Grant Opportunities

Finding and applying for grants to support your operation can be time consuming and complicated.

We post relevant application opportunities, grant program news, and upcoming grant writing workshops to save you time and hassle.

VSU Small Farm Outreach Program is hosting series of Grant Writing Workshops - click for more details!

March 7: Cooperative Extension Building, Orange, VA[]


April 11: Martinsville, VA[]


May 18: Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA[]

Fellowship Fund - Applications accepted beginning Feb. 1 and due by March 20, 2017

The Fellowship Fund is the largest grant program in the country that provides direct assistance to veterans in agriculture.

Virginia Farm Business Development Program - Click Here For An Application

Farm Aid Grant Program

This organization is awarding grants in three different categories to 501(c)(3) nonprofit (family farm and rural service) organizations that support family farm agriculture.

Beehive Grant Fund

If you're purchasing a new hive or materials to build a new hive and are a resident of Virginia, you're eligible to send an application to the Beehive Grant Fund. Get more information.


Virginia Department of Agriculture’s AFID Grant Program


The Farm Bureau® Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge

The Farm Bureau® Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge is the first national business competition focused exclusively on rural entrepreneurs working on food and agriculture businesses. Rural entrepreneurs pitch innovative business ideas to a team of judges with expertise in business development and agribusiness. These entrepreneurs compete for $145,000 of startup funds.