Agricultural education grants are available to non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies providing agricultural leadership training; education about agriculture; education to citizens (especially youth) about how food is produced and processed; and promotion of farm safety awareness, especially through the education and training of farmers and their families.
Eligibility for these grants may vary. If you are a prospective project coordinator, review the grant types below to see if your project qualifies:
Agricultural Education Grants
Agricultural education grants provide funding for continuing adult education, college instruction, professional training, and research through universities, foundations, research institutes, and more.
Find out if your organization is eligible and learn how to apply for an Agriculture Education Grant.
Youth Agricultural Education Grants
Youth Agricultural Education Grants provide funding so that school districts and state-wide agencies can create opportunities for young learners to gain education, knowledge, and hands-on experience in both classroom and real-world agricultural settings. Age requirements for participation in grant-funded youth organizations will vary. For instance, participants in Future Farmers of America are typically students ages 12 to 21; participants in 4-H Leadership Development programs must be between the ages of 8 and 18; and Young Leaders in Agriculture programs are open to those between the ages of 18 and 22.
Find out if your organization is eligible and learn how to apply for a Youth Agriculture Education Grant.
Agriculture Leadership Development Grants
Leadership development is a critical component of agricultural education. Agriculture Leadership Development Grants provide funding for student associations, universities, and 501(c)3 non-profit organizations dedicated to providing farmers, ranchers, and other agriculture professionals with skills in business management, communication, environmental stewardship, and more.
Find out if your organization is eligible and learn how to apply for an Agriculture Leadership Development Grant.
Youth Agriculture Leadership Development Grants
As the current generation of farmers and agriculture leaders ages, it is especially important to forge practical leadership skills in the next generation of farmers, ranchers, agricultural educators, and agribusiness leaders. Youth Agriculture Leadership Development Grants provide funding for school districts, state-based programs, and 501(c)3 non-profit foundations serving young learners and future leaders.
Find out if your organization is eligible and learn how to apply for a Youth Agriculture Leadership Development Grant.
Farm Safety Grants
Farm Safety Grants fund the promotion of farm safety awareness, especially through the education and training of farmers and their families. This can include training in proper equipment use and maintenance, education on nutrition and food safety, collaborative exploration of environmentally responsible land use, and more.
Find out if your organization is eligible and learn how to apply for a Farm Safety Grant.
To learn more about agriculture education grants and how you can apply, take a look at NAEF’s Grant Application Guidelines.