Title: Farm Grant Opportunities: Meet & Greet
Date & Time: Thursday October 18, 2018 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Bellewood Acres, 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden
Funding your dreams can be one of the trickier parts of growing your farm. Many farmers are not aware of all the resources available for financial support. Whatcom Conservation District and Cloud Mountain Farm center are organizing a networking event on Oct 18th as part of the Whatcom Farm Speaker Series. Come make direct connections with funding agencies and hear a panel of successful grant recipients from the local farm community.
The purpose of the event is to bring together organizations that are working to enhance agriculture in Whatcom County, to share information on local grant programs, and provide networking opportunities for local farmers to get their questions answered. This event is organized so to help local farmers will gain an understanding of what grant opportunities are available and what funders are looking for. Get all your questions answered in face-to-face interactions with representatives from local, state and federal programs, agricultural initiatives, and commercial or private foundations.
Grant Representatives: Aneka Sweeney and Katie Pencke (Whatcom Conservation District), Joy Hawley (Natural Resources Conservation Service), Darcy Maldonado (Farm Service Agency), Brandon Hoffman (USDA Rural Development), Jeff Voltz (NW Ag Business Center), Mia Devine (SPARK NW), Alex Smith (Sustainable Connections), Gabe Epperson (Whatcom Land Trust), Sean D’agnolo (Whatcom County PDR), Margaret Gerard (Co-op Farm Fund)
Farmer Panelist: Mathew McDermott (Alluvial Farms), Ellie Duncan (Birchwood Community Farm Stand), Melissa Moeller (Misty Meadows Farm), Robin Probst (Robin’s Nest), Mia Davine (Small Acres Farm).