Chairwoman Stabenow Announces Support for Two Iosco County Farmers MarketsMonday, June 23, 2014
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced support for two Iosco County farmers' markets. The grants, made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Economic Impact Initiative Grant Program, will be used to help establish a farmers' market and small business incubator in Oscoda Charter Township and construct a year-round farmers' market pavilion in Tawas City.
"When we grow things here and make things here, we create jobs here in Michigan. Farmers' markets connect families and small businesses with local farmers and ranchers, growing the economy and creating jobs," said Stabenow. "This will help support local farmers and businesses who want to invest and create new jobs in Oscoda and Tawas City."
Oscoda Charter Township will receive $15,100 to help establish a farmers' market and small business incubator for food entrepreneurs in downtown Oscoda. Tawas City will receive $20,000 to construct a year-round farmers' market pavilion.
Stabenow is Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, which has jurisdiction over rural development projects.