Farmers, are you interested in selling to your local schools next season? If so the Kentucky Department of Agriculture is offering a mini-grant to help expand Farm to School sales. The Kentucky Farm to School: Producer Engagement Grants are due on December 14, so if you are interested you need to act fast!
Deadline: December 14, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET
Funding Amount: 10 - $7,000 grants will be awarded
Eligible Entities: Kentucky farmers and producer groups (including farmers markets)
Contact: Email Tina Garland at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Overview: The Kentucky Farm to School: Producer Engagement Grant is a mini-grant designed to help farmers improve their farm to school marketing efforts in Kentucky. Successful projects will build strong partnerships between farmers and local sponsoring food service directors, and address the three C's of comprehensive farm to school plans: Cafeteria, Classroom, and Community. The goals of the grant program are to increase the number of Kentucky farmers marketing to local schools, and to increase the number of school districts buying from local farmers. The grant can be used by farmers and their team for outreach, marketing, supplies, and equipment needed to grow local farm to school engagement.
First appeared in the December 6, 2018 AGFP Funding Blurb.