The Catalyzing Agroforestry Grant Program is focused on implementing silvopastures and forest farming practices through direct support payments and will assist producers in designing appropriate projects using technical assistance and science-based planning strategies. The ultimate goal of the effort is to increase ecosystem sustainability and diversity by scaling up agroforestry practices. To achieve this goal, assistance is available through regional partners, management of funds and technical assistance. The program will also develop an Agroforestry Regional Knowledge (ARK) Exchange that serves as a framework for future growth of agroforestry adoption. The ARK Exchange will support ecocultural learning, workforce development, and networking of producer peers, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and governmental and nongovernmental partners.
General guidelines for silvopasture farmer assistance are as follows, but may vary based upon demonstrated need:
Up to $1,500 per acre for the first 4 acres
Up to $1,000 per acre for the second 4 acres
Up to $750 per acre for additional establishment beyond 8 acres
General guidelines for forest farmer assistance are as follows, but may vary based upon demonstrated need:
Up to $1,000 per ¼-acre of planting and up to $500 per acre for site preparation
Anticipated average project size = ~2 total acres of planting and site preparation, with no more than 1 acre funded for planting.
Interested landowners in Ohio, please clink the following link to apply for funding: