Grants to purchase 10 acres for farming
Hello WIA experts,
My husband and I sold our home in the 4th largest city and bought 8 acres with a home. We purchased 4 horses and a rescue. We would like to purchase 10 acres in front of us for farming, and a few cows. Are there any grants that can help with start-up? I am new to this but VERY passionate about producing our own food, and how I may share that with our small community. Please share any wisdom that you feel may help? Thanks
"New Texas Country Girl"
Limestone County Texas
Thank you for contacting eXtension and Women in Ag! I am not aware of grants for farmland purchase. However, the USDA Farm Service Agency, https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Texas/index, offers low interest loans for farmland purchase. You may also wish to reach out to the Small Business Administration for help with business planning, https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/tx/dallas-fort-worth. See also the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center website for small farm business ideas, www.agmrc.org. Best wishes to you in your new endeavors!