Grants & Loans for Farmers

State and federal grant programs available to farmers are generally of two types: 1) Funding for on-farm research and demonstration projects; or 2) Cost-sharing for projects that help the farm expand or improve operations.

Privately-funded grants have terms set by the funders, and these may vary widely. 

Current grant opportunities are posted on the MISA News Blog.

Research & Demonstration

How to Apply for Farmer-Rancher Grants

Minnesota Department of Agriculture Sustainable Ag Demonstration Grant

SARE Farmer Rancher Grant

Value-Added &
Infrastructure Improvement

Minnesota Department of Agriculture Value-Added Grant

USDA Value Added Producer Grant

MN Dept of Agriculture Livestock Investment Grant

Good Food Access Fund

More State & Federal

federal site

Privately Funded

Lakewinds Organic Field Fund