The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has a fund of almost $1,000,000 available for applied crop research for Minnesota Based organizations." The goal of the fund and the research grants is to "improve the agricultural product quality, quantity, or value of Minnesota's $10 billion crop industry. Grants can be reimbursed up to $250,000 of the total cost of the project. Preference will be given to applicants researching crops that have limited access to other research funds.

Applications for the Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Program Crop research Grant must be received by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. It will be a competitive review process. Applications are available on the AGRI Crop Research Website. The funding for the Crop Research Grant program is from the AGRI Program that  "provides grants to farmers, agribusiness, schools, and more throughout the state of Minnesota." The goal of the AGRI program is to advance Minnesota's agricultural and renewable energy sectors.

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