USDA Value Added Producer Grants Information Sessions

By Terence Bradshaw


The USDA Value Added Producers Grants Program is now open for FY2020. This is a great program available to growers and businesses aimed at helping to scale up or investigate entering the value-added food, fiber, and wood products industries. I have reviewed these grants in the past, and this is an excellent way to help fund the next stage of your farm business. Please see the information below i=on information sessions tio gain more information. –TB

From: Massey, Elijah – RD, Montpelier, VT
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2019 2:42 PM
Subject: VAPG Information Sessions

Good afternoon,

I am writing to follow-up on last week’s notification that USDA Rural Development’s Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program is currently open for FY2020. As indicated, there will be information sessions held in New Hampshire and Vermont to provide folks an overview of the VAPG program, recent adjustments from the current Federal Register Notice, and to address questions about the application process. The dates, times, and locations of these sessions are:

For interested parties located in New Hampshire –

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020.

10:00 am to Noon

Concord Center Building

10 Ferry St., Room 211

Concord, NH 03301

For interested parties located in Vermont –

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020.

10:00 to Noon

Lrg. Conference Room

Green Mountain Power Building

7 Green Mountain Dr.

Montpelier, VT 05602

(please park beyond the fence as the front lot is for State employees)

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding either of these meetings or the program more generally. As a reminder, VAPG program information is available on Rural Development’s website for both Vermont and New Hampshire. Hope to see you at a session!

My best,


Elijah Massey

Business Programs Specialist

Vermont Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coordinator

Rural Development

United States Department of Agriculture

Office: 802-828-6081 | Fax: 855-794-3680

87 State Street, Suite 324

P. O. Box 249

Montpelier, VT 05601 |

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