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| Published: June 01, 2023

Farm Credit Invites New and Beginning Farmers to Apply for Grant Funding

JumpStart Grant Program

Horizon Farm Credit announced the 2023 kick-off of its JumpStart program, which provides grant funding to help new farmers establish and grow their operations.

The JumpStart grant program awards $10,000 to top applicants in the start-up phase of business and is part of the larger, comprehensive Grow Ahead program, which provides additional resources and support for those just starting out in agriculture.  This year, 15 JumpStart grants will be awarded/node/383.

Eligible applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older as of July 31, 2023, must have two years or less of farming experience (or be planning to begin farming within the next two years), and must reside in Horizon Farm Credit’s territory.   Those meeting program requirements are encouraged to apply at Applications will be accepted June 1 through July 31, 2023.  There is no cost to apply.

“Beginning farmers represent the future of our industry,” said Tom Truitt, Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Farm Credit. “Farm Credit is pleased to offer JumpStart grants as part of the Association’s ongoing, holistic support of these producers,” he continued.  “The start-up funding provided by these grants go a long way toward helping these new farmers pursue their dreams and realize long-term financial success.”

More information about the JumpStart grant program can be found at and questions may be directed to To learn more about the comprehensive support Farm Credit provides to young and beginning farmers, click here.

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