Value Added Producer Grant Writing Tips

VAPG Reviewers were asked several questions about the applications they reviewed. Here are their suggestions! Check back frequently!

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Farmers' Guide to Applying for the Value Added Producer Grant Program

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition has updated their guide to VAPG's! Check it out!

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2017 National Value Added Agriculture Conference

The 19th annual National Value Added Agriculture Conference will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas, November 14th-16th, 2017. 

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VAPG Application Window Open

Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) applications are now being accepted. Notice was published in the Federal Register on August 29, 2017 with $18 million available.

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VAPG Application Assistance

Applications Now Being Accepted! The USDA announced $18 million available for the 2017 Value Added Producer Grant. Read the Notice of Funds Available, published in the Federal Register August 29, 2017. 

VAPG Frequently Asked Questions

Contact the USDA Rural Development (RD) office in your state - The most recent information on funding availability and applications is available through your state USDA RD Office. If requested, each office will conduct a preliminary review of any application completed in that state.

AgMRC has resources for your grant writing needs:

Grant Opportunities and Information - Understanding grant opportunities

How to Use Grants - Eighteen key points in effectively using grants

Introduction to Grant Writing - How to get started writing your grant

Value-added Agricultural Consultants and Service Providers - List of specialists who have registered on the site to assist in developing or expanding a value-added business

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September 18, 2017
AMES, Iowa — The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is assisting producer groups gathering information to use in applying for USDA Rural Business and Cooperative Service value-added producer grants. AgMRC provides a virtual library of agric...

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