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New Farmers Grant Fund Accepting Applications from Early-Stage Farmers

As of October 1st, Greener Fields Together has launched Cultivating Change, which is a grant program that gives local farms funds to upgrade infrastructure, invest in food safety, implement sustainable technology, and continue to grow the food that nourishes America’s communities. Farmers are able to apply for this grant in four different categories (certifications, marketing, infrastructure, and capacity building) and have the opportunity to win up to $30,000 to put towards their projects.

Greener Fields Together has launched a grant program "Cultivating Change."

Funding Opportunities

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New Farmers Grant Fund Accepting Applications from Early-Stage Farmers

Empire State Development (ESD) and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets today announced $1 million in funding is available to assist early-stage farmers through the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund. The program, now in its fifth year, promotes growth and development in the state's agriculture industry. To date, $3.27 million has been awarded to nearly 90 farms throughout New York State to expand their operations and improve their profitability. For more information or to apply please use this link.

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Cultivating ChangeCultivating Change is a local farm grant program offered by Greener Fields Together. It aims to fund projects and pursuits that will help local farmers do what they're best at: farming. Qualified growers and aggregators are able to win up to $30,000 annually through an online voting platform and peer review panel. Visit Cultivating Change for more information on how to apply for a project. GreenerFields

Contact

David Cox
Ag Program Leader
dgc23@cornell.edu
518-234-4303 x119

Last updated July 26, 2019