Applications Now Available for 2021 Young Farmer Grants – Round 1 

Due: Thursday, October 8, 2020 by close of business (5:00 PM).

Are you currently creating or expanding an agricultural business in Texas? Consider applying for the 2020 Young Farmer Grant (YFG) program. The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is now accepting applications for this grant.

YFG is administered by TDA under the direction of the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority (TAFA). The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance in the form of dollar-for-dollar matching grant funds to individuals between the age of 18 and 46 years of age who are engaged or will be engaged in creating or expanding an agricultural business in Texas.

Due to the COVID-19 procedures, the TDA will only be accepting applications via email.  Please DO NOT mail or deliver applications in person to the TDA Headquarters in Austin.

Although TDA is currently on a skeleton crew/telework policy, we are still working normal office hours and available to assist you.  Please contact us via email at or by telephone (512) 463-6695 or (512) 463-6616.

Additional details, instructions and the 2021 Round 1 application materials can be found here.

Grants Office

Trade & Business Development