How (& How Not) to Apply for Agricultural Grants
Grants can help your farm upgrade, innovate, and grow. But the application process can have a steep learning curve and a quick turnaround. With no guarantee of funding, it’s important to ask yourself if a grant is right for your farm and worth the work.
Hear from a farmer who successfully—and unsuccessfully—applied for funding, a grants administrator, and consultants from Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers. Find out how to identify funding sources that make sense for your farm’s goals. You’ll also learn about the ebb and flow of funding cycles, the differences between grants and emergency funds, strategies for getting prepared to apply for grants, and resources for getting help.
Lindsey Shapiro, Farmer and Co-Owner of Root Mass Farm
Raechel Sattazahn, Knowledge Center Director at AgChoice Farm Credit
Winifred McGee, Business Consultant at The University of Scranton SBDC
Elizabeth Hay, Business Consultant at Penn State SBDC Agriculture Center of Excellence
Tabitha Barbarito, Project Manager at Pasa
Recorded December 7, 2021