Michigan's Emerging Farmers - Matching Funds Program Application

Author: Shakara Tyler

January 21, 2016

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Through a USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Grant the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS), Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) and MSU Student Organic Farm will provide a limited number of $2,000 stipends to beginning farmers in Michigan. Each $2,000 stipend requires applicant matching savings of at least $1,000 intended for farm-related costs. The stipends are designed to help people in their first years of farming to develop and stabilize their farming business, increasing its long-term viability. 

The funds provided by this grant are intended to support farmers of color and women farmers. Their applications will receive priority.


Michigan's Emerging Farmers - Matching Funds Program Application

For questions and comments, please email Shakara Tyler at tylersh1@msu.edu