FMPP Seeks Reviewers for 2010

      Posted On: January 13, 2010

The Farmers Market Promotion Program will have approximately $5 million in funding available in 2010 to encourage and support the viability of farmers markets and direct marketing projects nationwide, with a particular emphasis on those projects that will help increase low-income consumers’ access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables through the use of electronic benefit transfers (EBT). A request for applications, according to USDA AMS, should be posted in January or February.

As project proposals roll into USDA offices this spring, the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will be looking for reviewers who can share their expertise by reviewing, scoring, and commenting upon project proposals. In addition to federal employees, the AMS seeks representatives from agricultural cooperatives, producer networks and associations, nonprofits and other social enterprises, economic development corporations, tribal and local governments, and regional farmers market authorities.

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, visit or email Carmen Humphrey at with your name and a short bio to be notified when more information becomes available.