Mission: Explore and implement practices and methods which further the sustainability of farms and rural communities.
Programs: Other programs include: working with the nd grazing lands coalition as their fiscal agent; working with the bis-man food co-op as their fiscal agent; working on a variety of other small ag projects.
grants to grow seed initiative - made possible by the rrc: this program offers grant funds for projects that focus the development and improvement, as well as, preservation of organic and heritage seed stocks in nd. All but one of these projects was completed in 2014 and grantees have been submitting final reports in order to receive the final 10% payment that was withheld from the initial grant.
grants to grow program - made possible by rrc: the interest in our grants to grow program is increasing each year. We were able to give straight grants to four recipients for various sustainable farming. We were also able to provide grant/loan combinations for seven farms to further their existing farm businesses. The grant/loan participants receive mentor and scholarship funds to attend the adult farm business management course. This is a one-to-one financial planning/tracking program to help farmers track expenses and income.