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SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Webinar & Upcoming Grant Writing Workshops

October 17, 2017, 7-8:30 pm CDT
An evening webinar on applying for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) farmer-rancher grants.

SARE Farmer Rancher Grants fund innovative, sustainable solutions to on-farm challenges. Farmers are encouraged to apply!

Join Joan Benjamin and Miranda Duschack to learn how to write a strong proposal and project budget and where to get help.

See the FLYER for webinar access and contacts.

 

Grant Programs And Financial Options For Farmers & Food Entrepreneurs

Are you looking for ways to develop your innovative agricultural business? Join us for a workshop designed to help you identify whether grants or other financial options might be right for you.

     

Wisconsin farmers have used grants to develop value-added enterprises, try out innovative production and marketing techniques, and educate other farmers and the public about sustainable agriculture. But figuring out whether a grant program is right for you and working through the application can be intimidating. This workshop will discuss when grants make sense and cover ways to plan your project and strengthen your application.

Specific grant programs to be covered include:
. USDA’s Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program, which provides planning and working capital funds to farmers and farmer-based enterprises to develop and implement value-added ventures
. USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) grant program, which funds research, and education projects that advance sustainable agriculture
. USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program, which funds endeavors that enhance the competitiveness of Wisconsin Specialty Crops
. Wisconsin’s Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin (BLBW) grant program, which funds projects that increase the demand for and supply of locally produced foods in Wisconsin.

In addition, the workshop will briefly cover USDA cost-share and loan programs for farmers.

Workshop Dates and Locations still available this fall:

Wednesday, October 11th – Northern WI – Bayfield County
Bayfield County UW-Extension, Bayfield County Courthouse, EOC Room, 117 East 5th St., Washburn, WI
To register, contact: Jason Fischbach at mailto:Jason.fischbach@ces.uwex.eduor 715-373-6104 ext 0, 711 for Wisconsin Relay. Registration closes on October 4th.
Español – Para más información sobre este evento, comuníquese con Ariadna Chediak al 715-373-6104.

Thursday, October 12th – Western WI – Jackson County
Jackson County UW-Extension, 227 S 11th St, Black River Falls, WI 54615
To register, contact: Trisha Wagner at mailto:Trisha.wagner@ces.uwex.eduor (715) 284-4257 ext 504, 711 for Wisconsin Relay. Registration closes on October 4th.
Español – Para más información sobre este evento, comuníquese con Trisha Wagner al (715) 284-4257 extensión telefónica 504.

Wednesday, October 18th – Eastern WI – Milwaukee County
Milwaukee County UW-Extension, 9501 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
To register, contact: Eloisa Gomez at mailto:Eloisa.gomez@ces.uwex.eduor 414-256-4640, 711 for Wisconsin Relay. Registration closes on October 11th.
Español – Para más información sobre este evento, comuníquese con Eloisa Gomez al 414-256-4640.
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Friday, October 20th – Central WI – Dane County
Dane County-UW Extension, Room 121 5201 Fen Oak Dr, Ste 138 Madison, WI 53718
Register on-line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/successfully-applying-to-agricultural-grant-programs-registration-37695605571 or contact Claire Strader at Strader.Claire@countyofdane.com or (608) 224-3710, 711 for Wisconsin Relay. Registration closes on October 11th.
Español – Para más información sobre este evento, comuníquese con Barbara Nunez al 608-224-3704.

The registration fee of $15 will cover the cost of lunch and materials.

Scholarships are available to help cover the registration fee.
Please ask for more information from your local contact.
If you are interested in attending and need accommodations, please let your local registration contact know.

PRINTABLE FLYER HERE

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The workshops are sponsored by UW-Extension, USDA, DATCP, and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute.