Grant program workshops for farmers and food entrepreneurs set

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Staff | September 10, 2013

Margaret Krome, program director of public policy at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in East Troy, is among the featured speakers at a workshop designed to help farmers and food entrepreneurs successfully apply for agricultural grant programs.

The workshop will cover three USDA grant programs, as well as a Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection program, “Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin.” The workshop will discuss ways to plan a project, strengthen a grant application, and help determine which grants or other financial options are right for individual projects.

The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes lunch. Cost is $15.

It will be offered:

• Tuesday, September 17, at St. Croix County Ag Center, UW-Extension classroom, 1960 8th Ave., Baldwin; to register contact Heidi Doering at or (715) 531-1930 or (715) 531-1947.

• Thursday, October 3 at the James P. Coughlin Center, 625 E. County Highway Y, Oshkosh; to register contact the Winnebago County UW-Extension Office at (920) 232-1970 or (920) 727-8643.

• Thursday, October 17 at the Havenwoods Nature Center, 6141 N Hopkins St, Milwaukee; to register contact the Milwaukee County UW-Extension Office at (414) 256-4600.

• Tuesday, October 22, at the Radisson Conference Center, Wisconsin Room 1 (first floor), 200 Second St S, La Crosse; to register contact the La Crosse County UW-Extension Office at (608)785-9593.

The workshop is sponsored by MFAI, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, USDA: Rural Development, USDA: SARE, University of Wisconsin-Extension, and WDATCP.

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