USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture released the 2014 Request for Applications for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. Applications are due June 12.
Organizations can apply for grants to provide education, training, technical assistance and outreach for U.S. farmers, ranchers, and managers of non-industrial private forest land. Priority will be given to projects that are partnerships and collaborations led by or including non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, and school-based agricultural educational organizations with expertise in new agricultural producer training and outreach. Approximately $19.2 million is available for 2014 awards.
NIFA is hosting two webinars for interested applicants, on April 30 and May 6 at 2:00 p.m. EDT.