COLUMBIA — If you are a farmer intrigued in setting up or extending a benefit-additional organization, take detect. The College of Tennessee Centre for Profitable Agriculture, together with professionals from UT Extension, USDA, AgLaunch and the Tennessee Division of Agriculture between other individuals, will conduct a workshop that may possibly assist you get funding.
The Developing Value-Extra Agriculture Enterprises workshop will arise on Jan. 25. This all-day digital workshop is intended to assist producers with worth-extra enterprises identify business setting up assets and technical help, grant chances and value-share courses accessible to them. The aim of the workshop will be on aiding producers develop their concepts for USDA’s Worth-Additional Producer Grants (VAPG) program, a aggressive software that can help producers enter into worth-included pursuits associated to processing and advertising new products and solutions.
USDA not long ago declared $33 million of accessible funding for the VAPG plan, points out Hal Pepper, monetary assessment expert with the Centre for Lucrative Agriculture.
“Our goal is to see Tennessee producers capture much more of these grant resources and make profitable price-additional companies,” Pepper explained.” Past calendar year producers in the condition been given twelve awards totaling $2.1 million.”
Pepper claimed grant and matching resources may possibly be employed for setting up functions (these as a feasibility analyze or business or promoting system) or for functioning capital costs linked to producing and internet marketing a benefit-additional agricultural products.
Workshop participants will find out what’s wanted to establish a prosperous application and how to get began in the grant application course of action. Presenters will demonstrate how to comprehensive the software and how proposals are reviewed and scored. A grant writer and enterprise planner will give suggestions, and a producer who formerly acquired a VAPG award will talk about classes acquired from the knowledge.
Sessions will get started at 10 a.m. EST and finish by 4:30 p.m. There is no price to attend, but pre-registration is necessary.