Two Value Added Producer Grant Workshops will be held in Burlington and Chehalis. The workshops are an opportunity to learn more about the program and get helpful information needed to complete the application. The Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) and Economic Development Association of Skagit County (EDASC) will be present. Please share the attached flyer with your local farmer!
Date: January 8, 2014 – Time: 10:00 – 1:00
Location: Skagit Farmers Supply, Burlington Main Office, 1833 Park Lane, Burlington, WA 98233. Parking and entrance on south side of building.
Date: January 14, 2014 – Time: 9:00 – Noon
Location: USDA Service Center, 1554 Bishop Road, Chehalis, WA
RSVP to: Melanie Drecksel, Senior Loan Specialist at Melanie.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-428-4322 , ext. 158.
The Value Added Producer Grant Program (VAPG) is for farmers who want to add value to their products and sell the end-product to consumers. Examples would be making jam from berries, cheese from milk, etc. The goal is to increase revenue to the farmer through sales of the value added product. Grants can be made for planning or for working capital. Learn more at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_VAPG.html