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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 Collaborative Training Approach for Kentucky's Military Veterans, Underserved and Rural Beginning Farmers

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: UK - CES/Ag Programs
Project Director: Craig Wood (woodch@uky.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2020 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program 2021 Awards
Summary
Key Words: Education, Mentoring, Technical AssistanceThe goal for this project...

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 (executivedirector@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...

Appalachian Resource Conservation and Development

Award Amount: $407,995
Institution: Appalachian RC&D Council
Project Director: Susan McKinney (susan@arcd.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2021 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Through the Field School Beginning Farmer Training Program, the Appalachian...

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...

Battleground to Breaking Ground Expansion Project

Award Amount: $750,000
Institution: Texas A&M Agrilife Extension
Project Director: Erin Kimbrough (erin.kimbrough@ag.tamu.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2021 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension BattleGround to Breaking Ground Expansion Project...

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...

Breaking Down Barriers to Maryland Beginning Farmer Success: Growing Local Mkts and Urban

Award Amount: $491,950
Institution: University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore City Office
Project Director: Neith Little (nglittle@umd.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2021 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
This project will provide beginning farmers with the knowledge and...

Bridging the Gap: Growing Veterans

Award Amount: $749,979
Institution: Hoola Veteran Services
Project Director: Emily Emmons (emily@hoolafarms.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2021 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The goal of Bridging the Gap: Growing Veterans pilot program...

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 Beginning Farmer Capacity and Sustainability through Outreach, Training, Mentorship & Land Access

Award Amount: $600,000
Institution: Grow Food DBA Viva Farms
Project Director: Michael Frazier (michael@vivafarms.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2020 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program 2021 Awards
Summary
Grow Food DBA Viva Farms plans to build on the success...

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 Labor Management Know-How Among Beginning Farmers

Award Amount: $594,372
Institution: University of Vermont Extension
Project Director: Beth Holtzman (beth.holtzman@uvm.edu)
Funding Opportunity: 2021 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Farm labor is among the most significant challenges beginning farmers...

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...

Building Place-Based Mentorships for Beginning Grain Farmers with Special Support for Beginning Women Farmers

Award Amount: $746,424
Institution: Michael Fields Agricultural Institute
Project Director: Nicole Tautges (ntautges@michaelfields.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2021 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Beginning food-grade grain farmers face daunting barriers to entry, including...

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....

Collaborative Training and Mentorship Pathways for Beginning Foothill Farmers and Ranchers

Award Amount: $500,352
Institution: Sierra Harvest
Project Director: Molly Nakahara (molly@sierraharvest.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2021 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Sierra Harvest, a community-based organization that has trained over 100 beginning...

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 Farmers and Ranchers that Thrive: An Innovative Model for Holistic Agriculture Success in the High Dessert West

Award Amount: $591,773
Institution: Western Colorado Food and Agriculture Council DBA Valley Food Partnership
Project Director: Penelope Powell (penelope@valleyfoodpartnership.org)
Funding Opportunity: 2020 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program 2021 Awards
Summary
Cultivating Farmers and Ranchers that Thrive (CFRT), led by Valley...

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...

Curriculum and Tool Development for Beginning BIPOC Farmers in Massachusetts

Award Amount: $49,486
Institution: Pocasset Pokanoket Land Trust Inc
Project Director: George Spring Buffalo (chiefgeorgespring@gmail.com)
Funding Opportunity: 2021 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
The Pocasset Pokanoket Land Trust’s Indigenous Roots Forever: A Business Support...

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 and Sustaining Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Beginning Farmers and Ranchers in Texas

Award Amount: $300,000
Institution: Texas Agriforestry Small Farmers and Ranchers
Project Director: Igalious Mills (igalikemills@swbell.net)
Funding Opportunity: 2021 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program Awards
Summary
Texas Agriforestry Small Farmers and Ranchers will implement a program of...

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 Capacity for Veterans and Socially Disadvantaged Beginning Farmers in Black Belt Alabama throu