Investing in Our Community
We support our nonprofit partners at various levels, the highest of which we call our Harvest Partners. Spread across our territory, our Harvest Partners are doing incredible work to support our mission pillars of next-generation agriculture, food for people, and supporting disaster relief and recovery efforts. Learn more about our Harvest Partners below.
Rural Roots Endowment | New Mexico
American AgCredit designed the $10 million Rural Roots Endowment to provide grants and direct funds to New Mexico agricultural organizations that support underserved populations of producers and the next generation of farmers and ranchers – like FFA, 4-H, junior livestock, and scholarships –- as well as protect New Mexico agriculture, fight hunger in New Mexico, and continue ag education in New Mexico.
To manage the endowment, AAC is proud to partner with the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico (CFSNM). For over 34 years, the CFSNM has awarded grants, scholarships, and emergency funding in New Mexico. Rural Roots Endowment grant funds will be released starting in 2024.
Veterans to Farmers | Yampa, Colorado
At American AgCredit, a critical part of our mission is building the future of agriculture by supporting young and beginning farmers and ranchers. Veterans to Farmers helps train and educate veterans transitioning out of the military, connecting them to resources, training, and employment opportunities in agriculture as they return to civilian life.
Emeril’s Culinary Kitchen and Garden at Starlight Elementary School | Watsonville, California
Emeril’s Culinary Garden & Teaching Kitchen integrates gardens and teaching kitchens in schools as interactive learning environments, providing children and the broader community with the opportunity to make meaningful connections between their core subjects and the world of food.
Center for Land-Based Learning | Woodland, California
Located on a 30-acre farm site, the Center for Land-Based Learning (CLBL) aims to provide a career pathway for aspiring farm managers through one-the-job training and agricultural education.
GoFarm Hawaii | Hawaii
GoFarm Hawaii is one of the largest and most successful beginning farmer development programs in the nation, with 480 graduates since its inception in 2013.