The New York State New Farmers Grant Fund provides grants to support beginning farmers who have chosen farming as a career and who materially and substantially participate in the production of an agricultural product on their farm. The grant fund will help farmers improve farm profitability through one or both of the following goals: expanding agricultural production, diversifying agricultural production, and/or extending the agricultural season; and/or advancing innovative techniques that increase sustainable agricultural production practices, such as organic farming, food safety, reduction of farm waste, and/or water use. Grants may provide a minimum of $15,000 and a maximum of $50,000 for up to 50% of total project costs. New York State farmers in their first 10 years of farming and with a minimum of $10,000 in farm income may apply.
Applications must be postmarked by January 25, 2019.