money business webThe Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the opening of the Farm Vitality Planning Grant Program, funded at $1 million.

From: Fehr, Ashley
Sent: Thursday, January 9, 2020 10:49:27 AM
Subject: NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: PA FARM BILL FARM VITALITY PLANNING GRANTS

This program is established as part of the Agricultural Business Development Center that was created by Governor Tom Wolf’s PA Farm Bill. These grants are on a first come, first serve basis and are available until April 3, 2020, or when funding is exhausted.

The application can be found at https://www.esa.dced.state.pa.us/Login.aspx

The Agricultural Business Development Center provides resources for farmers, prospective farmers, and others to enhance the long-term vitality of Pennsylvania’s farms through sound business planning, efficient transitions of farm ownership, strategic farm expansion, diversification of agricultural production, and building a team of financial and technical expertise as a resource for Pennsylvania’s farmers.

The Farm Vitality Planning grants will help recipients to create or obtain plans for business and management strategies, transition of ownership and operation, diversification, farm expansion, and maintaining the long-term economic viability of farms.

Since you were such a vital partner throughout the PA Farm Bill process, we wanted to pass this information along to you to share with your members and networks. Please find some materials to share:
• PA Bulletin Guidelines (available at this link)
• How to Apply for Program Funding through the ESA (attached)
• Farm Vitality Grants Handout (attached)
• Graphics/Social Media posts
• Press Release (attached)
• PA Farm Bill Information (available at this link)


Thank you for your continued support of the PA Farm Bill. We look forward to our continued partnership to support Pennsylvania’s robust agriculture industry.