The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education SARE Program provides technical support and grant funding for research and education projects in sustainable agriculture. A SARE resource usually offers technical support. Farmers can use grants for making their farms more sustainable and less wasteful. The website hosts a database of past funded projects. These reports are helpful to farmers who want to learn from other projects or get ideas for new projects.
Your community, county or bank may also have resources that help rural development. Ask your local community and county economic development (sometimes known as jobs development) agencies about incentives like low interest loans, interest buydown programs, gap financing and grants. Ask your bank if they have any programs that help farm businesses start or grow.