Our land is in preservation, which greatly reduces its value to a bank, restricting our ability to borrow. We have been able to line up grant funding from both federal and state agencies, but these still leave us a little short. Our federal grant can not be used for construction or equipment, but supports other costs related to growing the business. The state grant does fund construction, but it is a reimbursement grant and we must complete the entire project by next June to receive it!
Between our own investments and grant reimbursement money, we are able to cover over 80% of the cost of our expansion projects. You can help us close the gap with the last 20% that will ensure the long term viability of our farm on this land, and you will help us support other local dairy farmers!