The Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Program (AGRI) awards grants and other forms of financial assistance (for example, scholarships and cost share) to create agricultural jobs and profitable businesses. Investments are focused on livestock development, value added business and market development, farm to school, research, and renewable energy.
Grants are awarded to farmers, agricultural businesses, schools, researchers, and county fairs. Grant eligibility is specific to each program.
Grant programs and schedule for application deadlines for July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017:
David Weinand, Grants Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-201-6500 - Grants Hotline
Ag Marketing & Development Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, email@example.com