An American Farmland Trust grant program providing direct support to farmers and ranchers across the country.
American Farmland Trust’s Brighter Future Fund was launched in 2020 to assist farmers in diversifying, growing, and sustaining farms in the face of challenges to the food and agricultural system. The grants are used to help improve farm viability, enable farmers to access, transfer or permanently protect farmland or adopt regenerative agricultural practices.
This year, we gave away over 1 million dollars to over 200 farmers located across 44 states and Puerto Rico while prioritizing support for farmers identifying as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, female, or beginning thanks to the support from our main sponsor, Tillamook and many other organizations and individuals like you.
About American Farmland Trust (AFT):
AFT is the only national conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting environmentally sound farming practices and keeping farmers on the land. AFT’s programs include the Women for the Land initiative, the Farm to Institution New York State (FINYS) program connecting farmers to schools, and resources and trainings for a new generation of farmers through the Farms for a New Generation program.
Since 1980, AFT’s innovative work has helped to permanently protect more than 6.8 million acres of farmland and ranchland, and has led the way for the adoption of conservation practices on millions more. Learn more at farmland.org.