Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance Program
The Agricultural Marketing Service Technical Assistance Program (AMSTA) harnesses the capacity of the Regional Rural Development Centers and the State Cooperative Extension Service to deliver a cost-effective federal education program to rural communities and underserved audiences. A total of 137 trainings were offered in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This national grant-writing curriculum was collaboratively designed by USDA, eXtension, and the RRDCs for potential applicants to the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service's Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program Grants. Each state-level, train-the-trainer session was delivered by a state Extension staff member.
View the AMSTA infographic.