Apr 27, 2022 - News

Grants to help Northwest Arkansas farmers expand operations

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Illustration: Maura Losch/Axios

Northwest Arkansas Food Systems will start helping farmers with grants before the newly announced $31 million Springdale hub opens in early 2024.

  • The Walton Family Foundation (WFF) launched NWA Food Systems to help local farmers and food entrepreneurs grow their businesses and give residents more access to locally grown food.

What's happening: The food systems initiative received $730,000 from WFF to make the grants.

Why it matters: The grants will help farmers expand operations, improve soil health and provide access to local produce through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Details: WFF did not provide a breakdown for how funds will be divided, but this is where they will be distributed:

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