General Ag Resources

For a listing of activities, be sure to check out the calendar tab and the Home Page and each of the Specialist Teams’ websites.

GRANTS – All of these grants are for businesses that have already started and want to develop a new idea or test an idea or do something different.These are not for farms that need money for general development.

NYS Ag and Markets Grants for New and Beginning Farms. Application deadline is usually the end of January.  More information is here.

NEW:  Veterans Farm Grant Fund:  Applications due the end of January.  Funding for veterans beginning a career or starting a second career in farming.  More info is here.

NYSERDA – funding opportunities for energy related projects and research. Also look at Ag and Markets for partnership grant money.

NYS Farm Viability Institute Grants. Go to the website.

DEC - grants for water protection

Northeast Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program – Grower Grants Now Available !  Click Here. Farmer/Grower grants are due in Nov and Partnership grants are due in Oct. There are other grants available. Check it out!

Ag and Markets Current Funding Opportunities – Click here for various closing dates and sources.

Ongoing NIFA (USDA Extension Site) Funding and Grant Sources Rotating closing dates. Part of the Rural and Community Development program focusing on developing new technologies to promote the sustainability and profitability of small and mid-size farms (which qualifies most NYS farms).

Small and Beginning Farms USDA grants and loan program.

Small Farm Program Highlights from USDA:  Each month the USDA publishes programs and activities (including grant information) regarding Small Farms.  The monthly report will now be attached here. Information on how to subscribe to this listing is available at the bottom of the document.

Rural Development Office – Several grant and loan programs are available including – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Grant Program.

If you would like help applying for any of these grants, please email Beth Claypoole at

Websites and Resources Helpful for Agriculture

NYS and US:

Cornell and Cooperative Extension:

Wayne County: (Updated, April 2018)

Other Publications Commissioned by CCE Wayne and written by staff and specialists:

Other Websites:

Specialty Crops: (New links added Aug 2014)

Other Important Resources:


Beth Claypoole
Executive Director/Agricultural Issues Leader
315-331-8415 x102

Last updated November 23, 2020