The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now offering scholarships available for farmers to enroll in the Farm Business Management Program if they have had their farms certified in the Minnesota Agriculture Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP.)

"Our goal of offering this scholarship to the Farm Business Management Program is to assure our farmers are on better financial footing through good education," said MDA Assistant Commissioner Whitney Place. "We already know thanks to a study by AgCentric and the Agricultural Centers of Excellence, that ag water quality certified farms have a 26 percent higher net income than non-certified farms, so it will be an added benefit to equip them with the resources of the Farm Business Management Program."

The MDA Farm Business Management scholarship will award $140 per credit for new Farm Business Management students in their second or first year. This represents about 75 percent of the cost of enrolling in the Farm Business Management program! In addition current students can receive $90 per credit or 50 percent of the cost. If you would like more information contact any Farm Business Management instructor. The deadline for spring semester is March 1, 2021.

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