Sustainable Food & Agriculture Grant application period open

Article Published: Feb. 6 | Modified: Feb. 6

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture is calling for proposals for the 2014 Mary Boyer Sustainable Food and Agriculture Grant program.

According to BRWIA, “The purpose of the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Grant is to strengthen our local food system by supporting female farmers, ranchers and processors, who plan to create innovative, sustainable solutions to production or marketing obstacles in the High Country.”

Grant applications are due by March 1, 2014. Two grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded to female farmers, ranchers or processors based in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes or Yancey counties in North Carolina or Johnson County, Tenn., for completing a sustainable food and agriculture project or pursuing educational opportunities in sustainable food and agriculture.

For more information, visit, email ( , or call (828) 386-1537.

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