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Ag grant deadline Jan. 11

Minnesota farmers have until Jan. 11 to apply for Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grants that can help offset the costs of on-farm innovations and/or research. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will award grants of up to $25,000 for projects such as fruit and vegetable production, livestock production systems, conservation tillage and weed management, organic farming, and alternative energy crop production.

Eligible recipients include Minnesota farmers, individuals at Minnesota educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and local natural resource agencies. Priority is given to projects that are farmer initiated. All non-farmer initiated projects must show significant collaboration with farmers.

Grant applications are available at www.mda.state. or 651-201-6012.