Our Humane Farming Program partners with and invests in family farmers seeking to raise their animals humanely by providing them with grants, mentorship, scholarships, and webinars.

Fund-a-Farmer Grants: FACT has cumulatively awarded 157 grants to deserving family farmers across 34 states, impacting more than 97,000 animals. FACT provides grants to family farmers for projects that enable them to improve the welfare of their animals.

Meet the Farmers that have received grant funds and have made humane changes to their farms throughout the country.

In 2019 FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Grants focused on three priorities, one centered on pasture-based farming systems, one helping high-welfare farmers build capacity, and one focused on farm improvements that result in successful animal welfare certification. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA) is generously underwriting the Fund-a-Farmer Capacity Building and Animal Welfare Certification Grants.

The support from FACT to attend the conference feels like we’re aligned with our mission of creating healthy, humanely and compassionately raised food for our community.
— Mark Brady, Timberfeast Farm, 2018 Fund-a-Farmer Grant Recipient and Conference Scholarship Awardee

As part of our Humane Farming services, FACT provides farmers with the educational opportunities and resources they need to practice humane farming:

Mentorship: FACT links beginning farmers with those who are experienced, helping train and equip the next generation of farmers raising their animals humanely.

Scholarships: FACT offers scholarships for farmers to attend workshops, field days, conference and other training events to learn humane animal production methods.

Webinars: FACT hosts free webinar presentations featuring field experts on a variety of topics, including sustainable poultry breeding, fencing for animals on pasture, pastured pork production, and many more. All past webinars are available online for viewing.

Farmer Networking Services: FACT moderates an online Facebook forum for humane livestock and poultry farmers in the United States. Through the forum, FACT facilitates networking, sharing of opportunities, and peer-to-peer education.

You can help directly support humane farmers by becoming an informed consumer.