The Community Food and Agriculture Coalition (CFAC) offers Field Tested mini-grants for beginning specialty crop producers who are current CFAC farm members. If you are a Montana-based operation that could benefit from up to $5,000 in funding to increase your on-farm efficiencies and specialty crop production, please consider applying in the future.
CFAC’s Field Tested mini-grants aim to grow and diversify the pool of farmers participating in Montana’s Specialty Crop industry. This grant helps remove hurdles for new farmers by allowing them to start and expand farming ventures. Mini-grant funding must be used to increase the competitiveness of Montana Specialty Crops, which are defined as fruits, vegetables, peas and lentils, dried fruit, horticulture and nursery crops. You can read through our previous grant recipients’ Field Tested Reports to learn more about the projects we’ve funded in the past. CFAC is not currently accepting applications.
Field Tested Reports
Field Tested grant projects are reported as a short publication to share the impact and lessons learned with other new specialty crop producers in Montana. Applications were due November 1, 2019.
Contact us for more info:
Dave Renn, Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program Director (E)firstname.lastname@example.org
Shay Farmer, Food Access & Special Project Manager (E)email@example.com (C) 802-735-6680
Office phone: 406-926-1004