Purdue Extension Educator Roy Ballard asks, "Do you receive questions like 'Where can I get some funding for my farm or to fund educational programming or research on some aspect of Sustainable Agriculture?' While we all know that there is no such thing as a free lunch, there is some funding available to farmers and others who apply that might enable them to do a number of things on their farm and/or community, such as growing a new crop, conducting research an educational program, learning more about a particular issue, becoming more energy efficient, adding value to a raw farm product, or developing a local food system."
On Tuesday, August 21, September 4 and September 11 (10-Noon Eastern) there will be live interactive webinars collectively entitled Funding Opportunities for Farmers and Others which will provide some basic introduction into some of the current grants, loans and cost share opportunities that are available, applicant eligibility and how to apply for funding.
Each session will cover different sources and types of funding. Session descriptions and schedules can be found here; you can register here.
This is a joint effort of USDA Rural Development, NRCS, FSA, ISDA, Purdue Extension and North Central Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NC-SARE). If you want to be involved, please email Roy.