Beginning Farmer Rancher Development Program

USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is accepting applications for its Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) through Thursday, January 21, 2016.  This program funds collaborations aimed at addressing the needs of beginning farmers and ranchers through new and established local and regional training, education, outreach and technical assistance initiatives.

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Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Grant Program (BFRDG)

USDA’s Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Grant Program (BFRDG) is accepting applications for efforts to develop and offer education, training, outreach, and mentoring programs to enhance the sustainability of next generation farmers.  Approximately $18.5 million in total funding is available for projects up $250,000 per year that can last up to three years.  The application deadline is March 13, 2015.  Click on the program link above for more information and the full request for applications.