Farm Credit East is part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide agricultural network providing credit and affiliated services to those in agriculture and related industries across the United States.
To that end, FCE is accepting applications for its AgEnhancement Grant program. Through the program, grants of up to $8,000 will be awarded to help organizations promote awareness of and strengthen agriculture, commercial fishing, and forest products in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and Vermont. Since its inception in 1996, the Farm Credit AgEnhancement Program has awarded more than $1 million in grants to organizations in the Northeast.
Eligible projects include those that promote the development of young and beginning farmers; encourage leadership in farming and agriculture; develop a greater understanding of agriculture; recognize the accomplishments of ag leaders; study the economic viability of agriculture; and/or promote interest in the industry.
See the FCE website for complete program guidelines, information about previously funded projects, and application instructions.