Archive for the 'Grants & Scholarships' Category

McKnight Foundation Mississippi River Program Grants

Program goal is to restore the water quality and resilience of the Mississippi River and employs two strategies: protecting and expanding floodplains and wetlands in the 10-state Mississippi River corridor; and reducing agricultural pollution in the four states along the northern half of the river (MN, WI, IA, and IL), focusing on farmland and operations with high nitrogen and phosphorus runoff. https://www.mcknight.org/grant-programs/mississippi-river
Recurring quarterly deadlines. Next application deadline: August 1, 2017.

Rural Cooperative Development Grant

The Rural Cooperative Development Grant program helps improve the economic condition of rural areas by helping individuals and businesses start, expand or improve of rural cooperatives and other mutually-owned businesses through Cooperative Development Centers. Apply by May 26, 2017. Continue reading ‘Rural Cooperative Development Grant’

Food Safety Outreach Program Grants

The Food Safety Outreach Program will complement and expand the national infrastructure of the National Food Safety Training, Education, Extension, Outreach, and Technical Assistance Competitive Grants Program. The Food Safety Outreach Program will build upon that national infrastructure, with a sustained focus on delivery of customized training to members of the target audiences. Apply by June 6, 2017. Continue reading ‘Food Safety Outreach Program Grants’

AFRI Foundational Grants

The Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is America’s flagship competitive grants program that provides funding for fundamental and applied research, education, and extension projects in the food and agricultural sciences. In this RFA, NIFA requests applications for six AFRI priority areas through the Foundational Program for FY 2017. Continue reading ‘AFRI Foundational Grants’

Aquaculture Research Competitive Grants Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $1.2 million in available funding for aquaculture research projects in the areas of genetics, disease, production systems, and economics. Apply by May 17, 2017. Continue reading ‘Aquaculture Research Competitive Grants Program’

Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Grants

Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification (YFSEC) Program for Fiscal Year 2017 supports national efforts to deliver timely, pertinent, and appropriate farm safety education to youth seeking employment or already employed in agricultural production. Apply by May 10, 2017. Continue reading ‘Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Grants’

John Brandt Memorial Fund Scholarship

The JBMF scholarship was created by John Brandt’s family and friends to honor his memory and assist aspiring graduate dairy students. At least one $25,000 (approximate amount) scholarship will be awarded annually for this purpose.  Apply by May 15, 2017. Continue reading ‘John Brandt Memorial Fund Scholarship’