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Quick break down of what are some differences between Grants and Loans. Grants are awarded to people or businesses to complete defined project with the results to be shared with the grantor and the public. If you didn't complete the project then you will owe money. Loans are awarded to a person or business and have to be paid back.
Listing of Grants & Loans
- USDA Grants and Loans for Farmers
- NY State's New Farmers Grant Fund
- Rural Development Funding Program: Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (2 Application Cycles)
Support Services for Veterans and Advanced Beginning Farmers
The Cornell Small Farms Program announced on February 2, 2015 that they received a 3-year grant, from USDA’s Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program (BFRDP), to assist Veterans and Advanced Beginning Farmers (3-9 years of farming experience). View more information on these services.
Dairy Acceleration Program:
The program is coordinated through Cornell University PRO-DAIRY and in collaboration with Cornell University Cooperative Extension. Designed to enhance profitability and environmental stewardship of New York dairy farms. Funding for eligible projects may be used for organization of financial records and benchmarking, creation of strategic business plans, design of new or remodeled production facilities, development or updates of Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (CNMPs) and design of Best Management Practices (BMPs) identified in the farm CNMP. Learn more about the Dairy Acceleration Program
Farmland for a New Generation
A searchable on-line database for younger farmers looking for land, retiring farmers looking for a successor, and other landowners looking for someone to farm their land. The website, NYFarmlandFinder.org, also has find links to educational resources and events. A team of Regional Navigators at partner organizations across New York State can provide personalized assistance. The Regional Navigators in Cattaraugus County are Seneca Trail RC&D and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cattaraugus County 716-699-2377.
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