JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — To celebrate Buy Missouri Day, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Grown program announced funding for 13 retail businesses that carry Missouri Grown products. The Missouri Grown Retail Promotion Matching Grant awards up to $1,000 per retail store for reimbursement of expenses associated with promoting Missouri Grown member products.
“Our Missouri Grown members have told us that placing product in retail stores is one of the biggest challenges to their future growth,” said Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn. “With this new grant opportunity, we’ve identified willing business owners that want to solve that challenge. I’m excited to see the growing opportunity pay off for our small businesses, while helping consumers find Missouri products.”
The grant funds are being awarded to retail stores of all sizes. The competitive grant program provides advertising funds to Missouri retail stores that sell products from a minimum of five Missouri Grown member companies. Stores represented include single locations, as well as the Pyramid Foods family in southwest Missouri, which includes Price Cutter, Ramey and Country Mart locations.
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— Missouri Department of Agriculture
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