The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development invites you to participate in a free webinar on the application process for the Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Program.
Rural Development is currently accepting applications for this program, which provides grants to develop new products from raw agricultural products or to expand marketing opportunities for value-added products.
Farmers, ranchers, and owners of producer-based rural small businesses in Oregon that plan to apply for the VAPG Program this year are encouraged to attend the webinar to learn more about the application process.
What: FY 2021 Value Added Producer Grant Webinar
When: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Noon - 1:00 pm
How: Register today
The webinar will provide additional information about the program and the FY 2021 application process for potential applicants. Topics covered during the webinar will include:
- An overview of the program
- Application deadlines
- Eligibility criteria
- Definition of value-added products
- Eligible uses of grant funds
- Details on how to apply
For questions, contact Erika Moellmer, Value Added Producer Grant Coordinator, (503) 414-3333. Additional information about the current application window is also available on page 83038 of the December 21, 2020, Federal Register and the corrections included on page 55 of the January 4, 2021, Federal Register.