Direct to Farmer Grants
In 2015 Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture administered Direct-to-Farmer grants for the first time. With funding from Heifer USA, a global non-profit organization dedication to working with community to end hunger and poverty while learning to care for the Earth, roughly $30,000 has been distributed to local farmers in Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes, and Watauga counties in North Carolina and Johnson County, Tennessee.
In 2016, BRWIA was able to secure funding through working with Heifer USA again in order to put out a second Direct-to-Farmer Grant cycle. Please check back here for more information once the 2016/17 Direct to Farmer Grants are awarded.
We are no longer accepting applications for the 2016/17 Direct to Farmer Grant
Please check back in Fall 2017 for the next grant cycle. If you have any questions, please contact Sarene Cullen at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 828-386-1537
Please use the sidebar on your left to navigate the grant process and available resources.