Nearly 60 farmers, agribusiness owners and others involved in the agriculture industry accessed information on a variety of funding and loan programs at today’s Agricultural Grant Opportunity Workshop, sponsored by State Senator Patty Ritchie and the Jefferson County Agricultural Development Council.
“From young people just starting their careers to people who have been farmers their entire lives, the group in attendance at today’s workshop was as diverse as the agriculture industry itself,” said Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Senator Patty Ritchie.
“I’m thrilled that along with the Jefferson County Agricultural Development Council, we were able to provide agribusiness owners with vital information they need to expand their businesses, create jobs and benefit the region’s economy as a result of their efforts.”
Held at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County, the free event offered information on funding opportunities in a variety of areas including wineries, cider and craft brewing, dairy profit teams, research and development grants, energy efficiency and USDA grants and loans.
Those who were unable to attend today’s event can order a DVD of the workshop by clicking here.