If you know of an organization that works with local / regional foods; please, make them aware there are upcoming USDA, Ag Marketing Service grant writing workshop opportunities in every state.
The idea of these workshops is to increase the quantity and quality of Ag Marketing Service project proposals.
The 2015 RFA is expected to be released shortly. The new farm bill has $30 million allocated to local / regional food projects for this year.
Project web site is www.amsta.net
There you can find project details, links to AMS materials, the extensive list of nationwide workshop offerings, state contacts, and workshop registration details.