Second Round of Farkas Fund Provides Grants for Farm Transfer, Land Access & Protection

Posted on June 30, 2015 // view all Grants & Loans // News

To help farm families concerned with farm transfer and farmland access, American Farmland Trust has announced a second round of funding for Berkshire County farmers and farmland owners to defray some of the associated costs with these issues. In the first grant round, four farms each received $2500 grants to offset costs associated with planning for the transition of the farm to a next generation.

The John P. Farkas Fund will offer grants up to $2500 to help defray the costs of professional services associated with:

  • Farm transfer and succession planning
  • Farmland protection
  • Selling or leasing farmland to a farmer
  • Farm business planning associated with any of the above.

Second round applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis with a deadline of July 31, 2015. 

More information, including the grant guidelines and a formal application, is available at

For a paper copy of the application and grant guidelines, contact Peggy McCabe at American Farmland Trust. (413) 586-9330  ext. 17 or at pmccabe[at]

The John P. Farkas Fund is administered by American Farmland Trust, in collaboration with Land For GoodBerkshire GrownThe Carrot Project, and Sheffield Land Trust.

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