Description: This program was established in 1994 to give farmers the opportunity to conduct their own research projects. The competitive research grants program is intended to help farmers and ranchers develop sustainable production and marketing practices. The goal of the grant program is for farmers/ranchers to conduct projects to solve challenges and problems they face, and develop information on what works and doesn’t work so that other farmers and ranchers facing those same problems can benefit from the results of the funded project. Awards are up to $15,000 for individual farmers, and $20,000 for a farmer organization. Projects can be 1 to 2 years in length. Applications open in September and are due in November.
Type of funding: Grant
Type of application: Narrative-based application
Focus area: Conservation, Environment, Business/Marketing
Maximum award amount: $15,000
Average award amount: Information not currently available
Duration: 2 years
Deadline to apply: November
Application acceptance rate: Information not currently available
How to apply: If you’re interested in this program, contact our team at email@example.com or set up some time with us during our free office hours to discuss next steps.