Funding Resources

Making any changes to your business can be expensive.  We have compiled some funding options for transitioning farmers and ranchers here.

Regenerate New York Forestry Cost Share Grant Program

Funding for Private Landowners to Grow the Forests of the Future

The purpose of this grant program is to support the regeneration of forests so they may continue to deliver vital services such as mitigating climate change, protecting air and water quality, and supporting the economy. Young forests in New York face many challenges today that did not exist a century ago, the most significant being wide-spread damage caused by increased white-tailed deer populations and competition from invasive vegetation. Active management of the land is essential to ensure the survival of young trees and allow forests to become established or renew themselves, but this can be an overwhelming and expensive task.

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Regeneration International

Regeneration International’s mission is promote, facilitate and accelerate the global transition to regenerative food, farming and land management for the purpose of restoring climate stability, ending world hunger and rebuilding deteriorated social, ecological and economic systems.

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Farmland LP

Farmland LP is a leading investment fund that generates returns by converting conventional commercial farmland to sustainable. Founded in 2009, they manage over 15,000 acres and more than $175 million in assets. Their approach to acquiring and converting farmland relies on their unique operational expertise to enhance value in each of their farmland investments. They focus on generating competitive risk-adjusted returns while accruing benefits to stakeholders across the ecosystems in which they operate.

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Steward works with sustainably-run farms, ranches, fisheries, and producers to get them access to the capital they need in order to grow their businesses. Through Steward’s user-friendly online platform, values-driven lenders are able to participate in secured, interest-bearing loans offered by Steward that support the growth of regenerative & sustainable agriculture businesses—whether in their own communities or on the other side of the country.

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Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), builds public-private partnerships to support bold science. Their research, co-created with the agriculture community, fills critical research gaps. We also invest in the future scientific workforce.

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AgFunder’s New Carnivore fund was established to invest in startups working to create non-animal based protein alternatives including plant-based meat alternatives, cellular agriculture, and the picks and shovels technologies required to enable this emerging industry. 

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USDA Announces Over $243 Million in Grants Awarded to Strengthen the Specialty Crop Industry

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