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USDA Value-Added Producer Grant Information Session

Mon 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Financial and Accounting

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USDA Rural Development in cooperation with MSU Extension, MSU Product Center, and Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center is holding an information session on the USDA Value-added Producer Grant (VAPG) program. 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 while Wendy Wieland, MSU Extension/MSU Product Center, and Annie Olds, Small Business Development Center, will discuss how their organizations can assist businesses with the grant application process, business planning, financial analysis, market research, etc. Please join us to learn if this USDA grant program is the right tool for your farming operation and how local partners can assist with your application.

Speaker(s): Bobbie Morrison, USDA Rural Development Annie Olds, Northwest MI-SBDC Wendy Wieland, MSUE/MSU Product Center

Co-Sponsor(s): USDA,  MSU Extension/MSU Product Center, and Networks Northwest

There is no cost to participate in this webinar; however, pre-registration is required to receive the link to join the actual event. And, it's important to our friends at MSU Extension to ensure to all attendees that programs and material are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status.

Fee: No Cost

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