Green Grants

Green Grants is a pilot program empowering local farmers with the necessary skills to research and apply for agricultural grants.

Need

  • Average age of a farmer – 57
  • Federal Grants available for farmers online – 299
  • Farms in Missouri – 108,000
  • Percentage of farms in Northeast Missouri with Internet access – 50-55%

Action

  • Teach computer and research skills
  • Identify potential grants
  • Explain budget creation and method research
  • Assist farmers in grant writing techniques

Results

  • Scott, our pilot project farmer, received vital skills necessary for applying for and researching grants.
  • Through Scott, we have developed contacts to expand the program to more local farmers.
  • A partnership with TSU’s agricultural science department was forged to provide expertise and resources to local farmers.

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