Emerging Farmer Technical Assistance Grant

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)

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Predicted deadline: Jun 26, 2024 6:00am PDT

Grant amount: US $10,000 - US $100,000

Fields of work: Farms & Farming Agricultural Education Minority Services

Applicant type: Organizations

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Minnesota

Location of residency: Minnesota


Emerging Farmer Technical Assistance Grant

The MDA is now accepting applications from organizations for the new, one-time Emerging Farmer Technical Assistance Grant. Grants can be used to:

  • Provide technical and culturally appropriate services to emerging farmers, and/or
  • Pay for up to 65% of emerging farmers' premium expenses each year up to two years under the USDA Micro Farm Crop Insurance program.

Technical assistance consists of farm business support, such as helping farmers with:

  • Record keeping
  • Financial statements
  • Business plans
  • Permits, licenses, regulations
  • Land access
  • Applying for loans, grants, and other programs
  • Sales and marketing
  • Other business support

Emerging farmers include:

  • Farmers who are American Indian or Alaskan Natives, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, Pacific Islander, members of a community of color, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA+, or any other emerging farmers as determined by the commissioner of agriculture.

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This page was last reviewed June 28, 2023 and last updated June 28, 2023