SARE Report On USDA Programs

SARE, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education arm of the USDA, recently released an updated guide titled Building Sustained Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development.

The guide provides background information on 63 government programs, including programs in the 2014 Farm Bill.  Each description provides information on available resources, how to apply and, when applicable, how funding as been used.  Information is also included on finding appropriate funding programs and grant writing.

The guide is a wonderful resource, especially for beginning farmers and ranchers.  Take a look at it!