In making Technical Assistance Grants, we aim to balance the limited nature of the funding with the wide-reaching nature of the learning to be had. We cannot give grants to every farmer, but every farmer can benefit from the knowledge gained through those who have received grants.
As we check in with our grant recipients and hear their stories, we will share learnings and tools here. Check in often, and be in touch with any questions!
Adam & Rae applied for technical assistance grant funding to “work smarter, not harder,” creating an organizational infrastructure for a smoother-running and more profitable farm business.
Read about their grant process and outcomes.
Scott Gowers received a technical assistance grant to help in the creation of marketing and production plans for his diversified farm, as well as developing enhanced record-keeping systems for his CSA and pork production.
Michelle & Nathan received a technical assistance grant to help them with the development of an an interactive website and online purchasing platform to take their farm business to the next level.
Before having to close their doors, Grasshoppers Distribution received a technical assistance grant enabling much-needed technical support for farmers interested in gaining access to wholesale markets through Grasshoppers. The grant covered training in post-harvest handling, quality standards, safety, grading, and packaging.