From the USDA:
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Thursday announced more than
$17 million in grants for organizations that will develop training and
provide other resources for beginning farmers and ranchers across the
The awards are made through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher
Development Program, which is administered by USDA's National Institute
of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program was first
established by the 2008 Farm Bill and was continued in the 2014 Farm
Bill. The program provides support to those who have farmed or ranched
for less than 10 years.
NIFA awards grants to organizations throughout
the United States that implement programs to train beginning farmers and
ranchers, which may take place through workshops, educational teams,
training, or technical assistance.
One organization, the Hawthorne Valley Association of Ghent, NY, is getting $693,918. American Farmland Trust, which does some work in New York state, is receiving $699,796.