PASA and Kitchen Table Consultants have partnered to offer farmers a limited-time opportunity to receive business strategy and planning support to grow sales, increase profits, diversify product lines, and/or position your farm business to raise capital through debt or equity.
To receive this support, farmers must apply to receive a Farm Vitality Planning Grant by June 30, 2020. Kitchen Table Consultants will guide farmers through the grant application process. Details below on how to apply.
If you receive a grant, which are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, your farm will be paired with a consultant who will meet with you regularly via phone or video conferencing over the course of four months. During this time, you will be developing the following components of your business plan:
Additionally, farms will work with PASA for in-depth benchmarking of your farm’s financial data. By participating in financial benchmarking, you will:
BONUS! The first 25 farms to submit an application for a Farm Vitality Planning Grant in collaboration with Kitchen Table Consultants will receive a free year subscription to QuickBooks Online.
Apply to participate here. After you apply, Kitchen Table Consultants will guide you through the process of submitting a Farm Vitality Planning Grant to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Grant applications must be submitted by June 30, 2020.
Grants are awarded to Pennsylvania farmers on a first come, first served basis—be sure to apply early!