Applications Now Open for the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets’ Trade Show Assistance Grants

Apply for a AAFM Trade Show Assistance GrantIs your Vermont agriculture or forestry businesses looking to expand into new markets? Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets’ Trade Show Assistance Grants might be able to help! These matching grants provide businesses with funds to exhibit and sell their Vermont products at trade shows targeting out-of-state buyers. Funding can partially offset the expenses associated with exhibiting at trade shows, which provide excellent opportunities to network with wholesale buyers and expand into new domestic and international markets. Applicants may include up to five trade shows in their yearly marketing plan, requesting a total of between $2,000 and $5,000 in eligible reimbursements for shows that take place between April 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025.


  • Review the full Trade Show Assistance Grant Request for Applications.
  • Register in WebGrants (may take up to two business days).
  • Complete your application in WebGrants using this Application Guide.

The application period will close on January 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM. Please email Kristen Brassard at with any questions.

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