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USDA invests more than $ 2.7 million to support Kansas business, strengthening America’s rural economy

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Grants for Agricultural Business Development in Kansas

Kansas businesses will receive USDA grants. (Photo: Flickr)

TOPEKA, Kansas – Acting Kansas Director of Rural Development Dan Fisher, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), today announced that the Department is investing $ 2.77 million in grant funding to help rural businesses in 12 Kansas communities.

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture is committed to helping rural agricultural enterprises expand and diversify their products,” Fisher said. “Today’s investments will help companies hire more workers and attract new customers. It will help entrepreneurs and farmers create jobs, grow businesses and find new and better markets for the goods they produce. ”

Specific funding for 12 Kansas communities:

  • The grant is $ 745,476 will support partnerships on job accelerators to improve the ability of rural communities to create high-paying jobs, accelerate the creation of new businesses and help rural communities maximize local assets. Neosho County Community Collegehigher education institution, cooperates with Southeast Kansas Workslocal labor development council, and Shanuta Regional Development Office, an economic development organization to renovate the 24,000-square-foot Neosho County Innovation and Technology Center (NCITC) to provide advanced manufacturing training, business development support and programming for entrepreneurs. The program will provide training to 50 students and support 75 community partners during the first year of activity.
  • The grant is $ 237,342 will be used for expansion Front Range YakcoA line of packaged and frozen yak meat products, diversifying into new markets and increasing sales. Working capital for the village Lenora the company will be used for marketing, travel, additional raw materials and materials for processing. As a result of the project, two jobs will be created.
  • Grant $ 210,000 will help expand Central Pasture Company‘s product line of packaged lamb meat, diversify into new markets and increase sales. Working capital for the village Lawrence the company will be used to handle deliveries, storage and execution costs. As a result of the project, two jobs will be created.
  • The grant is $ 249,996 will be used for expansion The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and NebraskaThe line of beef products in cryopacked form, diversifying into new markets and increasing sales. Working capital will be used for materials processing, marketing and coverage, sales support, licensing, project management, e-commerce and raw materials improvement. The project will create two and a half jobs.
  • The grant is $ 249,915 will be used for expansion Fresh Farm Headquarters CooperativeFruits, vegetables, beef, pork, chicken, cheese and locally produced eggs for retail sale. Working capital funds will be used to staff, expand their farm division program and create a la carte retail options for this Kansas City, Kansascompany.
  • A grant of $ 250,000 will be used for expansion Z&M Twisted Vines Wines and Winerysolid cider product. Working capital will be used for staffing, marketing and logistics for this Livenworth company.
  • The grant is $ 48,813 will be used for expansion Burning barrel‘s farm to the table legacy breed pork operation. For this purpose working capital will be directed to meat processing, supply, marketing and distribution Lecamptan business.
  • The grant is $ 49,999 will be used for expansion Garden Pat and Rachel operation for the sale of canned food, frozen and freeze-dried vegetables, greens, fruits and soups. The funds will be used to expand processing capacity, marketing and supplies for this Olate business.
  • Grant of 184 thousand dollars will be used for expansion Schenker family farms“The product lines of packaged beef, lamb, pork and chicken are diversifying into new markets and increasing sales. Working capital will be used to market, package, supply and streamline the supply chain of this McCoon business.
  • A grant of $ 250,000 will be used for expansion Diamond Food Service C‘s facility to process beef and pork, diversify into new markets and increase sales. Working capital will also go to goods, wages, utilities and advertising. As a result of this project, five jobs will be created in it Atchisan business.
  • The grant is $ 48,850 will be used for expansion Blackberry Moon ProduceFresh retail-packed local vegetable businesses by diversifying into a new market of products for the immediate customer and increasing sales. Working capital will be used for supplies, website, advertising and labeling. As a result of this project, one job will be created Columbus business.
  • A grant of $ 250,000 will be used for expansion Boot Hill DistilleryReady-to-eat canned and bottled craft cocktail lines are diversifying into new markets and increasing sales. Working capital will be used for marketing, processing supplies and distribution costs. As a result of the project, one job will be created Dodge City business.

Background:

The programs used for this funding include Grant for Rural Innovation in a Stronger Economy (RISE).s and Value-added producer grants.

These programs are part of a suite of business and cooperative services that are projected to help create or maintain more than 50,000 jobs in rural America in America through investments made in fiscal 2021.

Under the leadership of the Biden-Harris administration, rural development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life of millions of Americans in rural areas. This assistance supports the improvement of infrastructure; business development; housing; public facilities such as schools, public safety and health; and high-speed Internet access in rural, tribal and poor areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov. If you want to subscribe to the U.S. Department of Agriculture update, visit our website GovDelivery subscriber page. Follow us on Twitter at @RurDev_Kansas.

-USDA Rural Development Kansas


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