This section of the New Farmer Project website contains articles, fact sheets, tools, links, and other resources related to farmland access and tenure. Topics include farm prospecting, farmland purchase and leasing, land stewardship, and land use regulations.
Financial & Business Management Toolshed This section of the Vermont New Farmer Project website contains articles, fact sheets, tools, links, and other resources related to financial and business management of your farm.
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"The REAP Renewable Energy System and Energy Efficiency Improvement Grant and Loan Guarantee provides financial assistance to agriculture producers and rural small business to purchase, install, and construct renewable energy systems; make energy efficiency improvements to non-residential buildings and facilities; use renewable technologies tha
"The Rural Energy for America Program Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grant provides grant assistance to entities that will assist agriculture producers and small rural businesses by conducting energy audits and providing information on renewable energy development assistance." See your State Rural Development Office f
"The Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) program provides grants for rural projects that finance and facilitate development of small and emerging rural businesses help fund distance learning networks, and help fund employment related adult education programs.
"The purpose of the Intermediary Relending Program (IRP) is to alleviate poverty and increase economic activity and employment in rural communities. Under the IRP program, loans are provided to local organizations (intermediaries) for the establishment of revolving loan funds.