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PO Box 47 

100 South High Street, Suite 208

Hillsboro, OH 45133

Office: 937-393-2700

Fax: 937-393-5122

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. 

Current Available Grants:

Calendar of Events 

  • January 20, 2020-Office will be closed in observance of MLK Jr. Day

  • February 14, 2020-March 13, 2020-Application period for submission of Educational Excellence Grant. Application is now available and can be found in the link above.

  • April 17 2020, 10:00a.m.- Board of Trustees Meeting, Canters Cave 4-H Camp, Jackson, OH