Workshops explain farm bill grants

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Agriculture in conjunction with West Virginia University Extension Service has announced two grant writing workshop opportunities.

The first will be Feb. 18 at the WVU Agricultural and Sciences Building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The second, Feb. 21 at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Jackson County, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The trainings will cover the fundamentals of grant writing to help applicants compete for competitive grants under the 2014 farm bill.

The farm bill has authorized $30 million in grant funding annually through 2018 to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local and regional markets.

This is a free event, but registration is required and is available online. All materials and refreshments will be provided.

The training is open to producers, producer groups, community leaders and agricultural service providers.

The sessions are a collaboration of WVU Extension Service, West Virginia Department of Agriculture, West Virginia State University Extension and Northeast SARE (Northeast Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education) programs.

Details

For more information, contact Dee Singh-Knights, dosingh-knights@mail.wvu.edu, 304-293-7606 or Cindy Martel, cmartel@wvda.us, 304-541-9756.

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