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"Growing Our Own": A New Sonoran Desert Farmers Incubator Program" pilots a community-based collaborative approach to increasing the number and capacity of beginning farmers in Ajo, Arizona.

Award Amount: $299,237
Institution: Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Project Director: Katarina Sajovec Altshul (ajocsa@hotmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2017 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
“Growing Our Own: A New Sonoran Desert Farmers Incubator Program”...

“Supportive, Small Scale, Basic Livestock, Financial Skills and Risk Management Training for Beginning Veteran Farmers Program”

Award Amount: $712,500
Institution: FARMER VETERAN COALITION
Project Director: Michael O'Gorman (michaelo@farmvetco.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Area 1: Create a national peer network that develops, provides, and...

120 Committed Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $481,080
Institution: Arkansas Land & Community Development Corp.
Project Director: Calvin King (calvinrkingsr@yahoo.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The 120 Committed Farmers and Ranchers of Arkansas Land and...

21st Century Management: Enhancing Educational Programming for Beginning Women Farmers

Award Amount: $720,989
Institution: UVM Extension
Project Director: Mary Peabody (mary.peabody@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
As the numbers of beginning farm and ranch women has increased...

A Beginning Farmers Program for Socially Disadvantaged and Limited Resource Producers in Arkansas

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Project Director: Henry English (englishh@uapb.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2020 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This project is designed to assist beginning socially disadvantaged and...

A Collective Approach to Providing Resources, Technology and Assistance to Beginning Farmers

Award Amount: $711,213
Institution: Alabama Extension/Auburn University
Project Director: Ayanava Majumdar (azm0024@aces.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Alabama specialty crop industry has recently experienced significant growth with...

A Comprehensive Approach to Growing Successful Beginning Meat Producers

Award Amount: $599,020
Institution: NC State University College of Animal and Life Sciences
Project Director: Sarah Blacklin (sarah@ncchoices.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The goal of the project is to increase the number...

A comprehensive new farmer training program for Maine

Award Amount: $709,713
Institution: Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Project Director: Ryan Dennett (rdennett@mofga.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Success in training farmers is the hallmark of the Maine...

A Pathway to Livestock Farming: Providing Access to Land and A Guiding Hand

Award Amount: $219,274
Institution: Southwest Badger Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc
Project Director: WENDY WARREN (wendy.warren@swbadger.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
This project offers an opportunity to start farming on...

Accelerating Farmland Access in Vermont

Award Amount: $546,386
Institution: Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
Project Director: Ela Chapin (ela@vhcb.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2017 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The Viability Program at the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board will...

Access to Land for New England`s Beginning Farmers: Phase 2

Award Amount: $641,222
Institution: Land For Good
Project Director: Kathy Ruhf (kathy@landforgood.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Access to land is one of the biggest challenges for...

Access to Land for New England`s Beginning Farmers: Phase 3

Award Amount: $599,197
Institution: Land For Good
Project Director: Jim Hafner (jim@landforgood.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Land access is a top challenge for beginning farmers (BFs);...

Addressing the Training Needs of Hispanic and Limited Resource Beginning Farmers in Nebraska

Award Amount: $381,726
Institution: Community Crops
Project Director: Ingrid Kirst (ingrid@communitycrops.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
This project will enhance urban and rural-based farm viability of 150 beginning...

Advancing Next Generation Urban Farmers: Experiential Education, Mentoring, and Employment

Award Amount: $708,700
Institution: Planting Justice
Project Director: Gavin Raders (gavin@plantingjustice.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
This Standard BFRDP project presents an innovative model to advance economic...

Advancing the Business of Farming in Connecticut in Partnership with Agriculture Learning Centers

Award Amount: $597,598
Institution: University of Connecticut
Project Director: Jiff Martin (jiff.martin@uconn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Our project is developed by and for beginning farmers across...

Agroforestry Training For Native Hawaiians To Increase Economic Opportunity, Food Security And Cultural Connection

Award Amount: $598,170
Institution: Halau Kealaokamaile
Project Director: Fred Krauss (admin@kealaokamaile.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
To increase the number and enhance the success of Native...

Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Program: Growing Opportunities Beneath the Canopy

Award Amount: $656,903
Institution: Virginia Tech University
Project Director: John Munsell (jfmunsel@vt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Our goal is to support beginning Appalachian medicinal plant forest farmers...

Aquaculture Boot Camp - 2: Enhancing the sustainability of new and limited resource aquaculture/aquaponic farmers with innovative training

Award Amount: $599,000
Institution: The Ohio State University
Project Director: HANPING WANG (wang.900@osu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Aquaculture Boot Camp (ABC) with “3I-level” training model was an extremely...

Arcadia`s Veteran Farmer Program

Award Amount: $99,947
Institution: Arcadia Food, Inc.
Project Director: Matt Mulder (matt@arcadiafood.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Based in Fairfax County, Virginia, but pulling on expertise and...

Arcadia`s Veteran Farmer Program

Award Amount: $597,124
Institution: Arcadia Food, Inc.
Project Director: Matt Mulder (matt@arcadiafood.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2017 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Based in Fairfax County, Virginia, but pulling from expertise and...

Armed to Farm: Soldiering the Success of Military Veterans in New Poultry, Livestock and Agroforestry Enterprises

Award Amount: $749,720
Institution: University of Arkansas
Project Director: Dan Donoghue (ddonogh@uark.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Farming offers a viable avenue for returning veterans to transition into...

Athens Land Trust Beginning Farmer Development Program

Award Amount: $298,893
Institution: Athens Land Trust
Project Director: Stephanie Simmons (stephanie@athenslandtrust.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2017 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The goal of ALT's Beginning Farmer Development Program (BFDP) is...

Battle ground to Breaking Ground

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: Texas A&M AgrLife Extension
Project Director: Rick Peterson (rlpeterson@ag.tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The project’s overall goals are to increase the number and...

Beefing Up Livestock, Poultry and Agroforestry Enterprises for Military Veteran Farmers

Award Amount: $599,971
Institution: University of Arkansas
Project Director: Dan Donoghue (ddonogh@uark.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2017 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Farming offers a viable avenue for veterans assimilating into society capitalizing...

beefSD: Enhancing knowledge and success of beginning beef producers through mentorship and training

Award Amount: $744,113
Institution: South Dakota State University
Project Director: Ken Olson (kenneth.olson@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
This is a renewal application for a Standard BFRDP Project. It...

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Clearinghouse

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: CFFM - UMN
Project Director: Robert Craven (rcraven@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2019 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The purpose of this project is to continue to develop...

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

Award Amount: $49,995
Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project Director: Jessica Groskopf (jgroskopf2@unl.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2020 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This simplified standard grant will be used to enhance the activities...

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Clearinghouse

Award Amount: $1,000,000
Institution: University of Minnesota
Project Director: Robert Craven (rcraven@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
This project will develop a Clearinghouse that will help beginning...

Beginning Farmer Business Management Resources

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: University of Minnesota, Center for Farm Financial Management
Project Director: Kevin Klair (kklair@umn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The purpose of this Educational Enhancement Team project is to develop...

Beginning Farmer Training for Socially Disadvantaged Hmong and Latino Immigrants.

Award Amount: $712,500
Institution: Hmong American Farmers Association
Project Director: Pakou Hang (pakou@hmongfarmers.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The Hmong American Farmers Association (HAFA) and the Latino Economic...

Beginning farmer training program for small to mid-scale horticulture farmers with less than ten years experience.

Award Amount: $589,610
Institution: Louisiana State University AgCenter
Project Director: Carl Motsenbocker (cmotsenbocker@agcenter.lsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
GROW Louisiana is training program for beginning horticulture farmers on small...

Beginning Farmer-Rancher Training Program: Hawaii Island

Award Amount: $564,000
Institution: The Kohala Center
Project Director: Melanie Willich (mwillich@kohalacenter.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
While Hawaii has abundant fertile lands and a 12-month growing...

Beyond Start Up: Building the Capacity of MA Beginning Farmers

Award Amount: $599,533
Institution: Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA)
Project Director: Kelly Coleman (kelly@buylocalfood.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This renewal Standard BFRDP project builds upon a successful Development Grant...

Building a Regional Coalition in the Heart of Appalachia to Enhance Beginning Farmer Education with Experience in the Field

Award Amount: $473,915
Institution: Appalachian Sustainable Development
Project Director: Kathlyn Terry (kterry@asdevelop.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2017 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The project applicants represent a regional coalition joined across the Tennessee...

Building Entrepreneurial, Farm Management and Land Stewardship Capacity for South Carolina New and Beginning Farmers

Award Amount: $595,133
Institution: Clemson University
Project Director: Dave Lamie (dlamie@clemson.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
As a collaboration of organizations, coordinated and led by Clemson...

Building Farm Foundations and Planning for Success: Beginning Farmer Training for Military Veterans in the Intermountain West.

Award Amount: $238,441
Institution: NCAT
Project Director: Tammy Howard (tammyh@ncat.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Our project, Building Farm Foundations and Planning for Success: Beginning Farmer...

Building Farm Foundations and Planning for Success: Beginning Farmer Training for Military Veterans in the Northeast U.S.

Award Amount: $231,679
Institution: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Project Director: Margo Hale (margoh@ncat.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) will partner with Sterling...

Building National Farmer and Rancher Apprenticeship Curricula, Best Practices, and “Train the Trainer” Resources

Award Amount: $599,796
Institution: Trustees of Tufts College
Project Director: Jennifer Hashley (jennifer.hashley@tufts.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Existing apprenticeship and mentoring programs desire shared guidelines and best practices...

Building On-Farm Success: Resources and Training for Montana`s Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $299,946
Institution: Community Food & Agriculture Coalition
Project Director: Annie Heuscher (annie@missoulacfac.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Montana's farmers are under significant climatic and market pressure to...

Bundling Selected USDA Programs and Application of Cooperative Approach to Enhance Beginning Farmers in Developing Viable Farms in Treasure

Award Amount: $330,828
Institution: North-South Institute
Project Director: Samuel Scott (nsied2002@aol.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The project’s long term goal is to bundle USDA Programs and...

Business Development with Native American Beginning Farmers and Ranchers in Arizona

Award Amount: $297,506
Institution: First Nations Development Institute
Project Director: Jackie Francke (jfrancke@firstnations.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2017 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
This 24-month project’s goal is to provide culturally appropriate training and...

Capturing Momentum: Growing Urban Farmers and Farms

Award Amount: $299,979
Institution: ECO City Farms
Project Director: Margaret Morgan Hubbard (mmh@ecocityfarms.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2019 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Capturing Momentum: Growing Urban Farmers and Farms is a multi-pronged...

Chesapeake Grows: A Regional Approach to New Farmer Success

Award Amount: $199,786
Institution: Future Harvest - Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
Project Director: Sarah Sohn (sarah@futureharvestcasa.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2019 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The overarching goal of the Chesapeake Grows: A Regional Approach...

Classroom and Field-based Training to Assist Beginning Farmers’ Entry into Organic Seed Production

Award Amount: $251,237
Institution: Organic Seed Alliance
Project Director: Micaela Colley (micaela@seedalliance.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Organic seed production represents a lucrative and growing specialty agricultural market....

Conduct Farmer to Farmer Mentoring to Beginning, Immigrant, & Refugee Farmers in Crop Production & Marketing

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: World Farmers Inc
Project Director: Maria Moreira (mmoreira@worldfarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The long-term goal of this one year Development project is to...

Connecting Diverse Women Farmers Across the Rural-Urban Divide

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: Penn State University
Project Director: Kathryn Brasier (kbrasier@psu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2017 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The long-term goal of the proposed project "Connecting Diverse Women Farmers...

Cooperative Development Center of Northern New Mexico

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: Center of Southwest Culture, Inc.
Project Director: Arturo Sandoval (vocesinc@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The Center of Southwest Culture's Cooperative Center (CODECE) project seeks...

Creating and Sustaining Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: Virginia State University
Project Director: William Crutchfield (wcrutchfield@vsu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2020 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Overall goal of this project is to equip socially disadvantaged,...

Cultivating Resilience: Expanding Comprehensive Training, Support and Networking for Beginner and Advanced-Beginner Farmers in Maine

Award Amount: $749,891
Institution: Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Project Director: Ryan Dennett (rdennett@mofga.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Success in training farmers is the hallmark of the Maine...

Cultivating Success Idaho

Award Amount: $505,144
Institution: University of Idaho
Project Director: Iris Mayes (imayes@uidaho.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The purpose of Cultivating Success: A Comprehensive Beginning Farmer Training and...

Cultivating Success Idaho: Skill Building for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers through Hands-on, In-depth Production Education

Award Amount: $456,860
Institution: University of Idaho Extension - Northern Extension District - Bonner County
Project Director: Jennifer Jensen (jenjensen@uidaho.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2019 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The goal of the “Cultivating Success™ Idaho: Advanced Skill Building for...

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship: A National Program for Training New Dairy Farmers

Award Amount: $750,000
Institution: Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship
Project Director: Joseph Tomandl, III (joe@dairygrazingapprenticeship.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The project, “Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship: A National Program for Training New...

Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship: Building Capacity, Curriculum, and Partnerships for Nationwide Work-Based Training of Beginning Dairy Farmers

Award Amount: $596,625
Institution: Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship
Project Director: Joseph Tomandl (joe@dga-national.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2017 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship (DGA) is National Apprenticeship under the U.S. Department of...

Davies Urban Farmer Training Program: Immersive Beginning Farmer Training and Support

Award Amount: $50,000
Institution: William S. Davies Homeless Shelter Inc.
Project Director: Robert Jones (rbjones1987@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2020 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Urban agriculture has the potential to be a promising entry...

Deep Roots: Thoughtful, Comprehensive, Community-Based Beginning Farmer Training

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: Sustainable Farming Association
Project Director: John Mesko (john@sfa-mn.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
For the past 25 years, the Sustainable Farming Association (SFA)...

Delta Farm Start

Award Amount: $598,806
Institution: Mississippi Delta Council for Farm Workers Opportunites, Inc
Project Director: DONALD GREEN (mdcfwoi@cableone.net)
Funding Opportunity: 2019 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Delta Farm Start will serve 60 of these families throughout 6...

Delta Farming Start

Award Amount: $681,628
Institution: Mississippi Delta Council for Farm Worker Opportunities, Inc.
Project Director: DONALD GREEN (mdcfwoi@cableone.net)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Based on the success of the Standard Beginning Farmer and Rancher...

Developing a Farmer-Led Training Program for Beginning Organic Peanut Producers in Georgia

Award Amount: $49,994
Institution: Georgia Organic Peanut Association Inc
Project Director: Ronny Shingler (info@organicpeanuts.farm)
Funding Opportunity: 2020 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Georgia Organic Peanut Association (GOPA) will conduct a simplified...

Developing BeefMT: Strengthening Beginning Rancher Operations in Eastern Montana

Award Amount: $49,970
Institution: Petroleum County Conservation District
Project Director: Laura Nowlin (lnowlinfamily@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2020 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Petroleum County Conservation District, along with our partners, the...

Developing New and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Using the Model Farm Concept

Award Amount: $524,632
Institution: Prairie View A&M University
Project Director: Billy Lawton (bclawton@pvamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The aim of this project is to respond to a...

Developing Opportunities and Growing Business of Limited-Resource and Native American Beginning Farmers and Ranchers in Arizona

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: The University of Arizona
Project Director: Russell Tronstad (tronstad@ag.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
This proposal emphasizes the priority topic areas of: basic...

Developing Quick-Response Tools for Rapid Farm Redevelopment, and Expansion of Farming Capacities of Beginning Farmers and Ranchers in 12 Selected Florida Counties

Award Amount: $442,616
Institution: North-South Institute
Project Director: Samuel Scott (nsied2002@aol.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2019 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The project goal is to reduce the decline of Beginning Farmers...

Developing the next generation farmers and food security within the Navajo Nation food desert.

Award Amount: $599,993
Institution: Dine College
Project Director: Benita Litson (blitson@dinecollege.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Navajo Nation sits in the heart of the Four Corners...

Developing the Next Generation of Sustainable Farmers in Georgia: A Comprehensive Training Program

Award Amount: $652,852
Institution: University of Georgia
Project Director: Julia Gaskin (jgaskin@uga.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
This is a new application for a Standard Grant. The...

Direct Markets: the Next Generation of Farmers

Award Amount: $536,612
Institution: ASAP
Project Director: Molly Nicholie (molly@asapconnections.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The viability of new farm enterprises are especially tenable. A...

Education, Outreach, and Training to Alaska Native Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $427,740
Institution: Tyonek Tribal Conservation District
Project Director: Christy Cincotta (ccincotta@tyonek.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The proposed project provides training, education, outreach and technical assistance...

Educational Tools and Methods for Beginning Refugee & Immigrant Farmers

Award Amount: $743,029
Institution: ISED Solutions / Third Sector New England
Project Director: Hugh Joseph (hughjoseph@comcast.net)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
ISED Solutions proposes an EET collaboration with 24+ refugee farming incubator...

Effective Support for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Grounded in a Stages of Development Framework

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: Oregon State University
Project Director: Garry Stephenson (garry.stephenson@oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The long-term goal of our project is to increase the number...

Empowering Minorities and Veterans to Succeed in Agriculture

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: Florida A&M University
Project Director: Gilbert Queeley (gilbert.queeley@famu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
There is mounting evidence that farming is no longer sustainable for...

Empowering New Forest Owners in the Northwest

Award Amount: $167,942
Institution: Northwest Natural Resource Group
Project Director: Kirk Hanson (kirk@nnrg.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The long-term goal of Empowering New Forest Owners in the...

Enhancing On-Farm Success: Building a Sustainable Platform for Beginning Farmer Support

Award Amount: $523,355
Institution: Community Food & Agriculture Coalition
Project Director: Annie Heuscher (annie@missoulacfac.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2017 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Montana is a challenging place to start farming. A short growing...

Enhancing Success for Beginning, Socially Disadvantaged Farmers through Customized Resources, Hands-On Training, and Comprehensive Supports

Award Amount: $299,353
Institution: The Food Group
Project Director: Laura Hedeen (laura@mnfoodassociation.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This project builds on the success of two previous BFRDP...

Enhancing the Success and Viability of Beginner Farmer Ranchers in Central Oregon

Award Amount: $282,902
Institution: High Desert Food & Farm Alliance
Project Director: Katrina Van Dis (katrina@hdffa.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2020 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The High Desert Food & Farm Alliance will collaborate with...

Enhancing the Sustainability and Viability of Beginning Farmers and Ranchers through Training Exercises, Mentoring and Outreach Programs

Award Amount: $538,271
Institution: WINSTON COUNTY SELF HELP COOPERATIVE
Project Director: Frank Taylor (fltaylor@bellsouth.net)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The need to provide mechanism for increased income for small...

Enhancing Veterans Farm Fellows Program

Award Amount: $95,747
Institution: Veterans Farm
Project Director: Adam Burke (adam@veteransfarm.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Veterans Farm was established in 2010 as a handicap accessible...

Ensuring Beginning Farmers` Long-Term Commercial Success

Award Amount: $597,599
Institution: Future Harvest - Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture
Project Director: Sarah Sohn (sarah@futureharvestcasa.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The overarching long-term goal of the Ensuring New Farmers’ Long-Term...

Evaluating Beginning Farmer Programs: Identifying Outcomes, Impacts and Factors Relating to Success

Award Amount: $150,000
Institution: National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Project Director: Juli Obudzinski (jobudzinski@sustainableagriculture.net)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
As interest in new farmer training continues to grow across...

Evaluating, Renovating and Strengthening Pennsylvania`s Beginning Farmer Apprenticeship Programs

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agroculture
Project Director: Franklin Egan (franklin@pasafarming.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) seeks to improve...

Evaluation Support and Technical Assistance EET for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Programs

Award Amount: $599,820
Institution: University of Callifornia - Santa Cruz
Project Director: Daniel Press (dpress@ucsc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The long-term goal of this project is to support the...

Expanding Farming Systems and Marketing Opportunities for Refugee and Native American Farmers in the Mountain West

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: Utah State University
Project Director: Kynda Curtis (kynda.curtis@usu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2017 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This project seeks to increase the number of beginning farmers...

Expanding the Incubator Paradigm: Creating Pathways for Socially Disadvantaged Beginning Farmers

Award Amount: $594,333
Institution: Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming
Project Director: Elizabeth Gabriel (elizabeth@groundswellcenter.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2019 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
PROJECT SUMMARYTitle: Expanding the Incubator Paradigm: Creating Pathways for Socially...

Experiential Training to advance the Economic and Social Viability of New Beginning, Farmers in USDA Strike Force Counties of Eastern North Carolina

Award Amount: $553,742
Institution: Whitaker Small Farm Group Inc.
Project Director: Charles Whitaker (c.l.w.whitaker@comcast.net)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The target area is primarily within the USDA Strike Counties...

Facilitating success for beginning farmers and ranchers in Washington`s remote island communities.

Award Amount: $554,548
Institution: Organic Farm School
Project Director: Sebastian Aguilar (sebastian@organicfarmschool.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This project seeks to serve new and existing beginning farmers and...

Farm Beginnings from Regional to National: Beginning Farmers and Viable Farms Initiative

Award Amount: $384,649
Institution: Land Stewardship Project
Project Director: Amy Bacigalupo (amyb@landstewardshipproject.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Project SummaryTitle: Farm Beginnings from Regional to National: Beginning Farmers...

Farm Management Educational Program for New, Beginning Farmers and Ranchers in Mississippi

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: Alcorn State University
Project Director: Elizabeth Myles (emyles@alcorn.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
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Summary
The overall goal of the proposed Farm Management Educational Program...

Farm Pathway:Integrating Farmer Training with Land Access

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Project Director: Kristy Urquhart (kristy@appalachian.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Farm Pathways is a whole-farm training and innovative land...

Farm Pathways: Access to Land, Livelihood, and Learning

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy
Project Director: Kristy Urquhart (kristy@appalachian.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Farm Pathways: Access to Land, Livelihood, and Learning project will...

Farm School NYC 2016-2019: Enhancing Educational Experiences, Resources, and Support for Beginning Urban Farmers

Award Amount: $593,930
Institution: Farm School NYC / Just Food
Project Director: Onika Abraham (onika@justfood.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Farm School NYC is a comprehensive, professional training program for...

Farm to School Academy for Beginning Farmers

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: Holmes County Food Hub
Project Director: Glyen Holmes (nnfc1996@yahoo.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The proposed project will utilize the business incubator model for...

Farm Transition and Business Planning for Beginning Immigrant and Refugee Farmers through Farmer to Farmer Mentorship

Award Amount: $589,508
Institution: World Farmers
Project Director: Maria Moreira (mmoreira@worldfarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The long-term goal of this three-year collaborative project is to transition...

Farm Works: Supporting beginning, limited resource farmers, including immigrants and refugees, in the Puget Sound Region

Award Amount: $750,000
Institution: Seattle Tilth Association
Project Director: Andrea Dwyer (andreadwyer@seattletilth.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The Farm Works Agricultural Training and Incubator Project expands opportunities for...

Farmer Education and Enterprise Development (FEED) for beginning, socially-disadvantaged (BSD) farmers in the Salinas Valley

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: ALBA
Project Director: Christopher Brown (chris@albafarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
1. Project Title: Farmer Education and Enterprise Development (FEED) Project2....

Farmer-to-Farmer Mentoring for Beginning, Immigrant, & Refugee Farmers in Crop  Production & Marketing Using the Existing Thirty Year Old Fl

Award Amount: $711,000
Institution: World Farmers
Project Director: Maria Moreira (mmoreira@worldfarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The long-term goal of this three year Collaborative project is to...

FARMING DETROIT -- An education and training partnership between The Greening of Detroit and the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: The Greening of Detroit
Project Director: Tepfirah Rushdan (tepfirah.rushdan@greeningofdetroit.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The Greening of Detroit (The Greening) and Detroit Black Community...

Farming for Cash: A Continuing Training Program for Veteran, Socially-disadvantaged, and Limited-resource Beginning Farmers

Award Amount: $519,443
Institution: Kentucky State University
Project Director: Siddhartha Dasgupta (siddhartha.dasgupta@kysu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
This project is a renewal application of a funded Standard BFRDP...

FARMLAND FOR THE NEXT GENERATION:TRAINING THE TRAINERS TO HELP BEGINNERS SECURE LAND AND SUCCEED IN AGRICULTURE

Award Amount: $669,796
Institution: American Farmland Trust
Project Director: Julia Freedgood (jfreedgood@farmland.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
According to USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture, the number of beginning...

FARRMS: Growing Together

Award Amount: $513,959
Institution: FARRMS
Project Director: Stephanie Blumhagen (info@farrms.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
FARRMS: Growing Together is strategic partnership between FARRMS and many...

Feed Rhode Island: Growing Sustainable Farms

Award Amount: $596,517
Institution: Southside Community Land Trust
Project Director: Margaret DeVos (margaret@southsideclt.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Feed Rhode Island: Growing Sustainable Farms seeks to increase the...

Feed Rhode Island: Growing Sustainable Farms

Award Amount: $6,000,000
Institution: Southside Community Land Trust
Project Director: Margaret DeVos (margaret@southsideclt.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2019 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Feed Rhode Island: Growing Sustainable Farms seeks to increase the...

Filling in the Gaps: Developing a Farmer Training Pipeline for Metropolitan NYC and Mid and Upper Hudson Valley Farmers with Special Emphasi

Award Amount: $693,918
Institution: Hawthorne Valley Association
Project Director: Rachel Schneider (rschneider@hawthornevalleyfarm.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
This proposal will enable project collaborators to create a beginning...

First Generation Farmers: Developing a Beginning Farmer Incubator to Teach Strategies for Farming on the Urban-Edge

Award Amount: $200,000
Institution: First Generation Farmers
Project Director: Allison Cecchini (alli@firstgenerationfarmers.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2017 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Our goal is to support Beginning Farmers with the foundational...

Food Sovereignty: Growing Urban Farmers and Farms

Award Amount: $352,095
Institution: ECO City Farms
Project Director: Margaret Morgan Hubbard (mmh@ecocityfarms.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The purpose of this project is to amplify, deepen and...

Fortifying Rural Economic Empowerment (FREE): Multi-State Farm BusinessDevelopment, Innovative Farming Strategies, and Apprenticeship Program

Award Amount: $583,799
Institution: Winston County Self Help Cooperative
Project Director: Frank Taylor (fltaylor@bellsouth.net)
Funding Opportunity: 2019 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
In alignment with the BFRDP primary goal, this program takes...

Free-Range & Pastured Poultry Training & Outreach Innovation Hub for Beginning Farmers in California & Oregon

Award Amount: $793,732
Institution: UC Davis School of Vet Med-Cooperative Ext
Project Director: Maurice Pitesky (mepitesky@ucdavis.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2017 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Free-range and pastured poultry operations are gaining increasing popularity and are...

Frontera Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Project

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Project Director: Juan Raygoza (juan.raygoza@utrgv.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2018 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This project will provide outreach, training, technical assistance, and mentorship...

Generation Indigenous Food:  Preparing Beginning Farmers and Ranchers for Success and Resilency

Award Amount: $681,459
Institution: University of Arkansas
Project Director: Janie Hipp (jhipp@uark.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
This project brings together American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian...

Global Garden Farm Chicago: Preparing Displaced Refugee Farmers for Vegetable Production in the Midwest

Award Amount: $71,080
Institution: Global Garden Refugee Trainig Farm
Project Director: Linda Seyler (globalgardenfarm@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Global Garden Refugee Training Farm (GGRTF) developed and delivered 2...

Global Gardens New Farmer Training Project

Award Amount: $597,867
Institution: Jannus, Inc.
Project Director: Katie Painter (katiepainter.ised@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Global Gardens trains beginning farmers who have cultural, linguistic, or economic barriers...

Global Growers Farmer Development Initiative

Award Amount: $598,095
Institution: Global Growers Network
Project Director: Robin Chanin (robin@globalgrowers.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2017 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Global Growers will develop a pipeline to opportunities in agriculture sectors...