Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)

Johnson County Conservation District

Buisness Programs

  • Specialty crop block grant
  • Farmers' market & local food promotion program
  • Organic certification cost share programs
  • Value added producer grants
  • Rural energy for American Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans and Grants (REAP)


Specialty Crop Block Grant

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Tree nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Horticulture
  • Nursery crops (including Floriculture)
  • Funneled through the state's department of agriculture


Farmers' Market & Local Food Promotion Program

  • Eligible Entities
    • Agricultural businesses
    • Agricultural cooperatives
    • Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) networks
    • CSA associations
    • Economic development corporations
    • Local governments
    • Nonprofit corporations
    • Producer networks
    • Producer associations
    • Public benefit corporations
    • Regional farmers' market  authorities
    • Tribal governments


Organic Certification Cost Share Programs

  • Organic operations may receive up to 75 percent of their certification costs
  • Funneled through the state's department of agriculture


For more information: AMS website