;The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting Grant Applications for applied crop research that promotes economic growth through the Agriculture Growth Research and Innovation Program. "Minnesota based organizations with agriculture research capabilities may apply for funding to improve the state's $10 billion crop production industry." The Minnesota Department of Agriculture expects to award $1,050,000 in February of 2020.

Applications for the Agriculture Growth Research and Innovation program will be accepted until 4:00 pm on Tuesday November 26, 2019. The grant application is online at the AGRI Research Grant website, Funding for the competitive grants was established through the AGRI Program to advance Minnesota's Agriculture. If you would like more information contact Larry Schumacher at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture 651-201-6629 or email: larry.schumacher@state.mn.us.