To get started as a beginning farmer, we understand that every dollar helps.

At Alabama Ag Credit, we are proud to provide additional support for beginning farmers with our JumpStart Grants. These grants will be awarded to five beginning farmers to help jumpstart them toward success.

About the program:

  • Five $10,000 grants will be awarded to beginning farmers in 2022
  • Application period is from May 31, 2022 - July 31, 2022
  • Applicants must submit a business plan with their application
  • Applicants must complete AgBiz Basics by July 31, 2022

Applicant Eligibility Criteria

  • You must have started farming within the past two years or plan to start a farm business in the next year.
  • Your operation must be headquartered in one of the forty counties served by Alabama Ag Credit.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age; there is no maximum age.
  • Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions


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If you don’t currently have a business plan Alabama Ag Credit has a Business Plan Template that you may use. You may use another business plan format if you prefer. Please make sure that your business plan is well thought out. The only requirement is that your business plan must contain financials or projections for your startup farm business so that we know you’ve given consideration to the financial aspect of the operation.
Applicant must complete AgBiz Basics to qualify as a JumpStart Candidate:
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