2501 program.  The session provided organizations from across the country the opportunity to directly engage with OAO on the application process and timeline for review and award decisions. Read more... Farmers and Ranchers Awarded Value-Added Producer Grants - On August 19, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced Value-Added Producer Grant Program (VAPG) awards for Fiscal Year 2014 to 247 farm businesses in 46 states. The Value-Added Producer Grants (VAPG) program contributes to farmer-led job and business creation in rural areas, while enhancing food choices for consumers.Read more...

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