USDA Rural Development Value-Added Producer Grant Workshop

This seminar provides an overview of Value-Added Producer Grant requirements, which focuses on planning for and conducting farm-based activities to create new products, expand marketing opportunities, and to increase grower income. This session is hosted by MSU Extension, MSU Product Center and the USDA Rural Development. More detailed grant criteria can be found at: USDA VAPG FactSheet

Choose one of the in-person or virtual sessions and register below  :

February 2, 3-5 p.m., Lake MI College Mendel Center, 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
February 3, 10 a.m-12 p.m., MSU Extension Kent County, 775 Ball Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
February 3, 2-4 p.m., Muskegon Career Tech Center, 200 Harvey St., Muskegon, MI 49442
February 7, 1-3 p.m., MSU Extension Ogemaw County, 205 S. 8th St., (County Annex Building,) West Branch, MI 48661 CANCELLED
February 7, 6-8 p.m., VIRTUAL (Link Sent Via Email Before Session)
February 8, 10 a.m-12 p.m., MSU Extension Washtenaw County, 705 Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
February 8, 2-4 p.m., Detroit Partnership for Food, Learning and Innovation, 16745 Lamphere, Detroit, MI 48219
February 9, 2-4 p.m., MSU Extension Gratiot County, 219 N. State St., Alma, MI 48801 CANCELLED
February 14, 2-4 p.m. Waishkey Bay Farm, 10135 Brimley, MI 49715
February 15, 9-11 a.m., Northern Initiatives, 101 W. Washington St., Suite 9, Marquette, MI 49855
February 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m., MSU Extension Houghton County, 1500 Birch St., Hancock, MI 49930 CANCELLED
February 17, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m., MSU Extension Grand Traverse County, 520 West Front St., Traverse City, MI 49684

Cost: FREE


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information, contact Wendy Wieland at or 231-439-8987.