Specialty Crop Grant Opportunities | Vermont Business Magazine

Specialty Crop Grant Possibilities

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food stuff, & Markets (VAAFM) announces $500,000 in grant funds to strengthen Vermont’s specialty crop industries and producer associations. Two funding opportunities are readily available:

2022 Vermont Specialty Crop Block Grant Software: Grant funds will enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops by leveraging attempts to market place and promote specialty crops, assisting producers with investigation and advancement, increasing availability and obtain to specialty crops, or addressing area, regional, and nationwide challenges for producers. Any entity may well use, but tasks should reward far more than just one specialty crop enterprise, individual, or business.

Specialty Crop Producer Affiliation Grant: This grant possibility will help producer associations that provide specialty crop businesses. Eligible applicants are producer associations, cooperatives, and teams of producers/corporations. Service vendors that serve producer associations, cooperatives, and teams of producers are also eligible. This grant is doable thanks to extra federal funding from a COVID-19 associated stimulus bill.

The deadline to utilize for both of those options is February 27, 2022, at 11:59 p.m.

This Northeast ethereal Company Innovation Center grant will fund initiatives that lower the environmental impacts of dairy product and source chain packaging and enhance marketability of dairy products. Grant resources are out there to tasks alongside the spectrum of study, growth, and implementation at a wide range of scales. Dairy processors, dairy producer associations and enterprises/corporations in production, dairy source chain, or establishments sectors that husband or wife with dairy processors are invited to implement. Grants readily available of $75,000 – $350,000.

Deadline to Use: Mar. 17

Community Supported Agriculture Grant

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Meals & Marketplaces is now accepting apps for the Community Supported Agriculture Grant. This aggressive grant is open to accredited childcare suppliers and afterschool courses who want to incorporate far more regional meals into their plans.

Thriving grantees will obtain a grant to protect 80 per cent of the price of a CSA or farm share from the Vermont farm of their choosing. The utmost grant award is $1,000. Priority will be provided to applicants who have not been given this grant in the earlier.

Deadline to Apply: Feb. 18 @ Midday

The evolving pandemic has brought to light-weight the relevance of promoting agri-foodstuff merchandise in neighborhood markets, purchasing regionally sourced supplies, and offering direct to individuals. Join French-speaking companions to explore modern strategies to make it less difficult for people, holidaymakers, and businesses to buy community. These initiatives encourage regional products and solutions and limited distribution chains to restrict the selection of go-betweens and carry producers in nearer speak to with customers. The initially hour of this free webinar will be in English and the second hour will be in French.

Webinar: Feb. 15 @ 11 a.m.

The 40th once-a-year NOFA-VT Winter season Conference, Dream Into Being, is an invitation to pause, collectively desire the agricultural long term we very long for, and study collectively about seeds to plant right now to improve the fruits of tomorrow. Every yr, the Winter Meeting supplies a valuable option for all foodstuff-technique employees, activists, and fans to participate in a lively neighborhood function by sharing strategies, methods, and competencies. It is a time to celebrate, gather, and join around the winter season. This year’s conference is on the net, showcasing interactive workshops, a showcased speaker collection, trivia evening, a movie screening, and much more!

Winter Meeting: Feb. 17- Mar. 5

Vermont Pay for Phosophorus Program Applicaiton Deadline January 31st

 

https://agriculture.vermont.gov

Maria Flores

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