January 28 is the deadline to apply for funding from the Young Farmer Grant Program. The National Young Farmers Coalition is offering $5,000 grants to 50 young farmers and ranchers to support them in building careers in agriculture.
Forty-five awards will go to businesses already in operation, and five to projects starting in 2022. Grant funding may support completing a project, purchasing a new piece of equipment, covering operating costs such as seeds and compost, building new infrastructure, attending a farmer training program or conference, hiring additional farm labor, or covering personal finances that stand in the way of farm success, including but not limited to childcare, housing, or student loan payments. Funds, once awarded, may also be used to match other grant opportunities.