VAPG Workshop

United States Senate, USDA and Cornell Cooperative Extension


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USDA Value-Added Producer Grant Workshop

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Office of United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Cornell Cooperative Extension Madison County invite you to attend a workshop to prepare your farm or organization for the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) application period.

The primary goal of the VAPG program is to help agricultural producers create and market new value-added products that can help farmers and ranchers improve their bottom line. Since 2000, VAPG has helped farmers acquire needed equipment, assist with marketing and advertising costs, create business plans, and conduct feasibility studies on various products and growth methods.

This workshop will help potential applicants understand the purpose of the VAPG program, funding priorities, and award evaluation in order to help them prepare successful applications.

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020

Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Cornell Cooperative Extension Madison County

Large Conference Room
100 Eaton St, Morrisville, NY 13408

RSVP to: Kayla Anderson, or (315) 448-0470

Contact for more information:
Grace Bobertz
Central New York Regional Director
Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand or (315) 448-0470

Myron Thurston III, MBA, CFRE

Agricultural Economic Development and Marketing Specialist
Cornell Cooperative Extension Madison County or (315) 684-3001 ext. 126


Myron Thurston
Agriculture Economic Development
315-684-3001 ext. 126

Last updated January 7, 2020