Additional Farmer Resources

In addition to FACT’s Fund-a-Farmer grants, there are a number of other funding and training opportunities available for farmers, including grants, loans, and cost-share programs. For tips on how to find and apply for grants, please download FACT’s Get Your Farm Funded Guide.

FUNDING RESEARCH TOOLS

Farm Aid’s Farmer Resource Guides: Resources for farm financing, legal assistance, and beginning farmers.

Funds for Farmers: Funding resource list maintained by the Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES).

Funding Opportunities: Calendar of funding sources maintained by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT).

Grants and Loans for Farmers: Provided by the USDA, and provides general information federal funding opportunities.

Growing Opportunity – A Guide to USDA Sustainable Farming Programs: A 2017 guide that describes the various government programs available to sustainable farmers. It includes grant, loan, conservation, and cost-share opportunities.

PRIVATE LOANS AND GRANTS

The Carrot Project: Low interest loan and financing opportunities in New England.

Frontera Farmer Foundation: Grants to farms serving the Chicago-metro area.

The FruitGuys Community Fund: Grants for small farms and agricultural nonprofits for sustainability projects.

Organic Farming Research Foundation Grants: Grants to conduct research projects on organic farms.

RAFI-USA Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund grants: Cost-share grants for farmers and groups in North Carolina.

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

National Young Farmers Coalition: Regional guide for training and capacity-building opportunities.

Educational and Training Opportunities in Sustainable Agriculture: Online directory maintained by the USDA of academic and training programs in sustainable, alternative, and organic agriculture.

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