How to Find and Get Government Grant Money to Start a Farm

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What a Great Opportunity to Fund a Homestead with Free Money!

Like most people, if you’ve ever considered starting a family farm you’ve probably realized that it can be  quite an expensive undertaking even if you use all the DIY skills you have to help keep expenses down.

We wanted to see if there was a better way and came across a great article by Homesteading Freedom and WikiHow that details every step you need to take to apply for a small farm grant.  We hope you enjoy and take advantage of valuable information below. There’s nothing to lose and free money to gain.

April 2014, the USDA announced $19 million in grants for young farmers. The grants, managed by the National Institutes of Food and Agriculture, are aimed at those trying to break into farming and those who have been at it for fewer than 10 years.

The grants will help train producers through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP), the USDA said in a statement in mid-April. Those competitive grants help beginning ranchers, farmers and foresters through the extension of training and technical assistance.

Agriculture, like any business, comes with a long list of challenges and expenses when beginning. Many farmers turn to loans to start up, but those come with repayments with interest. Grants, on the other hand, don’t require repayment. Although applicants often must compete for grants, the funding type can help farmers get through the initial stages.

WikiHow outlines a series of steps you can take to go after the government grant money for starting a farm.

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