USDA directly offers a variety of funding opportunities through its offices in West Virginia. Among the most popular is the high tunnel cost-share program. High tunnels are plastic covered structures that extend the growing season for produce as much as a month on either end. Other federal programs provide payments and loans for conservation efforts, community development programs and disaster relief. Check with your local USDA Service Center for details.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is also a source of technical assistance, loans and other funding.
The Natural Capital Investment Fund is a private lender specializing in financing farm operations. NCIF has worked with a variety of food and farm-based operations in West Virginia in the past.