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Farm Aid grant & funding priority to help farmers thrive

Farm Aid has announced that it distributed more than half a million dollars in grant funding in 2018. Farm Aid grants invest in organizations working to build resilient farmers, who are key to the creation of a thriving farm and food system.

Farm Aid awarded a $5,000 grant to support to Land For Good’s Opportunity Fund which provides individualized and one-on-one technical assistance to farm seekers, transitioning farmers and farm families, and other farmland owners for no or low cost.

As farmers continue to face incredible threats to their survival, our grant decisions were guided by the need to first and foremost strengthen organizations that provide essential resources to keep family farmers on the land,” said Farm Aid President Willie Nelson.

Farm Aid is funding land access and transfer advising to farmers and others who control farmland. The funding will also support NewEnglandFarmlandFinder.org (NEFF) which was created to help New England’s farm seekers and farm property holders find each other. For many new and established farmers, simply finding available land is a huge challenge. On the other side of the equation, more and more private, public and organizational landowners want to make land available for farming but need farmers to find them. NEFF is currently host to over 27,000 active users. There are more than 215 active properties currently posted. New properties are posted every week. Post and search today at NewEnglandFarmlandFinder.org.

Our proposal review committee was thoroughly inspired and invigorated by the amazing work you’re all doing to bolster family farm agriculture and improve our nation’s food system,” shared Farm Aid.

Read more about 2018 grant recipients at Farm Aid.

 

 

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