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Local Farmer Innovation Enterprise Grants (LIFE)

New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association

Closed March 1, 2021

About

These farmer grants have two specific purposes, and your proposal must meet one of them:

  • To expand specialty crop varieties and/or crop volume sold through New Mexico retail outlets;

  • To pilot or expand regenerative agriculture practices.

Eligibility

  • New Mexico Farmers who meet one of the stated grant objectives, and who are an “Individual Farmer Member” of the NMFMA ($25/year).

  • Farmers must contribute a 50/50 cost-share on the project (may include labor).

  • Farmers must be willing to work with NMFMA staff during the growing season for regular progress check-ins on their farm.

  • Farmers must submit a short Work Plan showing what activities will be performed during the grant period (April 1 - Dec. 1)

  • Farmers must participate in a year-end “event and/or write a short report to share lessons learned from their project.

  • It is encouraged (but not required) to collaborate with your local Co-op Extension agent or other farmers.

Terms

Grants up to $3,000 each. Smaller amounts are fine. Each grant must be met with a 50% costshare (“match”) by farmer. 

Resources

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Details

Deadline

March 1, 2021

Organization

New Mexico Farmers' Marketing Association (NMFMA)

Financial Instrument

Grant, Cost Share

Maximum Award Amount

$3,000

Updated September 28, 2021

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