2015 locations:
· Thursday, September 17th – Western WI – Hixton
· Friday, September 18th – Northern WI – Merrill
· Wednesday, September 23rd – Southeastern WI – West Bend
· Wednesday, September 30th – Southwestern WI – Platteville

Cost is only $15, which includes lunch and all materials. Check out the URL of the flier for registration info for each location.

http://fyi.uwex.edu/sustag/2015/08/10/2015-ag-grants-workshops/

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2015 Agricultural Grants Workshops

UW-Extension in partnership with USDA, SARE, DATCP and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, hosts 4 one-day Agricultural Grants Workshops held at 4 different locations around the state that help farmers and other value-added food entrepreneurs learn about potential grants, get the basics on putting together a strong grant proposal, learn about cost share programs and other financing options.

 

The workshop consists of five main components:

  • An overview of agricultural grants, grant writing and what makes a strong grant proposal.
  • A lunch-time presentation from a local grant awardee talking about his/her grant experience.
  • Description and overview of Ag Grants from grant managers for USDA Value Added Producer Grant, USDA-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant, USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant, and WI-DATCP Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant.
  • A role-playing group exercise that allows participants to review actual proposals and gain hands-on experience at grant-writing.
  • Information on other financial options (FSA loans, traditional bank loans and NRCS cost share programs) specific to Wisconsin.

2015 locations:
· Thursday, September 17th – Western WI – Hixton
· Friday, September 18th – Northern WI – Merrill
· Wednesday, September 23rd – Southeastern WI – West Bend
· Wednesday, September 30th – Southwestern WI – Platteville

Cost is only $15, which includes lunch and all materials. Check out the URL of the flier for registration info for each location.

http://fyi.uwex.edu/sustag/2015/08/10/2015-ag-grants-workshops/