National Young Farmers Coalition Grant Applications due Jan. 15, 2024
YOUNG FARMERS GRANT PROGRAM
Applications due January 15, 2024
In the fifth and final year of the program, they are celebrating distributing 50 grants to a new cohort of young farmers and ranchers in 2024!
This year, forty-five awards will go to businesses already in operation, and five to farm and ranch operations starting up in 2024.
Applications are currently open for the 2024 Young Farmer Grant Program!
Applications are open until January 15th, 2024, at 3pm ET. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. No phone calls please.
This program seeks to support “livelihood farmers and ranchers” or those seeking long term careers that financially support them through agriculture. At this time, they are not able to offer funding to farmers who are not currently, or are not working, toward making an income farming through long-term careers in agriculture.
Applicant must be the operation owner or plan to start their own operation in 2024. For non-profit farms without “owners” applicant must be the lead farmer/farm manager. Farmer part-owners of cooperative or collective farms are qualified to apply. Please choose just one owner to represent the operation in the application.
Young farmers and ranchers who are at least 18 and not over 40 years of age as of May 1, 2024.
Applicant must use farm practices that protect natural resources for future generations.
There are no preferences for what applicants produce on their operations or for current scale of farm.
They strongly encourage farmers of color, Indigenous farmers, and farmers who are facing significant structural barriers to accessing other funding opportunities and success in agriculture to apply.
Staff and Board members of the National Young Farmers Coalition are not eligible to apply.
Recipients of the 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 Young Farmer Grants are not eligible to apply.
Find out more here: https://www.youngfarmers.org/youngfarmergrants/