Local Cattleman’s Association taking applications for the 2018 County Agriculture Investments Program

A local Cattleman’s Association is taking applications for the 2018 County Agriculture Investments Program.

Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the Caldwell County Extension Office, Shane Bogle, says that Caldwell County has received $93,728 in funds from the CAIP program to be used for eligible investment areas. Such investment areas include agriculture diversification, farm infrastructure, forage and grain improvement, technology and leadership development, and more. The Caldwell/Lyon Cattleman’s Association will be administering the funds to eligible producers.

Bogle is inviting all local farmers to attend one of two educational sessions concerning available funds and how to apply. Sessions will be held at the Caldwell County Extension Office located 1025 Highway 62 West in Princeton on Monday, January 14th and Tuesday, January 15th at 6PM. Everyone who attends must bring with them a valid farm serial number and Social Security Number or Tax ID in order to apply.

Bogle says that the cost-share will be a 50:50 match and a producer can apply for up to three investment areas with a maximum of $2,500. Primary funding investment areas are eligible for a maximum total of $2,500 and secondary investment areas will be eligible for a total of $1,250.

Applications will also be available at the Extension Office during regular business hours, but attendance at one of the sessions is highly encouraged so that potential applicants can get a complete understanding of the rules surrounding the program. Applications will be due back to the Extension Office by 4:30PM on Monday, January 28th. For more information you can contact the Extension Office at 270-365-2787.