The Young Farmer Grant Program provides grants to eligible young farmers to create or enhance agricultural enterprises in Texas. The program is administered by the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority within the Texas Department of Agriculture. The program provides small grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to start-up or expand operations. Grants may not be used for capital expenditures with a cost of more than $5,000 or a useful life of more than one year. Operating expenses for contract labor, seed, fertilizer, livestock, feed and fuel are all eligible expenses.