USDA Value-Added Producer Grant Workshop

Date: May 3, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. to Noon
Location: Van Buren County ISD Conference Center, 419 South Paw Paw Street, Lawrence MI 49064
Contact: Mark Thomas, Ph: 269-370-2978, Email: mthomas@msu.edu

The VAPG program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of bio-based, value-added products.  Generating new products, creating and expanding marketing opportunities, and increasing producer income are the goals of this program.  Bobbie Morrison, USDA Rural Development Business Specialist will provide an overview and requirements of the program. 

Joanne Davidhizar and Mark Thomas, MSU Extension/MSU Product Center will discuss how the respective organizations can assist businesses in their grant application process.  Attend to learn if this USDA grant program is the right tool for your farming operation and how local partners can assist with your application. 

This is a free program.2016_MSUE_VAPG_Wkshp_Flyer_Lawrence.pdf

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