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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

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Opportunity for Livestock & Poultry Farmers through Fund-a-Farmer


According to their website, The Fund-A-Farmer Project (formerly Healthy & Humane Farm Funds Project) is a project of Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT).  Founded in 1982, FACT is a national nonprofit organization based in Chicago that promotes humane and healthy farms through science-based advocacy, consumer education, and support for humane farmers.  FACT believes that all farm animals should be granted adequate space, access to the outdoors, clean water and air, the opportunity to express their natural behaviors, and safe feed.

Small grants of up to $1,500 are available to qualifying livestock and poultry farmers who wish to improve their farm animal welfare.Grants will be given to selected projects whose goal is to:

  1. Help farms transition to pasture-based systems, or
  2. More generally enrich the conditions in which the farm animals are raised, or
  3. Improve the marketing of the farm's humane products.

For more information about this stellar opportunity click here!

Grants applications aren't due until May 1st but now is a great time to start thinking about potential projects!