Over $2 Million in Grant Funding Awarded to Morrison Clients

These past few months have been busy in grant award announcements with more than $2 million awarded from Morrison-submitted applications on behalf of our clients through the USDA Value Added Producer Grant program, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, and the USDA Risk Management Agency Risk Management Education Program.

Included among the successfulawardees was Top O’ The Morn Farms, a California family-owned dairy that produces and markets glass-bottled milk. Top O’ The Morn received Value Added Producer Grant funding to help the dairy expand to a new geographic market and grant funds will help pay for processing, distribution, sales support, and promotions. Michigan Blueberry Growers was also among the list of successful Morrison applicants for the VAPG program. The grower-owned cooperative is receiving grant funding to assist with launching a new value-added blueberry product to a new demographic of customers.

Other successful awardees include North Valley Ag Services, which received nearly $100,000 through USDA’s Risk Management Agency to train Northern California farmers on Quickbooks and financial benchmarking and Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association, which received more than $200,000 through California’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program to promote and market the region’s winegrapes. Congrats to all our successful clients!

About the Author
Toni Scott is a principal at Morrison, which provides business planning (including budgeting, cash flow forecasting, and strategic planning), feasibility studies, interim executive services, recruitment, competitive grant writing and special projects that don't fit into any conventional category. You can contact Toni directly at tscott@morrisonco.net or via telephone at 530-893-4764 ext. 205.

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