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Grant writing workshop for local food promotion scheduled

Posted 3/23/2015

Training offered to assist individuals with the application process

The Regional Rural Development Centers in cooperation with the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) have developed workshop materials and resources focused on improving the funding success rate of applicants to USDA AMS grant programs, specifically the Farmers Market Promotion Program and the Local Food Promotion Program.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is participating in this project by offering this free training program on April 7 from 1-5 p.m. to assist individuals and organizations in their efforts to secure AMS resources to further the provision of local foods.

The training will take place at Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev. This training is offered free but registration is required. To register, visit For more information, please email or call Carol Bishop at 702-397-2604 x1.

These workshops are funded by the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service and facilitated by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The project is coordinated by the USDA-NIFA Regional Rural Development Centers. Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance must call or notify Carol Bishop at 702-397-2604 X1 at least three days prior to the scheduled workshop.

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