Maximizing the Value of Agricultural Resources Should you have any questions, feel free to contact John Vanderwerken, Program Coordinator, at 518-853-7013 or email him at email@example.com
ENCOURAGE the continued use of productive farmland for agricultural use. IMPROVE the economic sustainability of agriculture in Montgomery County through increased marketing options, alternative crops, value added processing, and identifying other opportunities. PROMOTE expansion and relocation of agribusinesses in Montgomery County. INCREASE agriculture viability and probability within Montgomery County. FOCUS on the needs of local farms and agribusinesses to facilitate solutions that are in balance with technical, financial, and ecological resources. EDUCATE the public about the business of agriculture.
MONTGOMERY county agriculture Microenterprise program (mcamp) pre-application
Montgomery County, in conjunction with Montgomery County Business Development Center and Montgomery County Soil & Water, is applying for a $200,000 grant through the New York State Office for Housing and Community Renewal. If awarded, The County’s Agriculture Microenterprise Program (MCAMP) will target small agriculture businesses by providing much-needed working capital for start-up ventures or expansion of existing agriculture businesses.
The County anticipates assisting upward of 12 new or expanding businesses with local MCAMP grants. Businesses that qualify are eligible to receive grants ranging from $5,000 - $25,000 for their start-up or expansion projects. Grants are intended as working-capital for equipment, inventory and operation, NOT for construction.
Please take the time to fill out this pre-application here.