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AgGeorgia Farm Credit Awards $10,000 to Local Farmers Markets

AgGeorgia Farm Credit is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2024 AgGeorgia Farmers Market grant program. Grants in the amount of $2,000 each were distributed to five local markets throughout the cooperative’s territory for use in advertising and promotional objectives. This is the fourth year of the program, with the cooperative so far awarding $34,500 to help support rural Georgia markets and their vendors.

“The importance of supporting American farmers can’t be overstated,” said Corey Cottle, AgGeorgia’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Particularly when it comes to young, beginning, small and veteran farmers, their first outlet for selling their crops is often the local Farmers Market. Markets offer an excellent way to keep dollars local and assure quality that imported crops often cannot match, and we’re proud to help these markets effectively spread that message.”

The 2024 AgGeorgia Farmers Market Grant recipients are: 
•    Comer Community Market
•    Dallas Farmers Market
•    LaFayette Farmers Market
•    Amicalola Regional Farmers Market
•    Nashville Farmers Market

AgGeorgia plans to continue the program in 2025 and encourages interested markets in the association’s seventy-nine county service area, particularly those who have applied and have not yet been selected, to apply next year.