Shenandoah Co. Gets Virginia Agricultural Grant
On Tuesday (2/13/2019), Shenandoah County was a part of an agricultural grant from the Governor’s office.
Governor Ralph Northam awarded the planning grant from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Fund to Augusta, Rockingham, and Shenandoah in all. Shenandoah County is serving as the lead for this project, leveraging an AFID award of $11,885 and an additional $14,000 in local funds.
The AFID planning grant program is helping localities promote the agricultural industry and take advantage of new market opportunities; to this end, area food producers will be given training on how to network with wholesalers, and local governments will be trained on marketing and holding their own foods events. The training will be centered around the Shenandoah Valley Farm2Fork Affair, a successful local foods show scheduled for March 5th, 2019 in Rockingham County.
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