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Growing Your Farm and Food Business Workshops

It is workshop season again! The KCARD Growing Your Farm and Food Business workshops will provide an in-depth understanding of business plan development along with an overview of funding options for farmers and agribusinesses in Kentucky. Each workshop will bring together speakers who work directly with national and state funding programs. Programs from USDA, the Governor's Office of Agricultural Policy, Kentucky State University, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and other agencies will be covered with many of these entities present and available for questions.

There will be a $18 per person fee to attend the workshop, with dinner and educational materials provided. For further information visit the Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development’s Facebook page or contact Kati Bowman at kbowman@kcard.info or 859-415-4909.  

Growing Your Farm and Food Business - Hopkins County

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Time: 4:30pm - 8:30pm local time

Location: 75 Cornwall Drive, Madisonville, KY 42431

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Growing Your Farm and Food Business - Boone County

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Time: 4:30pm - 8:30pm local time

Location: 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington, KY 41005

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Growing Your Farm and Food Business - Adair County

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019

Time: 4:30pm - 8:30pm local time

Location: 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY 42728

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Growing Your Farm and Food Business - Wolfe County

Date: Tuesday, December 10

Time: 4:30pm - 8:30pm local time

Location: 20 North Washington Street, Campton, KY 41301

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Are You Eligible for the USDA Value Added Producer Grant?

The Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) provides planning funds or working capital to farmers who are adding value to their agricultural products. The program generally requires a business plan and pro forma financials to score well, so starting early is a must. Below is a quick guide to help you determine if VAPG is the right fit for your business. Contact KCARD, at (859) 550-3972 or via email at kcard@kcard.info.

Energy Grants and More

Energy Grants and More

This week we are featuring the Kentucky Agricultural Development Funds On-Farm Energy Efficiency Incentives Program, the Rural Energy for America Program Grants, and the Kentucky Proud Promotional Program Grants. 

Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program Webinars

Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program Webinars

This week we are featuring the USDA Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program Grants. If you're interested in applying, check out the three webinars we have shared! These webinars will give you an inside scoop into crafting your grant proposal and government statistics on local food.

Community Food Project Grants and Nutrition Incentive Grants OPEN Early!

Community Food Project Grants and Nutrition Incentive Grants OPEN Early!

USDA opened the Community Food Project Grants and the Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program Grants (formerly FINI) early this year. There is a super short turn around with applications due on June 3rd and 10th respectively. Also, the USDA Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program Grants are open with a deadline of June 18. Click to check out more information about the programs.

Energy Grants and Conservation Cost Shares for Farmers

This week we are featuring the Kentucky Agricultural Development Funds On-Farm Energy Efficiency Incentives Program, the Rural Energy for America Program Grants, the Kentucky Conservation State Cost Share Program, and the USDA-NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program. 

KY Conservation Cost Share and more!

KY Conservation Cost Share and more!

This week we are featuring the Kentucky Conservation State Cost Share Program, the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service's Environmental Quality Incentives (EQIP) Program, and the Kentucky Proud Promotional Grant Program. Please check out more information about each program below.