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March 27, 2015

Maggie Lawrence, Extension Communications and Marketing Manager

AUBURN, Ala., — Two free grant-writing workshops on the federal Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion programs will be hosted in Alabama this April.

“The training will cover all aspects of grant writing, from developing the initial idea to drafting a proposal and preparing the final application,” said Kristin Woods, a regional Extension food safety agent.

Workshop dates and locations are:

  • April 16 at the Richard Beard Building, 1445 Federal Dr., Montgomery
  • April 28 at the North Alabama Agriplex Heritage Center, 1714 Tally Ho St. SW, Cullman

The workshops run 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so attendees should pre-register online at or by calling (251) 275-3121.

Alabama Extension and the Southern Regional Center for Rural Development are partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service and National Institute for Food and Agriculture to offer the workshops.

The 2014 Farm Bill authorizes $30 million in grants annually through 2018 for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion programs. Funds help develop new market opportunities for farm operations serving local and regional markets.

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