Funding/Grants

USDA Grants Available for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production

USDA Grants Available for Urban Agriculture and Innovative Production $3 million in competitive grants is available to support the development of urban agriculture and innovative production projects. USDA will accept applications on Grants.gov until midnight July 6, 2020. Planning Projects should initiate or expand efforts of farmers,...

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SSAWG SCHOLARSHIPS: Military Veterans – Deadline Dec. 6th

SSAWG SCHOLARSHIPS: Military Veterans Veteran Scholarships Available for Sustainable Ag Conference Limited scholarships are available for military veterans who would like to attend Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s (SSAWG) annual Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference. The popular conference, which will take place January 22-25, 2020...

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Applications Now Open for Rural Renewable Energy Projects

[caption id="attachment_145446" align="alignright" width="300"] USDA Multimedia by Lance Cheung[/caption] Applications Now Open for Rural Renewable Energy Projects As climate variability increases and energy costs continue to rise, producing on-farm, renewable energy has become an attractive option for many farmers and ranchers. In order to help farmers and...

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COST-SHARE: TDA Opportunities for GAP Certification

FARMERS OFFERED NEW COST SHARE OPPORTUNITY FOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM NASHVILLE – Tennessee farmers looking to expand their markets and increase food safety by becoming Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certified now have the opportunity to receive financial assistance from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA). GAP certification allows...

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Guidbook to Navigate USDA Credit Options

Guidbook to Navigate USDA Credit Options The National Young Farmers Coalition has published a guidebook to help young farmers and ranchers navigate the credit options offered by the USDA Farm Service Agency. Farm Service Agency Loans: The Ins and Outs of Growing a Farm with Federal...

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NRCS in Tennessee Offers RCPP Assistance – DEADLINE this Friday

NRCS in Tennessee Offers RCPP Assistance - DEADLINE this Friday NRCS in Tennessee Offers RCPP Assistance to Producers to Address Soil and Water Resource Concerns NASHVILLE, December 15, 2017 – The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Tennessee, recently announced $1.2 million...

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