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.
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.