Thu, 02/15/2024 - 8:00 am
Thu, 02/15/2024 - 9:00 am
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Join this informational webinar to learn about the one-time AGRI Protecting Livestock Grant. Submit your questions when you register for the webinar so we can try to answer them all during the presentation.

This program is a funding opportunity for Minnesota farmers and ranchers who raise livestock. Grant funds are intended to help producers buy and install supplies or equipment that will prevent livestock disease outbreaks and protect animals not covered by existing depredation programs.

Precedence is given to proposals that address priority species (farmed cervids, poultry, and ratites) on a first-come, first-served basis until the application period closes on March 7, 2024. After that, reviewers will consider remaining applications.

For the purposes of this grant, livestock include beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, poultry, goats, mules, bison, sheep, horses, farmed cervids (deer, elk), ratites (flightless birds including emu), llamas, and honeybees.

Funding for the Protect Grant comes from the Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Program which supports the advancement of Minnesota’s agricultural and renewable energy industries. AGRI has made significant economic impacts by increasing productivity, improving efficiency, and assisting the development of agricultural products.