assistance to increase
value, demand and
products. AURI is
helping to add value to
match contributions and work with AURI
personnel in developing the value added
project. For more information call (800) 279-5010 or visit the AURI website.
MN Dept of Ag. Sustainable Ag. Demonstration Grant Program (MDA)
This program funds research/demonstration of farming practices that will
promote environmental stewardship/conservation of resources and that
improve profitability and quality of life on farms and in rural areas.
The grant program has up to $30,000 available. In this round of
funding, only proposals that specifically target on-farm research
and demonstration projects for cropping systems, soil fertility
and energy related projects will be considered. We strongly
encourage applicants to work closely with technical advisors (Extension,
SWCD, NRCS, consultants, etc.) to design and carry out the project.
Deadline for receiving completed applications at the Minnesota
Department of Agriculture was March 29, 2010. The application packet is available at:
http://www.mda.state.mn.us/en/grants/grants/demogrant.aspx or contact the
grant program coordinator Jeanne Ciborowski at 651-201-6217 or
Jeanne.Ciborowski@state.mn.us with additional questions.
Minnesota Department of Ag. Conservation Funding Guide
Minnesota is a top state for privately owned farmland set aside or managed to meet conservation goals. Conservation practices on farms can reduce soil erosion, improve water quality, restore wildlife habitat and more.
Conservation practices cost money. Fortunately, there are programs that help many farmers pay for conservation. The MN Dept. of Ag. Conservation Funding Guide helps farmers learn about these ever-changing programs - some offered by the MDA but most by other agencies or organizations.
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES)