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Vaule Added Agriculture Business Workshop

Location

Memphis, TN

Start Date

1/28/2020 9:00 AM

End Time

1/28/2020 4:00 PM

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The University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture is offering three opportunities for training this month to help entrepreneurs develop value-added agricultural businesses. The workshop will focus on USDA’s Value Added Producer Grants (VAPG) program, which helps producers enter into value-added activities related to processing and marketing new products. The workshops will be presented in each grand division of the state on January 28, 29 and 30.

Several Tennessee producers have successfully applied for the VAPG program in previous years and we want to encourage more producers to develop their value-added ideas and submit a grant proposal, explains Hal Pepper, a financial analysis specialist with University of Tennessee’s Center for Profitable Agriculture. This workshop will teach producers about developing a business plan and identifying what’s needed to have a successful value-added enterprise. Participants will learn how to get started in the grant application process by requesting a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number and registering on the System for Award Management (SAM) website. Presenters will explain how to complete the application and how proposals are reviewed and scored. Pepper says VAPG grant and matching funds may be used for planning activities or for working capital expenses related to producing and marketing a value-added agricultural product​

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January 28

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1/28/2020 9:00 AM

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1/28/2020 4:00 PM

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