Supports Minnesota agricultural producers and processors to increase sales of Minnesota agricultural products by expanding markets. Grants are for equipment purchases or physical improvements and are intended to:
Fiscal Year 2016 applications are available from August 1, 2015 to October 6, 2015.
See an example of a completed Value Added application (PDF: 599 KB / 8 pages)
For instructions on how to register to apply, review this tutorial (PDF: 867 KB / 8 pages).
Request for Proposal (RFP) and Fillable Application (PDF: 455 KB / 12 pages)
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(Note: this is the Fiscal Year 2015 application; the new application will be coming soon!)
Applications that have a meat processing, Farm to School, or other institution component, or are addressing a Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) or similar type of food safety plan will receive priority.
Grants will be awarded through the application and competitive review process.
Ann Kuzj, Program Administrator
Ag Marketing & Development Division
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155-2538, email@example.com