Greener Fields Together Announces Cultivating Change Grant Winners


Greener Fields Together™, the sustainability and local produce initiative created by PRO*ACT, the produce supply-chain management company, has announced winners of the first Cultivating Change grant program. Cultivating Change is committed to supporting local farms financially to improve their ability to produce, market and distribute fresh produce. Twelve grants were awarded to eleven local farms in amounts ranging from $3,000 to $10,000. Grants for $10,000 were bestowed by a panel of industry leaders. Farms winning awards of $3,000 and $5,000 were selected by peer review and online voting. One farm, Jaemor Farms in Alto, GA, won both a panel judge and peer review grant.

Winners include:

  • Central Texas Specialty Growers
  • DLF International
  • Fullei Fresh
  • Hunt Family Farms
  • J&C Farms and Groves
  • Jaemor Farms
  • Poche Family Farms
  • R.Pontano Produce
  • Rendleman Orchards
  • Sage Farms
  • StoneCreek Hydroponics

“We are extremely proud of the winning farms,” says Max Yeater, president of PRO*ACT. “Greener Fields Together was developed to achieve measurable sustainability improvements in the fresh produce supply chain and this program supports that mission. The grants will be a boon to the winners’ ability to produce highquality, local produce. We look to them as leaders in the future of our industry.” Cultivating Change grants will be funded on an annual basis to qualifying growers.

Applications for the next round of awards will be accepted between September 1 and October 31, 2016.

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