River Fest 2018

on Tuesday, 04 September 2018. Posted in Blog & News

September 8, 2018

Columbia Park, Kennewick, WA

This upcoming September 8th hop in the car and head to Columbia Park in Kennewick for one last summer road trip. Take your kids to a fun and education filled event at Riverfest 2018! Riverfest 2018 helps to educate parents and kids on how navigation, irrigation and power help run the dams that are so important to our agriculture process. There will be plenty of vendors, exhibitors and entertainment for everyone to have fun while learning about the important benefits of the Federal Columbia River Power System. Most exciting of all, kids will also have the chance to learn how to create power from a potato!
Thousands of people came from all over North America to be part of the construction for the Columbia Basin Project (Grand Coulee Dam) in 1943. The creation of this dam helped to water more than 1,000,000 acres of land creating a livable and workable environment for settlers in Central Washington and throughout the United States. The WSPC sponsors this event because of the enormous role dams have in proper irrigation and power for the agriculture industry in Washington. We’re excited to be a part of an event that educates such an important part of our history and benefits our present all while having fun!

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WSDA Resilient Food System Infrastructure Grant Program

WSDA Resilient Food System Infrastructure Grant Program

Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) recently opened the application period for the Resilient Food System Infrastructure (RFSI) Grant. This one-time grant program is funded by USDA and is designed to bolster the middle of Washington’s food supply chain. The program aims to enhance local and regional food systems by supporting activities like aggregation, processing, manufacturing, storage, transportation, wholesaling, and distribution. Eligible entities include agricultural producers, processors, non-profit organizations, for-profit entities meeting SBA small business size standards, local and tribal governments, and institutions like schools and hospitals. Priority will be given to projects that benefit underserved and socially disadvantaged farmers, small and veteran-owned businesses, and projects that expand processing, aggregation, and distribution capacities. The application period opened on May 30, 2024, and closes on July 15, 2024 at 5:00 PM. WSDA is offering extensive support to help applicants through the process. This includes assistance from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and dedicated office hours every Tuesday and Thursday leading up to the application deadline. Visit the RFSI webpage for more information about what’s available. If you need assistance, please visit the RSI website. WSDA will also be available with office hours of every Tuesday 10am through July 9th and every Thursday at 2pm through June 27th (no office hours on July 4th holiday)

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