This is a friendly reminder, the application due date for the 2020 Young Farmer Grant – Round 2 is Thursday, April 9, 2020 by close of business (5:00 PM).

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) will only be accepting applications via email (preferred) or mail. Please DO NOT 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.

Young Farmer Grants are administered by TDA under the direction of the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority. 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 under 46 years of age who are engaged or will be engaged in creating or expanding an agricultural business in Texas.

Additional details, instructions and the 2020 Round 2 application materials can be found here.


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