Grants to purchase 10 acres for farming

Asked October 11, 2017, 1:55 PM EDT

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

1 Response

Hello!
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!