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Get tips on grant writing techniques and procedures that will help secure funding for your projects.

Laurette Tucker, USDA Rural Development Business Specialist, will speak on two particular grants:

USDA Rural Development Value Added Producer Grant

Value Added Producer Grants (VAPG) are for producers who want to add value to their commodities. If you are considering ways to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities and increase income, you may want to consider the VAPG. Beginning farmers or ranchers, socially-disadvantaged farmers or ranchers, small or medium-sized family farms and farmer or rancher cooperatives may receive priority.

Rural Energy for America Program Grant

The Rural Energy for America Program Grant is for businesses and ag producers who would like to decrease the high cost of energy on their business or farm. It provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements.

SELECT A WORKSHOP DATE & LOCATION THAT IS CONVENIENT FOR YOU! (All workshops take place from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)


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May 18 Wedgewood Golf Center • South Boston, VA

June 2 Orange Co Public Works Dept • Orange, VA

June 15 VSU Randolph Farm Pavilion • Petersburg, VA

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Mark Kingman at at (804) 524-5626/TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five (5) days prior to the event.