The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) is a competitive grant program administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) that funds education, extension, outreach and technical assistance initiatives directed at helping beginning farmers and ranchers of all types. The BFRDP is targeted especially to collaborative local, state, and regionally based networks and partnerships. BFRDP grants have a term of three years and cannot exceed $250,000 per year. Eligible recipients must provide a cash or in-kind contribution match that is equal to 25 percent of the grant funds provided.
Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
Beginning Farmer Grant Programs