Green Grants is a pilot program empowering local farmers with the necessary skills to research and apply for agricultural grants.
- 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%
- Teach computer and research skills
- Identify potential grants
- Explain budget creation and method research
- Assist farmers in grant writing techniques
- 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.