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Funding, Financing, and Grant Writing for Local Foods Development

Friday, February 16, 2018 -
9:30am - 3:00pm
MSU Extension - Lowndes County
485 Tom Rose Road
Columbus, MS 39701

9:30 am - What grants are out there? Are they right for me?

Susan Lawrence, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce
Tim Wilson, Farm Service Agency

10:30 am - Grant Writing 101 – Designing a Winning Proposal

The words Funding, Financing, and Grant Writing for local food development and  tomatoes, radishes, carrots, garlic, knife, and meat in background.

Mississippi State University Extension

Noon – Lunch onsite

1:00 pm - Financing- Preparing to borrow money.

Hamp Beatty, MSU Center for Government and Community Development


1:45 pm - How to impress your lender.

Will Corder - Bankfirst

2:30 pm - Finding Money – Sponsorships, Crowd Sourcing, Fundraising.

Jan Miller, Mississippi Main Street and Friends

Additional Information:

Registration Fee $25: Deadline to Register – February 9 – Questions Call 662-325-3141

Mail Checks to:

Center for Government and Community Development
Mississippi State University Extension
Box 9643, Mississippi State, MS 39762

Registration form in PDF above.

Department: Ext Ctr for Government & Comm Devel
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Portrait of Dr. Rachael Carter
Extension Instructor
Community Development, Tourism, Economics and Natural Resource Policy