AGRIBUSINESS: Grants To Create Jobs In Rural America


The USDA is making $5.6 million available through the Rural Community Development Initiative to help rural businesses create jobs and spur economic development.

According to the USDA – qualified organizations receiving the grants will provide financial and technical assistance to recipients to develop their capacity to undertake housing, community facilities or community and economic development projects. Recipients will be non-profit organizations, low income rural communities or federally recognized people. Organizations are required to provide matching funds at least equal to the grant.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the USDA is seeking applications for the funding and the deadline for submitting applications is November 12th.



About Sherry Wegner

Sherry is state licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance. She also holds Life and Health Insurance licenses. Sherry is a member of the Crop Insurance Professional Agents and the National Association of Crop Insurers. She also sits on the Advisory Board for the American Association of Crop Insurers. In addition, she is actively involved in charity work through donations to 4H Kids. The Sherry Wegner Agency is a company which offers crop insurance services to farmers and ranchers. They offer a government regulated insurance program which is marketed through private industry. Sherry is responsible for managing all major aspects of the business, overseeing the daily operations, and meeting with farmers to review financials and production records.
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