Grants for Farmers and Agricultural Nonprofits

Agricultural Development Grants are available from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF). This program provides cost-share grants to conduct market promotion, market research and development, value-added processing and new technology demonstration projects. Apply by January 31 a 4 p.m. More information is available at the DACF website.

Agricultural Marketing Loan Funds are also available from DACF, which accepts applications from February through May. This program provides 5 percent interest loans for capital improvements for farms and farm-related businesses. FMI: Stephanie Gilbert at