Financial Grants / Loans

Farm Vitality Grant Program–PA Department of Agriculture
The Farm Vitality Planning Grant Program will help fund professional services for those planning for the future of a farm. The program will enhance the long-term vitality of Pennsylvania's farms through sound business planning, efficient transitions of farm ownership, strategic farm expansion, diversification of agricultural production, and building a team of financial and technical expertise as a resource for Pennsylvania's farmers.

Financial Planning Checklist

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA)
FSA Offices located throughout the Commonwealth deliver a variety of congressionally authorized credit and commodity programs to all of Pennsylvania's farmers and producers.

Agricultural Business Development Center-PA Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Business Development Center (ABDC) was developed as part of the 2019 PA Farm Bill. This initiative supports farm transitions, beginning farmers, provides risk management information and financial resources.

MidAtlantic Farm Credit
An Agricultural Credit Association serving agricultural and rural communities in southeastern Pennsylvania

AgChoice Farm Credit
An Agricultural Credit Association serving agricultural and rural communities in central, northern and western Pennsylvania.

Chester County Economic Development Council
The Council works to aid first time farmers through low interest loan programs, funding is also available for existing farmers. Through development of educational and awareness programs the Council works to keep the business of agriculture a vital part of Southeast Pennsylvania’s economy.

Interpreting Financial Statements and Measures
This site will teach you more about interpreting financial information for your farm.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
Grants and education to advance innovations in sustainable agriculture. http://www.sare.org

Farm Aid
Farm Aid funds family farm and rural service organizations through our annual grant program.


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