Casper, Lander workshops offer farmers market, local food grant writing training
Hands-on training for writing grants to promote farmers markets, local food programs and raising specialty crops is offered during April workshops in Casper and Lander.
“Writing grant proposals can be challenging,” said Jennifer Thompson with University of Wyoming Extension and one of the presenters. “Much of the information provided in the conference session in Casper or the workshop in Lander is applicable to anyone interested in writing their first proposal or those who have written one but have not been successful.”
The Casper workshop is 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, as part of the Wyoming Farmers Market Association conference at the Ramkota Hotel. There is a fee associated with the conference. The conference agenda and registration is at www.wyomingfarmersmarkets.org. The link is under “Exciting News.”
The Lander workshop is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Fremont County Library, 451 N. 2nd St. There is no fee to attend. Registration is requested by Friday, April 10, at http://bit.ly/landergrant. Lunch is on your own.
Ted Craig, Wyoming Department of Agriculture specialty grant program coordinator, will discuss the specialty crops program at both workshops.
Thompson, who is UW Extension’s Small Acreage Outreach coordinator, will provide information at both workshops about the farmers market promotion and local food promotion programs.
“We will help attendees think through their project idea or an example project and work through some of the different components they would need to include to communicate well in a good grant proposal,” Thompson said.
Thompson was the grants coordinator with University of Wyoming Extension prior to her current position. She has 15 years grant writing experience.
For more information, contact Thompson at 307-745-3698.