Blog Post via NH Department of Agriculture, Markets and Food

The 10 New Hampshire Conservation Districts announce nearly $300,000 in grants to thirty-seven awardees for the 2023 NH Conservation Districts Climate Resilience Grant. In only its second year, this grant round increased funding available by $250,000 and awarded grants to 25 more farms than in 2022. This allowed a greater diversity of farms and projects to receive funding. Farms receiving awards are located across the state and represent a wide variety of agricultural industries; they include diversified vegetable producers, organic dairy farms, pasture-based livestock producers, cut flower farms, and berry growers.

The 2023 grant round was highly competitive, and interest exceeded funds available. From the total applicant pool, 37 farms were awarded, representing 32 towns across New Hampshire. 22 of these farms identify with the US Department of Agriculture definition of historically underserved, including beginner farmers, limited resource farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers, and Veteran farmers. Awarded farms will implement a diversity of climate resilient projects. 6 of these projects specifically target energy improvements while the other 31 projects focus on drought resilient irrigation systems, management practices that build soil health and help sequester carbon in the soil, and shifts in agricultural management that prioritize the ecological integrity of NH such as integrated pest management and riparian plantings.

Learn more about the grant program here

We are pleased to announce the following farms as the 2023 Climate Resilience Grant Awardees:

Corliss Farm in Belmont
Arandano Farm in Belmont
Stout Oak Farm in Brentwood
Brookford Farm in Canterbury
Belknap County Farm Bureau in Center Barnstead
Geary Farm in Chester
Hilltop Farm in Claremont
Dancing Bear Farm in Claremont
Winter Street Farm in Claremont
Earle Family Farm in Conway
Mountain Heartbeet Farm in Effingham
Clyde Farm in Farmington
Dog Days Farm in Fitzwilliam
Benedikt Dairy in Goffstown
Open Woods Farm in Grafton
Rosewald Farm/Farmsteads of New England in Hillsborough
Deer Hill Farm in Hinsdale
Otokahe Farm in Jefferson
Red Barn Farm in Milan
Spring Ledge Farm in New London
Beaver Pond Farm in Newport
Hobbs Farm in North Hampton
Green Borough Farm in North Haverhill
Nicole’s Fruit Farm in North Woodstock
Tullando Farm in Orford
Pork Hill Farm in Ossipee
Robinson Family Farm in Pittsburg
Ten Rod Farm in Rochester
Brandmoore Farm in Rollinsford
Your Neighbors Flowers/Caldera Edge Farm in Sandwich
Meristem Farm in Strafford
Northwinds Farm in Stratford
Barker Farm in Stratham
Kearsarge Gorge Farm in Warner
Lucky 13 Farm in Winchester
Manning Hill Farm in Winchester
FullMoon Farm in Wolfeboro