The AGRI Livestock Investment Grant encourages long-term industry development for Minnesota livestock farmers and ranchers by helping them improve, update, and modernize their livestock operation infrastructure and equipment.

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Applicant Eligibility

Minnesota livestock farmers may apply. Applicants must be:

NOTE:  "Livestock" include beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, poultry, goats, mules, bison, sheep, horses, farmed cervidae (deer), ratitae (flightless birds including emu), and llamas.

Project Eligibility

This grant program reimburses investments in:

  1. Buildings or facilities for the production of livestock or livestock products.
  2. Development of pasture for use by livestock including, but not limited to, lanes, watering systems, and fences.
  3. Equipment for livestock housing, confinement, feeding, and waste management.

The grant will not pay for livestock, buying pasture/crop land, animal feed, crop seed, planters, combines, or debt refinancing.

Amount Available

  • We expect to award a total of $768,000 in Fiscal Year 2020.
  • We reimburse 10 percent of the first $250,000 of an eligible investment.
  • For each project, the maximum grant amount available per year is $25,000.
  • Only one grant per project.
  • The lifetime maximum is $50,000.

Applying

The application period is now open. All applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. CST on December 18, 2019.

Read the Request for Proposals for eligibility and requirements. If you need this information in an alternative format, please contact the program administrator.