Beyond the annual funding opportunity we provide through the Extension Risk Management Education (ERME) program and the North Central ERME Center, we want to keep you informed of funding opportunities to help serve America’s farmers and ranchers in addressing risk management on their operations. From time to time, these opportunities become available to fund educational programming for risk management education. We will post links to these programs as we are notified.
Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program – This grant program provides funding to organizations for education, mentoring and technical assistance for beginning farmers or ranchers. Ensuring there will be a new generation of beginning farmers and ranchers, regardless of age or production choice, is very important to the continuation of agricultural production in the U.S. This program is open to collaborations on a state, tribal, local or regionally-based network or partnership of qualified or public and/or private entities. This may include Cooperative Extension; Federal, State, municipal or tribal agencies; community based organizations; non-governmental organizations; colleges, universities, or foundations; and private for-profit organizations. Request for Applications; BFRDP Funding Opportunity Webpage; View an informational application webinar Tuesday, April 16 2-4 PM ET. Join by Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/227818946 or by conference call: 1-888-844-9904, code 6824450 The application period is open from Thursday, April 4, 2019 and closes Thursday, May 16, 2019.
Farm Business Management and Benchmarking (FBMB) Competitive Grants Program – The program is closed for 2019.
Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund – This program is closed for 2019.