QUEENSTOWN, Md. — Understanding the new challenges of acquiring Maryland’s new Class A Commercial Driver’s License process, the Maryland Grain Producers is offering a grant opportunity to farmers across the state. The new required class to obtain a CDL is challenging for farmers due to the time commitment of attending class and cost. The Maryland Grain Producers recognizes these challenges and is here to support farmers and their employees through their first-ever CDL grant. This year, the Grain Producers are offering two grants in the amount of $1,500.
To apply for the new grant, please complete the online application by May 5th. Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee with all personal information redacted. Winners will be announced at the 2023 Maryland Commodity Classic on July 27th. Eligible candidates include Maryland Grain Producers Association members, or employees of.
“As the world continues to change, the Maryland Grain Producers strives to assist producers across the state as they adapt to the new rules and regulations,” said President Justin Brendel. “Your membership dollars are important to allow grain farmers to have a voice at a table in the conversations that impact our business. Be sure to sign-up or renew your membership to support this work.”
Lastly, recipients will be awarded the grant funds, once a CDL A has been obtained. If you have any questions, please contact our team at Jenell.firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 443-262-6969.
–Jenell Eck McHenry, Maryland Grain Producers