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“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 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 new farmer training program for Maine

Award Amount: $709,713
Institution: Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Project Director: Daniel MacPhee (dmacphee@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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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-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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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 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 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 (kpainter@idahorefugees.org)
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...

Groundswell New Farmer Training Programs

Award Amount: $707,726
Institution: Center for Transformative Action
Project Director: Joanna Green (joanna@groundswellcenter.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Project Goal is to increase the number, diversity, profitability, and environmental sustainability...

Growing Farmers Initiative: Equipping beginning farmers to create economically and ecologically resilient farm enterprises in NY and beyond

Award Amount: $744,951
Institution: Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Project Director: Sara Elliott (sarae@stonebarnscenter.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Stone Barns Center's beginning farmer training prepares young farmers...

Growing Good Farmers, Growing Good Food: A Comprehensive Training Program for Ohio`s Organic and Sustainable Beginning Farmers

Award Amount: $566,141
Institution: Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
Project Director: Carol Goland (cgoland@oeffa.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Ohio has 27,000 farmers on their present farms less than...

Growing Roots: Deepening Support for Diverse New Farmers and Ranchers in California

Award Amount: $750,000
Institution: The Regents of the University of California
Project Director: Jennifer Sowerwine (jsowerwi@berkeley.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The long-term goal of this project is to support the...

Growing Self-Reliant Farmers

Award Amount: $369,500
Institution: Calypso Farm and Ecology Center
Project Director: Susan Willsrud (calypsosusan@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Growing Self-Reliant Farmers project offers a hands-on, farm-based, Farmer Training Program...

Growing Sustainable Farms: Training, Land and Resources for Beginning Socially-Disadvantaged Farmers

Award Amount: $159,626
Institution: Minnesota Food Association
Project Director: Hilary Otey Wold (hilary@mnfoodassociation.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Growing Sustainable Farms: Training, Land and Resources for Beginning Socially-Disadvantaged...

Growing the Management Skills of Native Americans and Limited-Resource Beginning Farmers in the Southwest

Award Amount: $750,000
Institution: The University of Arizona
Project Director: Russell Tronstad (tronstad@ag.arizona.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
This proposal emphasizes the priority topic areas of: basic crop farming...

Growing Together: Building the Capacity and Skills of Low-Resource Beginning Farmers and Agricultural Service Providers in Maine

Award Amount: $750,000
Institution: Cultivating Community
Project Director: Craig Lapine (craig@cultivatingcommunity.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Cultivating Community’s “Growing Together” will employ a multi-sector strategy to create...

Healthy Food, Healthy Communities: A Collaborative Approach To Producer Education on Native American Reservations

Award Amount: $659,621
Institution: SDSU Extension West River Ag Center
Project Director: Jason Schoch (jason.schoch@sdstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The goal of this grant is to address food sovereignty...

Hmong Agricultural Sustainability Training and Education (HASTE)

Award Amount: $711,623
Institution: Hmong National Development
Project Director: Hli Xyooj (hlix@hmong.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The goal of the Hmong Agricultural Sustainability Training and Education...

Infrastructure, Access, and Community: A Plan To Support Beginning Farmers in Indiana

Award Amount: $681,405
Institution: Purdue University
Project Director: Kevin Gibson (kgibson@purdue.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The primary goals of this project are to increase the...

Initiating the Paso Del Norte Immigrant Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Network

Award Amount: $541,950
Institution: National Immigrant Farming Initiative Inc. Regional Office
Project Director: Rigoberto Delgado (rigo@immigrantfarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Project SummaryTITLE: "Initiating the Paso Del Norte Immigrant Beginning Farmer...

Laying the Groundwork: A Land Affordability Calculator & National Land Access Training Series to Help the Next Generation of Farmers Succeed

Award Amount: $574,150
Institution: National Young Farmers Coalition
Project Director: Holly Rippon-Butler (holly@youngfarmers.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
In the next two decades, more than two-thirds of privately...

Legal Aid of Nebraska`s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Project

Award Amount: $654,902
Institution: Legal Aid of Nebraska
Project Director: Michelle Soll (msoll@legalaidofnebraska.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The purpose of the renewal Legal Aid of Nebraska (LAN) Beginning...

Michigan`s Emerging Farmers Strategies and Tools to Enhance Success

Award Amount: $744,810
Institution: Michigan State University
Project Director: Michael Hamm (mhamm@msu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
This project has as its overall goal "to create a...

Nevada Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Project

Award Amount: $692,433
Institution: University of Nevada Reno Cooperative Extension
Project Director: Staci Emm (emms@unce.unr.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The long-term goal of this StandardBFRDP Project Renewal is to enhance...

New Organic Stewards: Expanding Community, Resources and Financial Knowledge

Award Amount: $310,419
Institution: Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service
Project Director: Jody Padgham (jody@mosesorganic.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
In the New Organic Stewards: Expanding Community, Resources and Financial Knowledge project...

New Roots for Refugees

Award Amount: $380,433
Institution: Catholic Charities of Northeast KS
Project Director: Meredith Walrafen (mwalrafen@catholiccharitiesks.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas (CCNEK) in partnership with Cultivate...

Open Books: Open Farmland¿Increasing Farm Economic Viability in Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin.

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: Angelic Organics Learning Center
Project Director: Tom Spaulding (grants@learngrowconnect.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Open Books: Open Farmland project is led by Angelic...

Organic Farming Program

Award Amount: $366,976
Institution: Rodale Institute
Project Director: Jeff Moyer (jeff.moyer@rodaleinstitute.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The Organic Farming Program is a collaboration between Rodale Institute and...

Organic Grain Resources And Information Network (OGRAIN): Supporting beginning organic grain growers in the Upper Midwest

Award Amount: $187,379
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Project Director: Erin Silva (emsilva@wisc.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The Organic Grain Resources And Information Network (OGRAIN) will increase the...

Recirculating Farms Coalition: Growing Local - Training New and Beginning Sustainable Urban Farmers In New Orleans, Louisiana

Award Amount: $500,000
Institution: Recirculating Farms Coalition
Project Director: Marianne Cufone (mcufone@recirculatingfarms.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The greater New Orleans, Louisiana area suffers from poverty, food insecurity...

Refresh Appalachia: Agricultural Entrepreneurship Development Program

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: Tri-State Local Foods, Inc.
Project Director: Lauren Kemp (lauren@unlimitedfuture.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The Long-Term Goal of this project is to establish a...

Roads to Successful Farm Succession

Award Amount: $641,955
Institution: Iowa State Univeristy
Project Director: John Lawrence (jdlaw@iastate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Roads to Successful Farm Succession, addresses several aspects of farm business...

Securing Beginning Farmers Through Succession Planning Project

Award Amount: $496,914
Institution: Easter Seals Wisconsin
Project Director: Paul Leverenz (pleverenz@eastersealswisconsin.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
A partnership of Easter Seals Wisconsin (ESW), Wisconsin Farm Center (WFC),...

Skagit County Beginning Farmer Development Program

Award Amount: $599,999
Institution: Viva Farm
Project Director: Michael Frazier (michael@vivafarms.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Beginning Farmer Development Program Skagit County establishes a formal...

South Dakota Beginning Farmer Training, Mentoring, Networking and Market Support Project

Award Amount: $225,079
Institution: Dakota Rural Action
Project Director: Frank James (fejames@dakotarural.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
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Summary
The South Dakota Beginning Farmer Training, Mentoring, Networking, and Marketing...

South-West Texas StrikeForce Initiative for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $712,500
Institution: University of Texs Rio Grande Valley
Project Director: George Bennack (bennack@utpa.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
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Summary
This Standard Renewal Project includes 28% sub-awards to a community-based...

Strategic Investments to Ensure Long-Term Success of Veteran-Owned and Advanced Beginning Farms

Award Amount: $712,500
Institution: Cornell University
Project Director: Anusuya Rangarajan (ar47@cornell.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The Northeast Beginning Farmer Project's goal is to ensure access...

Successfully Navigating the First 10 Years: Education Targeting Farm Dev Stages to Achieve Profitability and Environmental Sustainability

Award Amount: $670,000
Institution: Oregon State University
Project Director: Garry Stephenson (garry.stephenson@oregonstate.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
With the nation’s need to foster a new generation of farmers,...

Supporting Beginning Farmer Programs with Technical Assistance to Apply for BFRDP

Award Amount: $249,657
Institution: New Entry Sustainable Farming Proje
Project Director: Sarah Lambertson (sarah.lambertson@tufts.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, in collaboration with their partners is proposing...

Supporting Pennsylvania New Farmers in the Start-up, Re-strategizing and Establishing Years

Award Amount: $461,000
Institution: The Pennsylvania State University
Project Director: Tara Baugher (tab36@psu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Leading Pennsylvania's economy with $7.4 billion in sales each year,...

Sustainable Farms for Urban Markets

Award Amount: $603,790
Institution: Hmong American Partnership
Project Director: Bao Vang (baov@hmong.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Sustainable Farms for Urban Markets' (SFUM) mission is to enhance...

The National Farmer Veteran Project: Utilizing Existing Relationships and Networks to Expand Impact and Reach Among Veteran Farmers

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: The Farmer Veteran Coalition
Project Director: Michael O'Gorman (michaelo@farmvetco.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
The long-term goals of the project are: (1) to increase...

The Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program: A Participatory Beginning Farmer and Rancher Education and Training Initiative

Award Amount: $724,828
Institution: Virginia Tech
Project Director: Kim Niewolnyy (niewolny@vt.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Our long-term goal is to holistically improve start-up opportunities for a...

Training and Education to Facilitate Entry Into Emerging Specialized Wholesale and Agritourism Markets for Beginning Producers in Remote Agricultural Southern Colorado

Award Amount: $239,970
Institution: Economic Development, Colorado Office of
Project Director: Elizabeth ORear (elizabeth.orear@state.co.us)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This project innovates beginning producer education through collaboration between the...

Training, Developing, and Mentoring Beginning Organic and Conventional Dairy and Feed Producers

Award Amount: $100,000
Institution: NFO, Inc. (National Farmers Organization)
Project Director: David Reed (dreed@nfo.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
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Summary
Currently the demand by consumers for organic dairy products exceeds...

Training, Developing, and Mentoring Beginning Organic Dairy and Feed Producers

Award Amount: $588,948
Institution: NFO, Inc
Project Director: David Reed (dreed@nfo.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Project Presentation: Click to Open
Summary
Though consumer demand has skyrocketed for organic milk in recent...

Tuskegee University Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

Award Amount: $459,914
Institution: Tuskegee University
Project Director: Robert Zabawa (zabawar@mytu.tuskegee.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The long-term goal of this project is to design and...

Ultra-Niche Crops for the Progressive, New Farmer

Award Amount: $460,170
Institution: Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County
Project Director: Jenny Carleo (carleo@aesop.rutgers.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The project goal is to teach new and beginning farmers...

University of Hawaii`s GoFarm Hawaii: A regional new farmer development initiative

Award Amount: $712,000
Institution: U of Hawaii, Agribusiness Incubator Program
Project Director: steven chiang (schiang@hawaii.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2014 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
How can we capitalize upon the interest in agriculture to...

Windy City Harvest: Training Beginner Farmers for Chicago`s Urban Agriculture Community

Award Amount: $712,500
Institution: Chicago Horticultural Society
Project Director: Angela Mason (amason@chicagobotanic.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Through a renewal of its standard BFRDP project, the Chicago...

Wolfe`s Neck Farm Dairy Farmer Apprenticeship Program

Award Amount: $573,256
Institution: Wolfe's Neck Farm
Project Director: David Herring (dherring@wolfesneckfarm.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2016 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Wolfe's Neck Farm is an educational farm in Maine that runs...