cooperative business development
NCDC Mini Grant Applications Available
2016 Grant Application PDF
2016 Grant Application Word Document
Application period open until September 1, 2016
Contact Information: Jim Crandall (308-995-3889 firstname.lastname@example.org) Elaine Cranford (402-472-1748 email@example.com)
Buy Fresh Buy Local Nebraska is seeking a skilled and passionate coordinator
More details are available online. Applications are accepted through June 8, 2016. Please share this opportunity with others you know that have a passion for local foods in Nebraska.
USDA Announces over $90 Million Available to Support Local Food Systems, Specialty Crop Producers
WASHINGTON, April 1, 2016 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the availability of more than $90 million in competitive grants to help strengthen local and regional food systems, develop new market opportunities for producers, and support farmers growing fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, flowers and nursery crops (known collectively as specialty crops). These grants programs are administered by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and include the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program, and the Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program.
2016 Value Added Producer Grant Information Webinar
Nebraska Cooperative Development Center at UNL hosted USDA Rural Development Nebraska in a presentation on the 2016 Value Added Producer Grant on May 9th. The VAPG program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of bio-based, value-added products. Generating new products, creating and expanding marketing opportunities, and increasing producer income are the goals of this program.
WEBINAR RECORDING: https://connect.unl.edu/
National Food Entrepreneur Program Seminar
The University of Nebraska Food Processing Center is offering a one-day seminar for all individuals interested in exploring the idea of starting a food manufacturing business. Please encourage interested individuals in your community to attend the “Recipe to Reality” seminar which will be offered on August 13, 2016. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration deadline is July 25, 2016. Entrepreneurs can contact Jill Gifford at 402-472-2819or firstname.lastname@example.org for an information packet.