PVAMU Cooperative Extension Program Farmer’s Fund
By Braxton Mitchell
County Extension Agent, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program
Wharton & Austin Counties
The Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) Agriculture and Natural Resources (AgNR) Unit is providing mini-grants to provide financial assistance to minority landowners with short-term cash needs.
CEP and AgNR realize the limited assets and challenges many minority landowners face. As a result, many have less access to emergency funding. This limited grant program will assist small farmers and producers by providing financial assistance to help overcome sustainability operation obstacles. The grant is eligible for farmers in Wharton & Austin County.
The number of grants is limited, so we urge qualified applicants to apply immediately. These grants do not require repayment.
“We have a unique opportunity to make a small difference in the lives of so many landowners,” said Clarence Bunch, Ph.D., CEP Agriculture and National Resources Program Leader. Applications will be received, ranked, and funded on a first come, first served basis.
For more information on the Farmer’s Fund grant, please contact:
Braxton Mitchell, Wharton/Austin County Extension Agent