Beginning farmer and rancher program accepting applications for education grants for 2019 and 2020

Announcement from the USDA

The USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) provides grants to organizations for education, mentoring, and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers or ranchers. Ensuring there will be a “new generation” of beginning farmers and ranchers — regardless of age or production choice — is especially important to the continuation of agricultural production in the United States. 

Applications are now being accepted for 2019 and 2020. Learn more here:–currently

Eligibility: Applications may only be submitted by a collaborative state, tribal, local, or regionally-based network or partnership of qualified public and/or private entities. These collaborations may include the following entities: State Cooperative Extension Services; Federal, State, municipal or tribal agencies: community based organizations (CBOS); non-governmental organizations (NGOS); junior and four-year colleges and universities or foundations maintained by a college or university; and private for-profit organizations.

Match: There is a 25 percent match under this program. The match can be waived with adequate justification for applicants serving underserved areas or populations.

Link to the BFRDP Funding Opportunity Webpage

Link to the BFRDP Webpage

Coming Soon: Applicants/Stakeholder Webinar:

Date: Tuesday April 16, 2019;  From 2:00 pm – 4 pm Eastern Time

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