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
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!
Business Programs Specialist
Vermont Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coordinator
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
www.rd.usda.gov/nh | www.rd.usda.gov/vt
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