NYS New Farmers Grant Fund- must be postmarked by Jan. 28th

The New York State New Farmers Grant Fund provides assistance to new and early-stage farmers and encourages farming as a career path. The fund will provide grants from $15,000 to $50,000 for up to 50% of project costs including, but not limited to, lease or purchase of farm machinery and equipment; construction or expansion of farm buildings or systems; and purchase of supplies such as root stock, seed, and fertilizer. Find more information here.


4 Responses to “ NYS New Farmers Grant Fund- must be postmarked by Jan. 28th ”

  • Cliff Fairchild

    How do you become a farm if you can’t get assistance to get started?

  • william almas

    Hello my name is william and i own an 20 acre retired dairy farm with lots of barns. I am looking for info and help on start farming. Please feel free to contactr me either at home 315-845-6606 or cell 315-867-9151 or bt email any help would be much appreciated.
    William Almas

  • Sarah Diana Nechamen

    Hi William,
    I’ve sent you an email with some resources. Let us know if you need any further information!

  • Sarah Diana Nechamen

    Hi Cliff,
    If this grant isn’t an option for you, you can take a look at the Funding section of our Resources page. We have compiled lists of grants and loans for both current and aspiring farmers. You can also look at fact sheet #4, “Financing a Farm Operation,” of our Guide to Farming in NY for more advice on funding a farm.

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