Carroll, Madison Counties Included in Arkansas Agriculture Pilot Program

    Photo announcing new Pilot Program courtesy Arkansas Department of Agriculture.

    A new program will help some area farmers.

    The Press Release below from the Arkansas Department of Agriculture:

    The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce recipients of the Arkansas Grown Grant for Northwest Arkansas Farmers Pilot Program. This program, created with support from the Walton Family Foundation, offers grant funding to eligible farmers in Benton, Washington, Madison, and Carroll counties who are committed to increasing capacity for wholesale fruit and vegetable production. The overall goal of the pilot program is to increase the amount of locally produced food in the four-county area.
     
    “This pilot program provides funding directly to farmers to improve their operations and increase availability of fresh, locally grown food for consumers,” said Wes Ward, Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture. “The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is honored to assist in the administration of this grant program and looks forward to seeing its positive impacts.” 

    Grants were awarded for eligible expenses to 26 farming operations in the four-county pilot program area. Recipients for the Arkansas Grown Grant for Northwest Arkansas Farmers Pilot Program are: 

    A & A Orchard
    Cochran Gardens
    dH Farm
    Fat Top Farms
    Floraison Farms
    Gifford Gardens
    Greenburrow Farm
    GSS Group
    Hatch Farm
    Hiatt Blueberry Farm
    King Rivers Farm
    McGarrah Farm
    Middle Fork Farm
    Mountain Garden Farm
    Neal Family Farm
    Omnom
    Ozark All Seasons
    Peaceful Warrior Garden
    Plant Spirit Farm
    Rios Family Farm
    Rocky Comfort Natural Farm
    Shimizu Farms
    Snuggle Bug Farm
    Sunny Acres Farm
    Sycamore Bend Farm
    The Farm

    For more information about the pilot program, contact Karen Reynolds at karen.reynolds@agriculture.arkansas.gov or (501) 529-1630. 

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