National Farmers Organization receives Beginning Farmer and Rancher Grant award

Yesterday, our client National Farmers Organization was announced as one of just 40 grant awardees nationwide to receive funding through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP).

U.S. Department of Agriculture's Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden (USDA) announced more than $18 million in grants to educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers. The grants are administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), which was authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill).

The BFRDP program, first established by the 2008 Farm Bill, aims to support those who have farmed or ranched less than 10 years with workshops, educational teams, training, and technical assistance throughout the United States. NIFA awards grants to organizations that implement programs to train beginning farmers and ranchers. A fact sheet with a complete list of awardees and project descriptionsis available on the USDA website.

Congrats National Farmers Organization and thank you for giving us the pleasure of working with you on a successful proposal!

If you’re interested in applying for 2015 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Grant Funding, the application period is open now, with proposals due March 13. Contact Toni at tscott@morrisonco.net or 530-893-4764, ext. 205 for more information.

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