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Small & Socially Disadvantaged Producers Grant – Program Overview
Posted By Armando Arrastia On April 21, 2014 @ 4:58 pm In | Comments Disabled
The Kentucky State University (KSU) College of Agriculture Food Science and Sustainable Systems (CAFSSS) has received a Small Socially-Disadvantaged Producer Grant (SSDPG) from United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Cooperative Service with the goal of increasing participation of small and socially disadvantaged producers (SSDPs) in USDA programs and providing need-based technical assistance.
While Kentucky’s SSDPs are highly enthusiastic about farming, they face numerous challenges that make it difficult to sustain a farm and agricultural business. These include:
Hurdles like these have made it extremely difficult for SSDPs to sustain their farming operations and participate in innovative agricultural practices. This one-year pilot project is designed to:
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