Organic Farm Funding
Get help expanding, improving, or starting your organic farm.
Need assistance with certification costs or creating value-added products on your farm? Are you looking to transition your farm from conventional to organic practices? The following resources provide funding and other assistance.
Organic Farm Funding Resources
One of the biggest hurdles to transitioning land to organic or enhancing conservation on the farm is securing the funds to make it possible. The resources below can help.
USDA Agricultural Easement Program
Assistance for American Indian tribes, state and local governments and non-governmental organizations protecting and enhancing wetlands
USDA Conservation Programs
Funding and assistance to restore and conserve sensitive ecological areas
USDA FSA Farm Storage Facility Loans
Low-interest financing to build or upgrade storage facilities for organic commodities
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service EQIP Organic Initiative
Technical and financial assistance for conservation as well as funding and assistance for farmers transitioning to organic
Resources for New Farmers
The National Young Farmers Coalition cites land access and capital as top barriers to new farmers. If you’re a young or beginning farmer looking for help finding and buying land, check out the following links.
USDA FSA Down Payment Loan Program
Financial assistance for beginning, minority, and women farmers hoping to purchase a farm or ranch
USDA Farm Service Agency Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
New farmers and traditionally underserved or limited-resource farmers are eligible for free catastrophic coverage and discounted premiums on higher coverage
Future Organic Farmer Grant Fund
Financial assistance for higher education and vocational students pursuing organic agriculture programs
Iroquois Valley Farms
Long-term leases and mortgage finance assistance for young and beginning farmers
National Young Farmers Coalition Farmland Calculator
Use this tool to estimate the affordability of a piece of land you’re considering and download the results for your meeting with the loan officer
National Young Farmers Coalition Land Access Trainings
Hands-on education on the process of acquiring land
For Hands-On Help...
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