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Funding

Grants

An increasing number of grant programs are available to farmers from federal or state sources each with specific objectives.  Grants fall into the three general types:  1) grants for business planning, adding value and increasing farm viability; 2) grants for on-farm research and demonstration projects that are mostly production oriented though some include marketing demonstration projects; and 3) grants for farm energy conservation, alternative energy, environmental protection/conservation and waste management. [Learn more]

Loans/Financing

If you reach the stage where you’re ready for a loan, you will need to present potential investors or lenders with a solid business plan that exhibits a realistic strategy for paying it off. Here are a few loan options:  [Learn More]

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Grants

Are you a farmer, educator, researcher, or community member with an idea you’d like to test?  Northeast SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) offers competitive grants to projects that explore and address key issues affecting the sustainability and future economic viability of agriculture.   [Learn More]


 Your Guide to Farm Service Agency Farm Loans

The guide, which provides information about FSA’s farm loans and loan servicing options, is designed for people who need assistance starting, expanding, transitioning or improving a farm or ranch. A list of additional resources is also included. The guide is available at:
https://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=fmlp&topic=landing.