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Assistance for Organizations Aiding Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers & Ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $8.4 million in competitive grants to support the work of partner organizations that provide training, outreach and technical assistance for socially disadvantaged, Tribal and Veteran farmers and ranchers. The goal of this program is to assist underserved farmers and ranchers own and operate farms or ranches. USDA’s Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program, also known as the 2501 Program, is administered by the Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO).  Applications are due by July 29, 2016. More information can be found here.

Claire Cekander

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