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    Is it better to buy local or to change the types of foods we are eating? What is a CSA? Find answers to these questions and more by browsing this page. Also, Utah State University Extension is hosting a series of webinars that aim to provide direct marketing farmers and ranchers an opportunity to expand their potential customer base by implementing electronic benefit transfer/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT/SNAP) for their CSAs, farm stands and farm stores. This series offers participants a chance to learn from USU Extension, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, farmers, and partner organizations that operate Utah’s Double Up Food Bucks program. Please consider registering, and share this information with any individual or organization that could benefit from participating.

      

    Please note you must register for each webinar separately. 

    Accepting SNAP as a Direct Marketing Farmer in Utah

    November 5, 2020, 12 pm-1:30 pm MST
    Direct marketing farmers that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and offer the Double Up Food Bucks incentive program are emerging to help low-income individuals access local food products. This webinar will provide research-based information on (1) the benefits of accepting SNAP and Double Up and (2) how to become a SNAP authorized direct marketing farmer.
    REGISTER AT THIS LINK

     

    How SNAP Works for CSAs

    November 12, 2020, 12 pm-1:30 pm MST
    Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is one option for low-income individuals to use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for buying local, seasonal fruits and vegetables. This webinar provides information on (1) how SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks works through a CSA model, (2) how to recruit SNAP members, (3) and what information SNAP members need to join a CSA.
    REGISTER AT THIS LINK

     

    How SNAP Works for Farm Stands and Farm Stores

    November 19, 2020, 12 pm-1:30 pm MST
    Farm stands and farm stores are great options for low-income individuals to use their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for buying local, seasonal fruits and vegetables. This webinar provides information on (1) how SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks work for farm stands and farm stores, and (2) how to advertise to SNAP shoppers.

    REGISTER AT THIS LINK

     

    Choosing, Using & Funding POS Equipment

    December 3, 2020, 12 pm-1:30 pm MST
    Growers in Utah have POS equipment options when accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. This webinar provides information on (1) the options for equipment, (2) record keeping, and (3) resources for purchasing POS equipment.
    REGISTER AT THIS LINK

    For more information, contact USU Extension Specialist Kelsey Hall at kelsey.hall@usu.edu or 435-797-3289.

     

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