Farm Credit East is part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide agricultural network that provides credit and affiliated services to those working in agriculture and related industries across the United States.
FCE currently is accepting applications to its AgEnhancement Grant program. Through the program, grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to help organizations promote awareness of and strengthen agriculture, commercial fishing, and forest products in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and Vermont. Since its inception in 1996, the Farm Credit AgEnhancement Program has awarded more than a million dollars in grants to organizations in the Northeast.
Eligible projects include those that promote the development of young and beginning farmers; encourage leadership; develop a greater understanding of agriculture; recognize the accomplishments of ag leaders; study the economic viability of agriculture; promote interest in the industry; and/or affect the Northeast.
See the Farm Credit East website for complete program guidelines, information about previously funded projects, and application instructions.