Livestock Conservancy Microgrants Aid Farmers Who Raise Endangered Livestock
The Livestock Conservancy awarded microgrants totaling $19,342.65 to 11 farmers, ranchers, and shepherds raising endangered breeds of livestock. “Small financial awards can make a big difference for heritage breeders,” explains Livestock Conservancy Executive Director Dr. Alison Martin. “These strategic investments were selected by our panel of judges as the best examples of livestock conservation in action across the United States.” The Livestock Conservancy’s competitive Microgrants program was launched in 2019. Donations enabled the program to expand throughout the United States this year. A youth division for Microgrants was also launched this year, to encourage the next generation of heritage breeders.