Small Farmer Support

Small Farmer Support

Helping Farmers in Tough Times

Helping Farmers

BREADA provides grant support to small farmers who experience loss from both natural disasters and personal tragedies.

The Louisiana Small Farm Survival Fund was established with the Baton Rouge Area Foundation in 2005 to provide assistance to Louisiana’s small farm and seafood enterprises that have been affected by natural disasters.

Following the unprecedented devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, BREADA raised over $300,000 to provide immediate relief funds to small, family farmers across the state who suffered damage to crops, equipment, and their homes.

Further, through this fund, BREADA is able to provide financial assistance to our farmers who experience personal health problems or situations that prevent them from working for a period of time. The fund directly supports independent, local farmers and fishers that are often too small to receive grants or loans due to eligibility requirements of (the) USDA.


“I have been a citrus farmer since 1996, and I will tell you, selling at the Red Stick Farmers Market has kept us in business. The assistance we received from BREADA after we lost our home in Hurricane Isaac has helped us start over and return to the market.”

Lester L’Hoste
L’Hoste Citrus, Braithwaite, Louisiana