To recognize startup businesses implementing innovative solutions to address traditional ag challenges, the American Farm Bureau, in partnership with Farm Credit, aims to award $145,000 in startup funds to 10 businesses from across the country through the Ag Innovation Challenge.
There is a great deal of interest in grants, incentives and cost-shares for agriculture. And while there are many programs available, navigating the complex landscape of incentives – or just finding out about them – can be a challenge. Nathan Rudgers, Farm Credit East Director of Business Development, discusses how to define your project and seek funding.
Grant funding is one way to help defray some of the costs of building or improving an agricultural business. But, it can sometimes be a challenge to first identify, then complete the application process for a specific grant. A Farm Credit East webinar discussed the process for obtaining grant funding and highlighted some of the grants available for Northeast producers.