By Sophia Lada
Capital News Service
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced a grant opportunity for regional and value-added food systems that support local farmers, community health and the economy.
Competitors for grants of up to $100,000 to promote regional and value-added food systems have until March 18 to apply.
The grants have been awarded annually since 2016.
They’re intended to “help retain, expand, attract or develop agricultural processing” in the state by investing in equipment and technology, access to healthy food,