2016 Ag Grants Workshops

UW-Extension in partnership with USDA, SARE, DATCP and Michael Fields Agricultural Institute will host 4 one-day Agricultural Grants Workshops at 4 different locations around the state to help farmers learn about potential grants, as well as cost-share programs and other financing options.

The workshop consists of five main components:

  • An overview of agricultural grants, grant writing and what makes a strong grant proposal.
  • A lunch-time presentation from a local grant awardee talking about his/her grant experience.
  • Description and overview of Ag Grants from grant managers for USDA Value Added Producer Grant, USDA-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant, USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant, and WI-DATCP Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant.
  • A hands-on group exercise that allows participants to review actual proposals and practice grant-writing.
  • Information on other financial options (such as FSA loans, traditional bank loans and NRCS cost-share programs) specific to Wisconsin.

Each workshop will run from 9:30am (registration at 9:00am) to 4:00pm.  Lunch is included as part of the $15 registration fee.

Dates and Locations

Wednesday, September 14th – Northwestern WI – Barron
CONTACT: TIM JERGENSON at tim.jergenson@ces.uwex.edu or (715) 537-6250

Wednesday, October 5th – Western WI – Richland Center
CONTACT: ADAM HADY at adam.hady@wisc.edu or (608) 647-6148

Thursday, October 6th – Southeastern WI – East Troy
CONTACT: LEIGH PRESLEY at leigh.presley@wisc.edu or (262) 857-1948 or 262-767-2905

Tuesday, October 11th – Eastern WI – New London
CONTACT: GREG BLONDE at greg.blonde@wisc.edu or (715) 258-6231

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