SOACDF Grant Dollars Available

(Submitted by Melissa Carter, Business Development Specialist, Small Business Development Center, OSU South Centers)

farmland-820038_1920 (2)It’s hard to believe it is the end of July already. July brings the return of the Southern Ohio Agricultural and Community Development Foundation (SOACDF) funding programs. These programs are unique to Southern Ohio and bring a chance to diversify, expand and educate our individuals and operations.

The four programs, Agricultural Development, Young Farmer, Educational Assistance and Economic Development, each have different eligibility requirements and deadlines. The Agricultural Development, Young Farmer and Economic Development applications all require a business plan, which is where the OSU South Centers Business Development Network can help.

Our business counselors are available to meet with businesses and individuals to assist in the completion or review of the applications.

For more information about each of these programs, please log onto the SOACDF website:

To make an appointment, please call Joy at 740-289-2071 Ext. 111.