Our Mission is to help create and enhance economic opportunities for Southern Ohio's farm families and rural communities.

- Don Branson, Executive Director

Southern Ohio Agricultural &

Community Development Foundation 

Agricultural  Development

The Agricultural Development Program is available to eligible agricultural producers who reside in one of the 22 tobacco producing counties. For more information, click here. 



The Economic Development Program is available to eligible businesses in Southern Ohio. More information and applications can be found here. 

Young Farmer

The Young Farmer Program is specifically geared to eligible agricultural producers 20-38 years of age as of August 1. For more information, click here. 



Eligible agricultural producers and their dependents are encouraged to apply for the educational grants.  Click here for more details and application requirements. 

*Due to current funding, programs will not be offered in the upcoming years.

Please check back for any changes in the future.  

Calendar of Events 

*For Phone Conference information, please contact the Foundation office for details. 
  • SOACDF- Board of Trustees Meeting via Phone Conference* - 05/21/21 at 9:30 a.m.