AGRI Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grants

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Sustainable Agriculture and Demonstration Grants until 4:00pm on December 13, 2017. Continue reading ‘AGRI Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grants’

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AGRI Crop Research Grants

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has announced $1.5 million available to applicants for applied Crop Research Grants through the Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Program. The maximum grant award is $250,000 per project, which may last up to three years. Apply by November 22, 2017. Continue reading ‘AGRI Crop Research Grants’

Survey: Organic Swine Research and Extension Human Resources

The University of Minnesota’s Alternative Swine Research Group was recently funded by NIFA-USDA to conduct an Organic Swine Planning Project. The project will identify key issues that need to be addressed in organic swine production. The very first step of the project is to reach out to people who have experience in this field. We need your help to identify people who are involved or interested in organic swine production, processing, marketing, research and extension. Continue reading ‘Survey: Organic Swine Research and Extension Human Resources’

Quality of Life Interviews with Small-Scale Vegetable Farmers

We will be interviewing local farmers with between 3 and 20 years of experience and at least 18 years of age. We also aim to enroll farmers who have less than 20 acres in vegetable production and sell directly to consumers, restaurants or institutions. We are recruiting from various organizations in order to better understand farmers’ experiences and how they are able to sustain their business. Continue reading ‘Quality of Life Interviews with Small-Scale Vegetable Farmers’

Three Rivers Fibershed Educational Events

Calling all fiber producers within the Three Rivers Fibershed!  Three Rivers Fibershed will host and moderate two, in-person local producer workshops, offered at no cost to producers, with presentations by members of our fiber community. The first workshop on October 21, 2017, from 10am-5pm, Continue reading ‘Three Rivers Fibershed Educational Events’

USDA Farm to School Grant

The purpose of the USDA Farm to School Grant Program is to assist eligible entities in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. Apply by December 8, 2017. Continue reading ‘USDA Farm to School Grant’

Food Access Summit

Plan to attend the 6th Food Access Summit Oct. 25-27th in Duluth, MN!  The 2017 Summit will be bigger and better than ever.  We’ve expanded to welcome up to 800 participants from a growing network of individuals and organizations dedicated to increasing healthy and equitable food access across Minnesota. Register by October 16, 2017. Continue reading ‘Food Access Summit’


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