Jumpstart Mini Grant Program

Learn more about our new jumpstart mini grant program and complete the online application.

Are you a youth ages 16 to 21 with an interest in starting your own farming or agriculture business venture? Let AgChoice help you get started.

AgChoice will award five $2,500 jumpstart mini grants to youth who launched a farming small business in the last two years or plan to start one in the next two years. The application deadline is April 1, 2022.

Grant funds must be used for agriculture purposes to start a farm business within two years of receiving the grant. Fund use examples include operating expenses, equipment, livestock or other startup costs. Applicants must be ages 16 to 21 as of January 1, 2022 and reside within AgChoice Farm Credit’s territory.

The application process is simple:

  1. Complete the application form below.
  2. Attach a one-page business plan that describes your business and its future direction. You may use our template or another format.
  3. Attach a photo of yourself on your farm or with your business so we can use it for marketing purposes.

Review our Frequently Asked Questions document for more details or watch our recorded video.

Questions? Contact Raechel Sattazahn at rsattazahn@agchoice.com or 717-495-5075.