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Posted on: August 8, 2019

Southern Maryland Agricultural Farmer Mini-Grant Program New Round of Farmer Mini Grants

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The SMADC Board has committed to two more rounds of Southern Maryland Farmer Mini-Grant Program in Fiscal Year 2020! The next round will begin accepting applications July 1,2019 and close August 31, 2019 with awards being made by mid-October, 2019. Please read the CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES carefully before applying.

The projects should be simple in scope and able to be completed relatively quickly. SMADC will award up to $2,000 per applicant for qualified projects, with a one-to-one match by the farmer.

Examples of projects for consideration: Purchase of foundation livestock, purchase of plant stock, marketing and promotion of current farm operation, fencing, hoop house, materials needed for value-added production, and on-farm upgrades to enhance food safety, per compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce safety rule.

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