USDA Value Added Grant Writing Workshop is May 4


Valley Food Coop shelves of food

Value Added Food Products displayed at the Alamosa Valley Food Coop.

The Adams State University Community Partnerships will host a grant writing workshop led by Donald Nunn, USDA Rural Development Cooperative Loan Specialist. The workshop will be from 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in McDaniel Hall room 317. Attendees will learn how they may be eligible and how to apply for a USDA value added grant. The event is free and open to the public.

The Value Added Producer Grants (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. You may receive priority if you are a beginning farmer or rancher, a socially-disadvantaged farmer or rancher, a small or medium-sized farm or ranch structured as a family farm, a farmer or rancher cooperative, or are proposing a mid-tier value chain. Grants are awarded through a national competition.

Free parking spaces, in designated area, are available in front of the ASU Community Partnerships Building or park on Edgemont Blvd. or Richardson Ave.

Call ASU Community Partnerships at 719-587-7230 for more information regarding this event.