The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has grant funds available for livestock producers to upgrade their operations through the Agriculture Growth, Research and Innovation Livestock Investment Grant Program. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture expects to award up to $789,000 using a "competitive review process."

Livestock producers can apply for up to 10 percent of the projects total cost. Award grants can range from $400 to $25,000. 'To be eligible for reimbursement by this grant, you must be invoiced and pay for all the project materials and services between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022."

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture must have your grant proposal by 4:00 pm Wednesday November 4, 2020 to be considered. You can fill out the proposal on line or fill out the application at the end of the Request for Proposals on the AGRI Livestock Investment website.