Requesting Programs for Trade Show Guidance Grants

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Foods & Marketplaces is inviting Vermont agricultural and forestry enterprises to use for Trade Display Support Grants (TSAG). These grants supply corporations with resources to identify, prepare, exhibit, and promote their Vermont products and solutions at out-of-condition trade shows or virtual shows concentrating on out-of-state purchasers. These matching grants can mitigate the money dangers connected with exhibiting at trade shows, which supply outstanding options to community with wholesale buyers. 
 
Funding may well be applied to reimburse up to 50% of the adhering to expenditures: vacation promoting property and booth design and style registration fees booth costs furnishings utilities delivery/freight and other marketing charges (samples, printing, and many others.). Applicants may perhaps include up to 5 trade reveals in their yearly trade clearly show promoting program, requesting a whole of amongst $2,000 and $5,000 in qualified reimbursements for exhibits that just take location between April 1, 2023 and March 31, 2024. Organizations may possibly not utilize for funding to assist attendance at trade shows they have previously attended 5 or much more periods. 
 
Suitable applicants are Vermont-primarily based agricultural and forestry firms that meet up with the subsequent conditions: (1) Business is registered with the Vermont Secretary of State and has been in enterprise for over one particular year (2) Business or its headquarters are found inside Vermont (3) Enterprise has three or a lot more wholesale accounts (4) Business’ products meet up with the Vermont Nearby Definition as defined in Act 129. 
 
The application will be open up from December 15, 2022 via January 31, 2023. For queries regarding this grant possibility, remember to make contact with Kristen Brassard at kristen.brassard@vermont.gov.

Local Food Purchase Assistance Program
Regional Food Obtain Help Grant Closes December 12th

The application for the Area Foods Buy Help Grant closes December 12th. This funding assists Vermont farms, food producers, and corporations, order food items from socially disadvantaged farmers and producers. 

$200,000 is out there. There is no least or maximum award amount, requests should really align with project plans. 

Review the Request for Applications for full details. 

Application Deadline: December 12th

On-Farm Slaughter Workshop
Sign up for Rural Vermont and Mary Lake at Argyll Farm in Bennington for an on-farm slaughter and processing workshop. 

The workshop will give updates to condition and federal laws regarding on-farm slaughter and individuals will master how to humanely slaughter and effectively butcher and course of action a lamb. 

Tickets are $40, progress registration is expected. 

Workshop: Sat. Dec. 17th from 9:30-3:00pm

Act 250 Engagement Discussion

You are invited to sign up for a general public meeting concerning Act 250 and Accessory On-Farm Businesses hosted by the Agency of Agriculture, Foods & Marketplaces.

This is an possibility to focus on the draft recommendations for the State Legislature on how to apply Act 250 jurisdiction to agricultural enterprises. A final report will be introduced by January 15th.

You can join the meeting on Microsoft Teams, the password is zYivon.

Assembly: December 8th at 6:00pm

Incorporating Agritourism functions on your farm has the opportunity to diversify and maximize farm earnings when acquiring extra meaningful interactions with your shoppers and providing them a opportunity to find out about farming. Having said that, choosing what to do and how to get began can usually sense overpowering. 

This 7 days on the blog, we’re sharing a few of our beloved resources to support as you get started (or increase) your agritourism organization. 

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WLEI Primary Producer Grant