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USDA Funds Available for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development 
Deadline: February 8, 2018

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) requests applications for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) for fiscal year (FY) 2018 to support new and established local and regional training, education, outreach and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers or ranchers in the United States (U.S.). Programs and services (as appropriate) include the following: 
A. Basic livestock, forest management, and crop farming practices; 
B. Innovative farm, ranch, and private, nonindustrial forest land transfer strategies; 
C. Entrepreneurship and business training; 
D. Financial and risk management training (including the acquisition and management of agricultural credit); 
E. Natural resource management and planning; 
F. Diversification and marketing strategies; 
G. Curriculum development; 
H. Mentoring, apprenticeships, and internships; 
I. Resources and referral; 
J. Farm financial benchmarking; 
K. Assisting beginning farmers or ranchers in acquiring land from retiring farmers and ranchers;
L. Agricultural rehabilitation and vocational training for veterans; 
M. Farm safety and awareness; and 
N. Other similar subject areas of use to beginning farmers or ranchers.
The recipient must be a collaborative, state, tribal, local, or regionally-based network or partnership of public or private entities, which may include: state cooperative extension service; community-based and nongovernmental organization; college or university (including institutions awarding associate degrees); or any other appropriate partner. 
Standard Maximum Award: $200,000 per year for up to three (3) years for large standard grants; $100,000 per year for up to three (3) years for small standard grants. Match at least equal to 25 percent (25%) of the federal funds awarded.

A webinar will be held Wednesday, December 19, 2017 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm EST. To join the webinar please use the following link:

For more information: contact Desiree Rucker, Program Specialist, at or (202) 401-6996or 
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