Northeast SARE grants: http://www.uvm.edu/~nesare/grants.html:
Farmer/Grower Grants test new crops, practices and systems through on-site experiments and share the results with other farmers. Grants average about $5,200, and are capped at $10,000. Farmer Grant applications are due in December.
Partnership Grants are awarded for on-farm research and demonstration projects developed by agricultural professionals who work directly with farmers. Grants are capped at $10,000. Partnership Grant applications are due in November.
National Sheep Industry Improvement Center http://www.nsiic.org/ (click on programs). The call for proposals usually is in mid to late summer.
Food and Agriculture Industry Development grants from NY State Ag & Markets http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us/RFPS.html. There may be others on this page that would apply.
Natural Resources Conservation Service Agricultural Management Service AMA is a
voluntary program for agricultural producers that provides technical assistance and cost share funds to address natural resource concerns
such as water conservation and quality, soil erosion, and the transition to
USDA Value Added Producer Grants Grants may be used for planning activities and for working capital for marketing value-added agricultural products and for farm-based renewable energy. Eligible applicants are independent producers, farmer and rancher cooperatives, agricultural producer groups, and majority-controlled producer-based business ventures.
Northeast Farm Credit AgEnhancement Program