MO Dept of Ag Offering Grants for Promoting Farmer’s Markets
According to a new release from the Missouri Department of Agriculture, grant funding is available for reimbursement of expenses associated with promoting Missouri’s farmers’ markets.
According to the press release:
This competitive grant program will provide funds to farmers’ markets for promotional pieces that provide awareness to communities about farmers’ markets in their area. The grant will also fund advertisements that improve understanding of raising food and promote agriculture in those communities.
Eligibility requirements include:
- Must meet the United States Department of Agriculture definition of a market.
- Be located in Missouri
- Register as a member of the Missouri Grown program
Examples of qualifying expenses may include permanent signage, billboards, radio spots, print advertisement or graphic design.
The maximum award amount for each farmers’ market is $1,000. Applications are due Feb. 14, 2020. To apply, visit the Farmers’ Market Promotion Matching Grant Program page for a full list of program requirements, a grant timeline and printable application.