GreenStone Launches New Program for Young, Beginning, Small Farmers: Grow Forward Grant
GreenStone announces the launch of a new program, Grow Forward Grant. Each year the association will award up to $40,000 in grants to help remove financial barriers and provide educational opportunities to young, beginning, and small farmers developing a career in the industry.
“This initiative supports the value of education to prepare these producers to successfully compete in a highly competitive global marketplace,” said Dave Armstrong, GreenStone President and CEO. “Young, beginning and small farmers are vital to the economic health of rural communities and agriculture.”
To qualify for up to $1,000, applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 35, or farming for less than 10 years, or sustain annual gross sales from agricultural production of less than $250,000, in addition to being an eligible member of the cooperative.
For complete guidelines and the application, visit www.greenstonefcs.com/GrowForwardGrant