Each year, as part of their work to build a thriving family farm-centered system of agriculture, Farm Aid awards grants to organizations serving family farms. We’re proud to be a 2023 grant recipient and critical partner in the movement to keep family farmers on the land.
In December 2023, Farm Aid distributed more than $1.3 million in grant funding to organizations that facilitate farmer-led solutions to climate change — which was the focus of the annual Farm Aid festival — as well as to organizations that are providing farmers with support and resources to start farming, transition to more sustainable farming practices and/or continue farming in the face of financial crises and/or natural disasters.
Farm Aid awarded a $7,500 grant to Land For Good to continue providing individualized land access and farm transfer advising, coaching and referral services to beginning, established, and transitioning farmers and farm families. Thanks to Farm Aid’s support of our work, we can increase farmland access in New England making it more secure, equitable, and affordable.
“Folks are stepping up to do their part to shift agriculture to benefit farmers, rural communities, our climate, soil and water, and all of us. It’s thanks to the generosity of so many people who purchase Farm Aid festival tickets and donate to our work that we’re able to send these funds to organizations working to grow an equitable and sustainable farm and food system.”Farm Aid President Willie Nelson
Congratulations to all the grant recipients. We recognize our partners in New England – and beyond – who were grant recipients: Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, Connecticut Farmland Trust, Farm Fresh Rhode Island, Green Village Initiative, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, National Young Farmers Coalition, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, Northeast Organic Farming Association, Red Tomato, Rural Vermont, The Carrot Project, and The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.
Farm Aid’s grantmaking is one aspect of its work to keep family farmers on the land, growing good food for all. For a complete listing of Farm Aid’s recent grant recipients, visit farmaid.org/2023grants.
Header photo: Farm Aid’s Grant Quilt, visualization of the family farm organizations that Farm Aid has supported throughout the past three decades.