The North Central USDA Regional Food Business Center is a collaboration of 35 partner organizations, helping to coordinate technical assistance and build capacity for farmers and food businesses in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The Center does this by connecting farmers and businesses together to create new ways of selling and buying food, expanding the amount of food available and the number of people who want to buy it, and strengthening the food systems in the Upper Midwest to address supply chain issues and challenges for small businesses.
Our goal is to transform a region that primarily focuses on commodity and large-scale agriculture into an area that also supports smaller, more resilient farm and food practices, specifically focusing on the development of critical infrastructure for small and mid-size livestock processing, fruit and vegetable processing, and warehouse space and storage operations.
RFSI Program Goal:
Support producers and businesses throughout South Dakota to promote a stronger local and regional food system for the efficient, integrated, reliable, and safe delivery of the products of our number one industry to all South Dakotans.
Please contact CSDED staff to apply for this opportunity or with any questions.
Application Deadline: 11:59 PM CT, March 10, 2024
Grant funds can be used to increase specialty crop consumption and purchasing, expand production and market access, bolster food safety knowledge and processes, improve pest and disease control and environmental sustainability, contribute to new seed variety development, and expand specialty crop research and development.
For assistance with applications or questions please contact CSDED.
This program assists ag producers engage in value-added activities to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities, and increase producer income.
2 Types of grant opportunity's a planning grant and a working capital grant.
Application Deadline: April 11,2024
As a Regional Technical Provider for the RFBC, CSDED will
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