Attention Minnesota Livestock Producers:
The application period is now open for the 2019 AGRI Crop Research Grant offered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. All information related to application is detailed in the attached Request for Proposals. We encourage you to apply through our online application. For instructions on how to set up an account, refer to the MDA Online Grant Application Guide that is also attached to this email. The Request for Proposals is also available at the AGRI Livestock Investment at www.mda.state.mn.us/livestockinvestment.
Feel free to share this email with people who you think might be interested in the program. Note that there is a lifetime cap of $50,000 in grant awards from this grant program.
Applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Contact me with any questions or concerns.
Summary of AGRI Livestock Investment Grant:
WHO Minnesota livestock farmers – all sizes and types of farms with livestock at welcome to apply.
WHAT Grants of up to $25,000 for projects that sustain or grow livestock operations. Grants reimburse farmers for 10% of eligible project costs. Project examples include building construction, purchase, or renovation; pasture improvements; purchase of equipment.
WHERE Full program details and online application are available at www.mda.state.mn.us/livestockinvestment or by calling the MDA Grant Line at 651-201-6500.
WHEN Applications are accepted from mid-September to mid-December annually.
WHY To improve the profitability and sustainability of livestock operations, to assist the entry of new farmers into livestock production, and to support generational transitions of existing operations.