University of Kentucky College of Agriculture

Entrepreneurial Resources

Primer for Selecting New Enterprises for Your Farm

information resource for Value Added Agriculture  (check out Kentucky resources!)

This publication was developed by the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture in cooperation with the Center for Farm Financial Management, with funding from the Minnesota State Legislature.

CVC helps individuals buy homes, finance businesses and learn how to manage money
 RESOURCES:
Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
  Mission:  To strengthen entrepreneurship in Kentucky’s forty-one tobacco-dependent counties.  We want the region to become a hot bed for rural entrepreneurship.
The University of Kentucky has a proven track record of success in collaborating with business & industry to solve problems and bring new technologies, applications and products to the marketplace.
Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants
The Kentucky Center for Agriculture & Rural Development(KCARD) is a non-profit 501(c)-3 organization established to facilitate agricultural and rural business development in Kentucky.
Building the Economy
Impacting Lives
Kentucky State University’s Cooperative Extension Program for Economic Development and Entrepreneurial Outreach supports communities and their residents in building strong, vibrant, and sustainable communities.
  Proudly serving the Kentucky community and surrounding region for 16 years with PC Essentials. Over 15,000 refurbished computers have been redistributed by MTTC, providing a bootstrap to computer literacy for many individuals.
Resources for Entrepreneurs - WIRED 65 Quantum
University of Nebraska- VAPG  template and tools to assist with application
Value-Added Producer Grant Program (ppt)
Types of Grants
 
Value-Added Producer Grants
(VAPG)
 

Rural Development's Business and Cooperative , Housing and Utilities programs include a number of services to assist rural communities and rural residents develop new or expand existing rural businesses, provide financing to purchase or repair single family homes, construct affordable rental housing and fund community water and sewer service or other essential facilities.

 

(Good source of information!)

LIST OF VALUE ADDED PRODUCTION GRANT WRITERS

USDA
NIFA & Rural Development Contacts

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