Applications Now Being Accepted for 2016 New Farmers Grant Fund Program and New York State Young Farmers Loan Forgiveness Program
Governor Cuomo announced $1 million in funding is available to assist new farmers begin their careers. Now in its second year, the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund will build upon a successful 2015 when more than $610,000 was awarded to 19 farms across the state in order to support the continued growth of New York’s agricultural industry.
“Farming remains an important industry in New York and an essential part of this state’s economy,” Governor Cuomo said. “By creating new opportunities for early-stage farmers to expand and diversify agricultural production across the state, we are bolstering the growth in this sector and helping to ensure its vitality for years to come.”
The application and guidelines for the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund are available online and the deadline for submission is January 22, 2016. Click here for both the application and guidelines.
The application for the New York State Young Farmers Loan Forgiveness Program is available online and the deadline for submission is December 1, 2015. Click here for the application.
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