- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is accepting applications for grants to assist farmers markets. 

Eligible markets must be registered with the agency as Oklahoma Grown. Markets registered as Oklahoma Grown for the past three consecutive years are eligible for a maximum of $3,500. Markets registered for less than three years are eligible for a maximum of $2,000. 

The 2015 program has $55,000 available.

The program emphasizes advertising and marketing, and grant funds may be used for specialty crop signage, marketing promotion, advertising and newsletter publishing.

Grant applications must be postmarked by Feb. 2.

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