Extension sets class on "Free Money" for farmers


Are you a farm owner who wonders if there are grants that could support your farm business?
Come to a program on December 14, 10am-noon at the CCE Extension Center, 173 South Grand Street, Cobleskill.
"Free Money?" will help you understand common grant terminology and rules, learn how to predict your project's likelihood of receiving useful funding for your farm so that you don't waste time on low probability or high cost proposals, and provide information about existing programs, and where to look for information about funding.
The program is offered by the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program and is free. Register at the ENYCH site: http://enych.cce.cornell.edu/events.php.
The instructor is Elizabeth Higgins, Ag Business Management Extension specialist for the Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program.
Mrs. Higgins has over 15 years' experience grant-writing and project management, and has assisted growers in New York and Louisiana in successfully applying for USDA and NYS grants, including the NYS Beginning Farmer Grant and the Value Added Producer Grant, and frequently serves on USDA grant review panels.