HUGHESVILLE, Md. (November 5, 2018) The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) is pleased to announce the opening of the next round of the Southern Maryland Farmer Mini-Grant program.

The SMADC Mini-Grant program was first launched in 2017. Since the inception of the program, 39 projects representing diverse farming operations in all 5 Southern Maryland Counties have been approved for funding. Past recipients can be found on the SMADC website and featured on the blog.

Mini-Grant funds can be used for a variety of projects. Examples include the purchase of foundation livestock, purchase of plant stock, marketing and promotion activities, fencing, hoop house, and on-farm upgrades to enhance food safety. SMADC will award up to $2,000 per applicant for qualified projects, with a one-to-one dollar match by the farmer. Administrative expenses and events are not eligible for program funding.

Applications for this round will be accepted from November 1, 2018 and close January 1, 2019. To access the SMADC Farmer Mini-Grant Program information (criteria, guidelines, and application form), visit 'Farmer Resources' to find the 'Farm Grants' page at www.SMADC.com

See the Mini-Grant Information Page HERE

Access the SMADC Mini-Grant Submission Form HERE