Programs & Services
The Howard County Economic Development Authority is here to assist farmers with establishing a new farm or farming program. They will help guide you in the right direction, assist you with the paperwork and permits necessary, and provide valuable business advice along the way.
The HCEDA also offers educational courses, designed to help new farmers improve and grow their business. These courses focus not just on improving farming techniques, but also on financial practices, new marketing techniques, and farm diversification topics.
The EDA has also collected a large collection of documents, tools, permits, certifications, and other helpful information on this website. Collectively this information will help to better inform you on all the steps involved and help you get your farm up and running faster.
No matter what you need, the team at the HCEDA will be their along the way to lend guidance and support.
Please follow the links below to learn more about starting your own new farm.
Start-Up Business Flowchart
A resource to find out more information on State, Regional, and National loans and grants for farms.
Don't put all of your eggs in one basket. Diversifying your farm's production is a great way to grow your business - and meet increasing consumer demand for fresh foods.