For immediate release
July 10, 2018
Media Contact: Baylee Banks
New Mexico Department of Agriculture
New Mexico Department of Agriculture accepting proposals for funding opportunity
Application deadline is Aug. 15
Las Cruces, New Mexico
NMDA is accepting proposals from anyone in the New Mexico agriculture industry interested in advancing an innovative concept. This is also for advancements in marketing or promotional ideas.
A total of $40,000 is available through the 2018 Agriculture Development and Promotion Funds Program (ADPFP). Individuals, as well as groups working on joint initiatives, are eligible to apply. Aug. 15 is the deadline for proposals.
The ADPFP was designed to promote agricultural growth and rural stability. It also maintains or increases market share for products already on the market. It develops markets for new products and develops value-added products.
Funds may be used to support specialty crops, including fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops. This is in addition to marketing efforts of the livestock industry, including beef, sheep, poultry and other livestock.
Projects outside the normal realm of the businesses’ current activities; having potential impact on others will be favored. ADPFP funds have been used for feasibility studies, promotional and advertising campaigns and field trials/days. Start-up costs and the purchase of land, equipment and buildings are not eligible expenditures.
“I encourage current and potential New Mexico producers, processors and other agribusinesses to apply …” Jeff Witte said. “This program provides assistance and opportunity for our local companies. This helps to expand their marketing footprint across the state, nation and world.” Jeff is the New Mexico Secretary of Agriculture.
Interested in applying? Contact the NMDA Marketing and Development Division at 575-646-4929 or email@example.com. A brochure is available at www.nmda.nmsu.edu. An application template is available on the website by selecting divisions. Next click marketing and development, and then competitive grant programs. Funding announcements will be mailed by Sept. 5.
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