From the office of state Sen. Patricia Ritchie:
In an effort to help farmers and others in the agriculture industry grow their businesses, state Senator Patty Ritchie — in conjunction with the Jefferson County Agricultural Development Council — will host a free Agricultural Grant Opportunity Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Jefferson County office in Watertown.
Information about grants and funding opportunities in the following areas will be available:
** Wineries, cider and craft brewing
** Dairy profit teams
** Research and development grants
** Energy efficiency
** USDA grants and loans
For a full schedule of events, please visit www.ritchie.nysenate.gov.