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AGRI Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant Program

625 Robert Street North, St Paul, MN 55155, USA

(651) 201-6028

Ann.Kuzj@state.mn.us

Food & Beverage

This grant supports innovative on-farm research and demonstrations. It funds projects that explore sustainable agriculture practices and systems that could make farming more profitable, resource efficient, and personally satisfying. Findings are published in the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s annual Greenbook.

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AGRI Livestock Investment Grant

625 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55155, USA

(651) 201-6135

Courtney.Beer@state.mn.us

Food & Beverage

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.

GAP/GHP audits and certifications help producers and handlers to implement food safety plans that enhance the integrity of our food supply. This cost share program is funded through the Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Fund. GAP/GHP certified producers and handlers are eligible to receive reimbursement of 75% of their GAP/GHP certification costs (maximum reimbursement of $2,500).

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AGRI Farm to School Grants

625 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55155, USA

(651) 201-6277

Lisa.Sawyer@state.mn.us

Food & Beverage

AGRI Farm to School Grants support Minnesota school districts that want to process and serve Minnesota agricultural products. Grants are intended to: Help create plans that identify specific equipment, tools, training, or policies that school districts need Help schools buy equipment they need to buy, prepare, and serve more Minnesota grown and raised food

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AGRI County Fair Grants

625 Robert Street North, St Paul, MN 55155, USA

(651) 201-6277

Lisa.Sawyer@state.mn.us

Food & Beverage

These grants help Minnesota county fairs preserve and promote Minnesota agriculture, and provide access to the arts and the state’s agricultural, historical, and cultural heritage. Funds come from the Minnesota Legislature through the Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation Program (AGRI) and the Legacy Amendment.

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AGRI Crop Research Grant Program

625 Robert Street North, St Paul, MN 55155, USA

(651) 201-6500

MDA.AGRIGrants@state.mn.us

Food & Beverage

The Crop Research Grant Program is intended to generate applied crop research that will improve agricultural product quality, quantity, and/or value. Applied crop research projects that have near term (3 to 7 years) benefits for Minnesota agriculture, its producers and associated industries are eligible for funding. Research projects must be conducted in Minnesota.

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AGRI Bioincentive Program

625 Robert Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55155, USA

(651) 201-6223

Kevin.Hennessy@state.mn.us

Food & Beverage

This new program, established by the Minnesota Legislature in 2015, provides production payments to encourage commercial-scale production of advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, and thermal energy production from biomass.

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AGRI Beginning Farmer FBM Scholarships

625 Robert Street North, St Paul, MN 55155, USA

(651) 201-6369

becky.balk@state.mn.us

Food & Beverage

This program helps beginning farmers in Minnesota learn business management strategies that will lead to profitable and satisfying farming operations. Farm Business Management (FBM) education will help you learn new skills, meet your business and personal goals, and teach you how to use your own farm records to make sound business decisions. You will meet one-on-one with an FBM instructor to design a program that fits your needs. You will receive an end of year financial and business analysis and can use a benchmarking database called FINBIN to compare your operation with similar farms.

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1 Million Cups Minneapolis

825 Washington Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Community Support, Networking

A weekly event that brings together entrepreneurs and the Minneapolis community over coffee and conversation. In collaboration with www.1millioncups.com/stpaul