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The points of contact between Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service and the grower & business communities are the NJ County Agricultural Agents. The agents are a tremendous source of information for both new and experienced growers. Visit your local county extension office.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Grant Funds Available - NJ & PA Farm Marketer Cooperators Sought for Training Grant Application

Grant Funds Available for Farm Merchandising & Customer Service Training - A regional food system consultant is developing a Workforce Development Grant proposal focusing on farm market operations in need of merchandising and customer service training. Farms with full and part-time employees can submit a simple application to request training that will be delivered by farm marketing industry experts on topics such as:
  • Food & Farm Merchandising - Display Techniques
  • Farm Stand & Market Customer Service Strategies
  • Food Safety in Farm Markets
  • Effective Communication for Farm Marketers
  • Office, Team Building Skills, and other Professional Training
If you are interested in the training, or possibly participating as a cooperator in the grant application process, please contact or call 585-750-0182. More information is also available at:
--Rick VanVranken