Last updated 12:55PM ET
October 23, 2017
WOUB Local News
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Farmers Markets Get Federal Funding
(2008-09-22)
(WOUB) - The Farmers Market in Athens is getting a little help - thanks to federal funds aimed at promoting farmers markets across the country.

Senator Sherrod Brown announced today 213-thousand dollars will be given to Ohio Farmers Markets, with 36,500 of that going to Appalachian Center for Economic Networks in Athens.

More than 42-thousand dollars will go to Chillicothe Farmers Market Association and nearly 54-thousand dollars will go to The Ohio State University Research Foundation in Piketon.

The new federal grants are being awarded through USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service.
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