FACT’s 2017 Fund-a-Farmer Grant
I’m delighted to announce that FACT is now accepting applications for our next round of Fund-a-Farmer Grants! This year we will award up to $2,500 for two types of grants:
1.) Pasture Improvement Grants for projects designed to help you transition to a pasture-based system and/or improve your animals’ access to well-managed pasture; and
2.) Certification Grants for projects designed to help you meet a specific certification standard and achieve certification from one of six certifications:
American Grassfed Association “Certified Grassfed”
Animal Welfare Approved*
Certified Naturally Grown
Global Animal Partnership (Levels 4-5)*
* Grants for these certifications are generously underwritten by the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).
Family farmers who raise pigs, broiler chickens, laying hens, dairy cows, beef cattle, turkeys, and/or sheep may be eligible to apply. Applications are due by December 4, 2017 and grants will be awarded in January 2018.
For more information and to apply online, please visit our new website. We will also be offering a Fund-a-Farmer Grant Info Session webinar on November 1 to explain the application guidelines and process, and to answer any questions. Please share this opportunity with your friends and neighbors!