Here is a list of downloadable PDFs, financial aid links, and more

for farmers, gardeners, and ranchers.

This downloadable PDF is for anyone who is ready to start farming but doesn't know what the first step towards eligibility and registration is. From showing what to do before a USDA appointment to talking about what you should do with your acreage, this will help you to get started in building your farm today!

Requests for applications will be posted on February 1, 2022. SCBGP 2021 RFA (for information purposes only). 

The November Grants Innovation Exchange will feature updates from OMB and the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Integrated Award Environment (IAE) on the new System for Award Management (SAM) Unique Entity ID.  This session is targeted towards the recipient community and we will walk through everything a recipient of Federal awards needs to know in preparation for the transition, including a demo of how to request a new Unique Entity ID (SAM).

By April 4, 2022, the Federal government will transition away from the use of the DUNS Number and toward the new Unique Entity ID as the primary means of entity identification for Federal awards government-wide.  If you are registered in, you’ve already been assigned a new Unique Entity ID!  It’s viewable in your entity registration record.  Go to and select the green Help on UEI Transition button to learn more.   


Are you a veteran who is now interested in turning your preparedness and defense abilities towards farming? This PDF is for you. Inside this resource, we share some facts on why the USDA prioritizes veteran farmers and why that benefits you.

This 'U.S. Department of Agriculture' search engine allows you to search for all questions you have about farming, agricultural production, socially disadvantaged farmers, food markets, and more.