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US: Greener Fields Together announces grant for local farms

Greener Fields Together™, the sustainability and local produce initiative created by PRO*ACT, the produce supply-chain management company, is proud to announce Cultivating Change, a grant program for local farms. Through Cultivating Change, local growers are eligible to apply for grants ranging from $3,000 to $10,000. The grants will be funded on an annual basis to qualifying growers through an online voting platform and industry review panel.

Cultivating Change grants are available to support local farmer efforts to improve their businesses in four categories:
  • Certifications – Food safety audits, Organic, Non-GMO Project, Biodynamic, Fair Trade, etc.
  • Infrastructure – Equipment and facility upgrades, logistics, Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), etc.
  • Capacity Building – Food safety/GAP improvements, continuing education, etc.
  • Marketing/Communications – Marketing materials/support, website and social media platform development, label and packaging upgrades, etc.
Farmers interested in applying for a Cultivating Change grant can do so between Sept. 1, 2015 and Oct. 31, 2015, at www.greenerfieldstogether.com. There, applicants can customize their profile page with photos and stories from their farms for online sharing as part of the online voting and peer review process.

For more information:
Mary Wright-Rana
Greener Fields Together
Tel: +1 831-658-1907
Email: mwrightrana@greenerfieldstogether.org

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