Specific Need:OperationsMarket DevelopmentAccess to Capital | Target Population:Age-Based | Service Area(s):New CastleKentSussexOutside DelawareWilmington | Industry:AgricultureSmall Business | Business Stage:ExpandingEstablishedStart-up
The Department of Agriculture (DDA) is an executive agency headed by a cabinet secretary appointed by the governor. The DDA is responsible for sustaining and promoting agriculture industries throughout the state. It provides services to support agriculture, promote best agricultural practices, encourage increased agricultural production, protect the environment, grow business, and ensure safe and sustainable practices. Agriculture is one of the primary industries in the state and makes up a significant portion of the state's economy. The DDA is responsible for ensuring that agriculture continues to be an economic driver in the state and that Delaware's potential for economic prosperity through the agriculture industry continues to grow and expand.
A no-interest loan fund for farmers adding new irrigation systems. The fund aims to increase irrigated farmland in the state by partnering with private lending institutions to provide farmers with capital to increase output.
A grant aimed at increasing the competitiveness of Delawareâ€™s specialty crops for individuals, producer groups, and organizations prioritizing food safety, enhancing crop capacity, pest/disease control, and improving food access for underserved communities.
The Delaware Division of Small Business, part of the Delaware Department of State, is a service-focused agency committed to supporting businesses starting and growing in Delaware. Small businesses can reach out to the Division for assistance in connecting to the resources and advice to succeed. The Division is a champion for Delaware small businesses and is here to help take companies to the next level.