Grant monies available for upstate farms

November, 2019

SARANAC LAKE — A new grant program targeting North Country farmers will accept proposals until Saturday, Nov. 30. 

The Adirondack North Country Association, or ANCA, launched the $100,000 Local Farm Grant program to fund projects that will strengthen local farms and food businesses. 

"Farming is a financially challenging occupation, especially in northern regions like ours," ANCA Local Economies and Agriculture Director Josh Bakelaar said in a news release.

"Investments in our farms and local food system can make the difference between these businesses just barely surviving and thriving.” 


The independent nonprofit has a 14-county region, including Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Oneida, Oswego, Warren and Washington counties.

Within those counties, ANCA works to create opportunity for people with diverse backgrounds, experience and education levels. 

To do so, a news release says, the not-for-profit uses an integrated approach to sustainable economic development and prosperity where economic health, community vitality and ecological stewardship are equally important outcomes. 

Read the full article in the Plattsburgh Press-Republican