The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for Value Added Grants. $1 million is available for equipment purchases or physical improvements through the Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation Program.
In previous AGRI Grant rounds, a variety of businesses have received funding, including meat processors, creameries, wineries, processing facilities, farm co-ops, and food and feed manufacturers.
This competitive grant process will fund projects that increase the sales, diversify the markets, or improve food safety of value-added Minnesota agricultural products. Producers and handlers that increase the value of agricultural products through processing or manufacturing may be eligible.
Applications for this round of funding are open now through March 6, 2017. For more information about the Value Added Grant Program and to apply online, or contact Ann Kuzj at 651-201-6028.....