Farm Credit Offers 2023 Grants to Small Producers
Southwest Georgia Farm Credit began the Fresh from the Farm Mini-Grant program 11 years ago with the goal to recognize our regional producers and their contributions to our healthier lifestyles. Over the last decade, the Association has delivered $55,000 in grants to local produce markets and roadside stands. The Fresh from the Farm Grant is just another way for Southwest Georgia Farm Credit to partner with, promote and support local farmers.
The Fresh from the Farm initiative gives reusable shopping bags along with 10 grants each year to farmers who own qualifying produce stands. The program provides cash for grant recipients to enhance their marketing and promotions, like buying ads or developing a website and social media presence.
Fresh from the Farm applications can be downloaded from our website: www.swgafarmcredit.com. Completed applications can be submitted via MAIL: Southwest Georgia Farm Credit, Attention: Fresh from the Farm, 305 Colquitt Highway, Bainbridge, GA 39817 or EMAIL: AKinchen@swgafarmcredit.com. The deadline for submitting applications is April 14, 2023.
Headquartered in Bainbridge, Georgia, Southwest Georgia Farm Credit supports farmers, farm businesses, and rural property owners, providing safe, sound, dependable financing. The Association is part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of agricultural and rural lending institutions cooperatively owned by their borrowers. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm, through its constant commitment to competitive lending and expert financial services.