Archive for the 'Grants & Scholarships' Category

USDA Offers Specialty Crop Multi-State Grant Program (SCMP)

The purpose of the Specialty Crop Multi-State Grand Program (SCMP) is to competitively award funds (up to $7 million total available nationwide)….to solely to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops by funding collaborative, multi-state projects that address regional or national level specialty crop issues. Apply by September 25, 2017. Continue reading ‘USDA Offers Specialty Crop Multi-State Grant Program (SCMP)’


Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Grant Opportunities

The Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute invites letters of interest and proposals for two fall funding opportunities:

Good Food Accelerator Fellowship

FamilyFarmed invites rising food and farm entrepreneurs to apply for a Fellowship in our Good Food Accelerator (GFA): Continue reading ‘Good Food Accelerator Fellowship’

NCR-SARE Farmer-Rancher Grants

The 2018 NCR-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant Call for Proposals is now open. Farmers and ranchers in the North Central region are invited to submit grant proposals to explore sustainable agriculture solutions to problems on the farm or ranch.  Proposals should show how farmers and ranchers plan to use their own innovative ideas to explore sustainable agriculture options and how they will share project results. Projects should emphasize research or education/demonstration. Apply by December 7, 2017. Continue reading ‘NCR-SARE Farmer-Rancher Grants’

AGRI Farm to School and Farm to Early Care Grants

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced that its Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Farm to School and Farm to Early Care and Education Grants are now available. The MDA will award up to $400,000 to eligible institutions to increase the use of Minnesota grown and raised foods through planning and feasibility studies, or equipment purchases and physical improvements. Apply by November 16, 2017. Continue reading ‘AGRI Farm to School and Farm to Early Care Grants’

North Central Region SARE Call for Research & Education Pre-Proposals

The 2018 North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) Research and Education Grant Program Call for Preproposals is now available online. Apply by October 19, 2017. Continue reading ‘North Central Region SARE Call for Research & Education Pre-Proposals’

New Farmer U

Jumpstart your farm business at the all-in-one beginning farmer conference! Are you dreaming of farming? Already have a couple of Schedule Fs under your belt? New Farmer U will help you learn the latest field and financial aspects of farm business. Plus, ask all your burning questions and network with farmers in a small and supportive setting. Apply for scholarships by September 15, 2017. Continue reading ‘New Farmer U’

Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture Website

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