USDA is accepting applications for its Community Food Project (CFP) grant for projects assisting low income individuals and communities in developing local and independent food systems. $9 million in total funding is available for projects ranging from $10,000 to $300,000 and lasting up to 36 months. A 1:1 match is required. Application deadline is March 17, 2015.
USDA’s Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Outreach Grant Program (2501) is currently accepting applications for projects that assist socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers and ranchers in owning and operating farms and ranches while increasing their participation in agricultural programs and services provided by the USDA. $9.1 million is available for projects up to $400,000. Applications are due April 13, 2015.
Early Bird registration has opened! Click the button below to get your discounted tickets. Prices will increase March 20th, 2015. Hands-on sessions are offered as separate tickets (no fee) and are only available to registered conference attendees.
Vendors, please click “Buy Tickets” to reserve your table space. We are offering a limited number of spaces because registration is capped at 150 attendees.
We invite you to join us on our planning call tomorrow to discuss topics, speakers, and format of the conference. Call in at 2pm CST to (eight six six) 614-2162 – Access code: 987- one one four – 7244.
If you’re not able to join us, or would like to preview the draft schedule, please take a look at the link below. Keep in mind this is a working draft, and changes should be expected.
USDA’s NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) is accepting letters of intent for its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) until April 2, 2015. Full proposals are due June 4, 2015.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting sign-ups for its Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) until February 27th, 2015. CSP provides financial resources for good land management practices.