Listing of Grant, Cost-share, Loan & Other Support Resources
Michael Fields Grants Advising is a service available to farmers, farmer cooperatives, farm support organizations, and institutions looking for grant funding to support farm-based projects, and other types of financial support for needs not covered by grant sources. The service is free to producers and organizations in the Upper Midwest region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, […]
SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Webinar & Upcoming Grant Writing Workshops
October 17, 2017, 7-8:30 pm CDT An evening webinar on applying for Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) farmer-rancher grants. SARE Farmer Rancher Grants fund innovative, sustainable solutions to on-farm challenges. Farmers are encouraged to apply! Join Joan Benjamin and Miranda Duschack to learn how to write a strong proposal and project budget and where […]
Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grant Applications Now Available
Groups of Wisconsin farmers can now apply for the Producer-Led Watershed Protection grants for 2018. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 3. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will award grants to producer-led groups that focus on ways to prevent and reduce runoff from farm fields and farmsteads. Each group is […]
Funding Opportunities- February 5, 2017
Features: Farmer Veteran Coalition Fellowship Funds, FSA Loans, Frontera Farmer Foundation, Local Food and Farmers Market Promotion Program Grants Advising: New Opportunities for Farmers and Veterans
1.29.17 Funding Opportunities
Local Food and Farmers Market Promotion Program Webinar Event Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – 2:30pmThe U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the availability of $27 million in grants to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses through the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program.AMS will host […]
Grant Programs And Financial Options For Farmers & Food Entrepreneurs
Are you looking for ways to develop your innovative agricultural business? Join us for a workshop designed to help you identify whether grants or other financial options might be right for you. Wisconsin farmers have used grants to develop value-added enterprises, try out innovative production and marketing techniques, and educate other farmers and the public […]
Spotlight on Agricultural Funding Opportunities – July
USDA Grant Writing Webinar – Transmitted May 11, 2016 (Recording coming soon) USDA specialists held a Grant Writing Workshop on May 11, 2016, that covered important things to know when applying for a grant. Topics for this webinar included: Grant Writing Tips for Success – 10 Things You Must Do Look Before You Leap Don’t Take […]
Spotlight on Agricultural Funding – May 2016
If you are interested in any of the funding opportunities below please contact Deirdre Birmingham at: firstname.lastname@example.org Funding to Verify MI Farming Compliance with Environmental Standards – Apply by May 20, 2016 https://michaelfields.org/funding-verify-mi-farming-compliance-environmental-standards/ NRCS to Help Missouri Farmers Establish Monarch Butterfly Habitat – Apply by May 20, 2016 https://michaelfields.org/nrcs-help-missouri-farmers-establish-monarch-butterfly-habitat-m/ Resources for Producers […]
Spotlight on Agricultural Fundraising – April 2016
Check out these agricultural funding opportunities for Farmers and Ag Professionals as of mid-April 2016.
Spotlight on Agricultural Funding – February 2016
If you are interested in any of the funding opportunities below please contact Deirdre Birmingham at: email@example.com Funding in WI to increase SNAP participation in farmers’ markets-Apply by Feb. 26 The Department of Health Services (DHS) is pleased to announce that Wisconsin has received funding from the United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition […]
Upcoming Whole Farm Workshops
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Updated Federal Funding Guide Released for Sustainable Agriculture Practitioners
Producers, landowners, NGO’s, and researchers who are seeking resources to help them reach their sustainable agriculture goals need look no further than the recently updated Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches, and Communities Guide.
USDA Funding Opportunities List
Here’s a compiled list of USDA funding opportunities. Some are for farmers, some are for organizations. Now that we have a farm bill, we are seeing a lot of these.
Value Added Producer Grant NOFA Announced – Apply Now!
Madison, WI – Last week, the USDA released a Notice of Funding Availability for the Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program, which is designed to help producers establish new product lines, expand their marketing reach and exposure, and increase their income. USDA has allocated $10.5 million for the VAPG Program for this round of grants. […]
Chipotle Cultivate Foundation
The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation’s grant-making focuses on supporting family farms that are committed to sustainable farming practices; organizations that are working to develop an affordable, sustainable, pasture-based system of animal production; and organizations promoting better food through innovation or education. The foundation accepts grant proposals by invitation only but is eager to hear about organizations and projects via e-mail.
Wisconsin Dairy 30×20 Grants
Dairy 30×20 grants are available for Wisconsin farmers to plan for future projects, identify ways to increase profits, or transfer the farm to the next generation. Grant recipients will be awarded up to $5,000 to hire consultants with the expertise to address specific business needs. The grants are grouped into two categories: Planning & Preparation and Dairy Profit.
2014 Youth Garden Grants
Since,1982 National Gardening Association has provided the Youth Garden Grant to over 5,000 schools, nonprofits, and youth programs across the United States. Youth Garden Grant has contributed over 2.8 million dollars in funding to youth gardening initiatives and serves as National Gardening Association’s longest standing grant program.
Twenty (20) awards will be offered this year to support programs in the United States.
Grant Programs for Farmers and Food Entrepreneurs
Join us for a workshop designed to help you identify which grants or other financial options might be right for you. This workshop will discuss ways to plan your project and strengthen your application. Specific grant programs to be covered include: