Deadline Extended – USDA Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program

USDA’s National Institutes of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has extended the deadline for the Beginning Farmer Rancher Development grant until April 2nd.

USDA NCR-SARE Professional Development Program Grant

USDA’s Northcentral Region SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research Education)’s Professional Development Program (PDP) grant is accepting applications until April 2nd for requests up to $90,000 for projects lasting up to 36 months.


USDA Rural Development is currently accepting applications for both the Value Added Producer Grant (VAPG) and the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG).

VAPG provides up to $75,000 for planning grants to conduct feasibility studies, or up to $250,000 for working capital implementation projects. Applications are due March 5th, 2020, and a 1:1 match is required.

RBDG funds projects providing technical assistance to Rural Business through technical assistance, infrastructure development, and economic development including capitalization of revolving loan funds. Applications are due March 30, 2020.