Welcome to AGFP!
Agribusiness Grant Facilitation Program
This program is specifically to help Kentucky farmers and other agribusiness find, apply, and receive funding through grants and other available programs. It is our mission to grow Kentucky agriculture. For updates on funding opportunities available nationally and for Kentucky framers and agribusiness, sign up for our email list here. Don't worry, we don't share your information!
Featured Funding News
The funding opportunities below are updated as more information is available. Take a look below for the most relevant funding information, but also check the Funding Opportunities page, as it will have the more opportunities and information.If you have any questions about any of the programs listed here, do not hesitate to contact us. Helping you find and prepare to apply for funding is central to our mission!
Updated December 2, 2013
Value-Added Producer Grant (USDA)
OPEN!!! DEADLINE FEBRUARY 24, 2014
This program is for producers who add value to their agricultural product, most commonly by a change in the product, although other value-added practices, such as agricultural methods or geographic separation are eligible. Examples include processing milk to make cheese, grapes to wine, or making jam. If you are thinking about applying, you need to act now. Program limits are $200,000 for a working capital grant and $75,000 for a planning grant, requiring a dollar-for-dollar match. For more information, contact the AGFP coordinator, Myrisa Christy, by email or calling 270-883-2392.
Community Giving Program (Farm Credit Mid-America)
Rolling deadline, so call for information now!
This program supports agriculture in many ways, from agriculture events to capital improvements to infrastructure to assist rural communities. Examples include supporting FFA, 4-H, or construction of farmer’s market facilities. Amounts can vary from $100 to $10,000 or more, depending on the project. For more information, check out their website and call your local Farm Credit Mid-America office. Smaller requests are handled at the county level, while larger ones will be sent along to their corporate offices. http://services.e-farmcredit.com/newsroom/community/community-giving/
America’s Farmers Grow Communities
Deadline Nov. 30, 2013
Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, this program allows farmers to nominate a charity in their community to receive $2,500. One winner will be selected from each eligible county, so make sure to nominate something! There are over 30 eligible counties in Kentucky, mostly in the western and west central part of the state, including the following: Ballard, Barren, Breckinridge, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Crittenden, Daviess, Fulton, Graves, Hardin, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Larue, Livingston, Logan, McCracken, Marion, McLean, Meade, Muhlenberg, Nelson, Ohio, Shelby, Simpson, Todd, Trigg, Union, Warren, and Webster. While this funding does not go directly to farmers, supporting non-profits, such as non-profit farmer’s markets, FFA, fire departments, or other entities that make a difference in farmer’s lives is essential.
KSU Small Scale Farm Grant
Currently open! Deadline Dec. 1, 2013.
Kentucky farmers that sell at least $1,000 of agriculture produce to the public, but don’t sell more than $250,000, are eligible to apply, as are corporations and cooperatives that serve Kentucky farms. Aquatic farmers, certified organic farmers, farmers becoming certified organic, or any small scale farmer who wants to improve their marketability by adding value to their product are encourage to apply. Annual funding limits are $5,000 per farmer and $15,000 for organizations. Previously approved projects included a water line to the hoop house, a root cellar, and trailers for keeping meat cool. For more information, visit http://www.kysu.edu/landGrant/CSFF/ssfarmgrantprogram.htm