Thursday, January 26, 2017

Weekend Weather and Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program Webinars

Behind the cold front entering the region in the overnight, temperatures a few degrees lower than normal can be expected for the next several days, with lows in the low to mid 40s (some upper 30s) and highs in the low to mid 60s.  There should be a slight warmup to normal readings beginning Wednesday.  We will monitor and be back with updates, should we note any significant changes in the forecast.


The message below has information on a couple of upcoming USDA – Ag Marketing Service webinars.  One covers upcoming funding that will be available for Farmers Markets and Local Food marketing and the one addressing the procedure for applying for USDA/AMS grants.


Please let me know if you have any questions.


Thank you,  


Gary K. England

Regional Specialized Extension Agent/Director

Hastings Agricultural Extension Center

595 E. St. Johns Ave.

P.O. Box 728

Hastings, FL 32145-0728

(904) 692-4944

(904) 692-4673 Fax


From: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service []
Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2017 11:47 AM
To: England,Gary Keith <>
Subject: Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program Webinars


Local Foods

Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program Webinar

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:30 PM EST - 4:30 PM EST

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the availability of $27 million in grants to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program.

AMS will host a webinar to help farmers, producers groups and other potential applicants to understand the program requirements.

Topics covered in the presentation include an overview of the program objectives, eligibility and basic information about the application process. Training Webinar

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:30 PM EST - 4:30 PM EST is the website where federal grant-making agencies go to post grant funding opportunities and where the public goes to find and apply for those opportunities. The goal of the presentation is to provide information on how to use the website to apply for AMS grant programs. 

Topics covered in the presentation include the registration process in Duns & Bradstreet, tracking a submitted application, how to find (search)  for funding opportunities and how to apply for those opportunities.

, on behalf of: USDA Agricultural Marketing Service · 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. · Washington, DC 20250

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