Farmer Grants!

Vermont Farm Women’s Fund Grants
Deadline: October 25, 2009.
The Vermont Farm Women’s Fund (VFWF) is offering its next round of grants to help women farmers improve their businesses or become more involved in agricultural policy development. The fund provides two kinds of awards: Farm Business Development awards provide support for education and travel related to helping recipients improve some aspect of their business. Leadership Development awards provide support to help women farmers develop skills, access and opportunities to provide leadership in agricultural policy development. Farmers can use awards to help research and develop new products; conduct feasibility studies; and to attend workshops, conferences and classes to learn new marketing, business management and value-added production skills and knowledge. Additionally, applicants for either award may request funds to help defray associated travel, childcare, and replacement labor. Grants are capped at $750. Average award size to date has been $608. Visit Vermont Farm Women’s Fund for more information. Click on the “Upcoming Deadlines and Applications” link on the left to get to the online application form. Or, you can request an application package by calling 802-223-2389×15.
Southern SARE Invites Producer Proposals
Deadline: November 24, 2009
The call for proposals have been released for the 2010 Southern Region SARE Producer Grants. Proposals are due by November 15, 2009. Obtain the calls at: Southern SARE producer grants are only open to farmers and/or ranchers or producer organizations. Any farmer/rancher or producer organization in the US Southern Region is eligible to apply for the grants which have maximums of $10,000 for individual producers and $15,000 for producer organizations to be used within two years. The Southern Region is comprised of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the U.S.Virgin Islands.

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