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This announcement is courtesy of Georgia Reash, an excellent opportunity particularly with some quality input from those with a background in market research, thanks Georgia!


Funding Announcement:  for those in the Agriculture Network
(pdf attached)
December 9, 2008
Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications
Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP)
AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces the availability of approximately $1.3 million in competitive grant funds for fiscal year 2009, subject to final appropriation action by Congress, which would enable States to explore new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. marketing system. Eligible applicants include State departments of agriculture, State agricultural experiment stations, and other appropriate State Agencies. Applicants are encouraged to involve industry groups, academia, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders in developing proposals and conducting projects.  

Please forward to key partners....note the cross-sector partnership emphasis!!  This is where the innovation waits!
Georgia Reash
President, CTP


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