JNelson Farms of Hope Township awarded $40,000 grant 

Sen. Jim Stamas applauds state achievement


JNelson Farms, a family-run meat farm situated in Hope Township of Midland County, will obtain a $40,390 grant from the Michigan Division of Agriculture and Rural Growth to improve its frozen storage.

The meat farm, owned and operated by Jon and Tammy Nelson, sells to grocery shops in mid-Michigan, at farmers markets and on-line, along with a pair distributers. Their merchandise embody particular person cuts of meat, quarter packages, sausage, jerky and extra.

Jon Nelson stated the farm has been rising, including extra animals yearly.

“I am excited to have (the grant), it is actually going to assist facilitate our enterprise within the help we will present to our mid-Michigan, and hopefully even larger Michigan neighborhood,” Nelson stated. “We elevate grass-fed beef and the purpose on this grant is to have the ability to retailer further product as we’re rising at our farm location after which have the ability to distribute from there to totally different shops – to grocery shops, eating places and clients.”

He stated having their very own frozen storage permits them to promote on to clients, relatively than relying solely on distributers.

To be taught extra about JNelson Farms, go to jnelsonfarms.com/or cease by their sales space on the Midland Farmers Market on Saturdays.

JNelson Farms is only one of 20 initiatives that have been collectively awarded $1.eight million in grants that may leverage greater than $12 million in personal investments for meals and agriculture initiatives.

Final week, Sen. Jim Stamas commented on the achievements of JNelson Farms, along with one other space winner, in a ready assertion.

“Michigan meals and agriculture trade contributes greater than $104 billion yearly to the state’s economic system and employs over 800,000 staff — about 17% of our workforce,” stated Stamas, R-Midland. “I congratulate JNelson Farms and Subsequent Part Enterprises for incomes these aggressive grants to assist them proceed to develop and create new alternatives of their communities.”