Funding/Grants

FUNDING: Tennessee Agriculture Enterprise Fund

FUNDING: Tennessee Agriculture Enterprise Fund Tennessee's new Agriculture Enterprise Fund (AEF) will award grants to starting or expanding agricultural and food businesses, farmers, nonprofits, local governments, and other entities in Tennessee, or those whose project will be located in Tennessee. Successful grant recipients must demonstrate a...

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USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program – Deadline: April 21, 2017

USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program - Deadline: April 21, 2017 NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) is accepting applications for the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. 
 TDA Assistant Commissioner for Market Development Ed Harlan advises eligible individuals and organizations to submit proposals...

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Southern SAWG: Veteran Scholarships Available

Southern SAWG: Veteran Scholarships Available Limited scholarships are available for military veterans who would like to attend Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group’s (SAWG) annual Practical Tools and Solutions for Sustaining Family Farms Conference. The popular conference, which is being held January 27 through January 30 in...

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FINANCING AVAILABLE: USDA Farm Service Agency

From the NSAC blog: "With less than five months remaining in the current fiscal year, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) still has nearly one billion dollars available for farm loans to help family farmers across the country buy land.Last year, Congress significantly increased the appropriation...

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FUNDING: Rural Energy America Program (REAP)

On December 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a Notice of Funding Announcement for the agency’s Rural Energy America Program (REAP), which is designed to help “agricultural producers and rural small businesses” with reducing their energy consumption and costs and meeting more...

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Tennessee State University Receives USDA Grant to Aid Veteran, Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

From the Tennessee State University Newsroom - "Tennessee State University has received funding to help beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers, veteran farmers and ranchers build a more resilient agriculture system.The University’s College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences received $188,055 recently from the U.S. Department...

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