The National Wildlife Federation is inviting proposals to conduct research on the economics and water-quality attributes of cover crops, particularly in the Mississippi River Basin. Projects should have practical application to agricultural practice and policy. Proposals should not exceed $10,000.
Proposals are due by November 21, 2014.
Vermont Farm to School Planning and Implementation Grants
The Vermont Farm to School Planning & Pilot Grant assists Vermont schools in planning and piloting a Farm to School program. The maximum grant award will be $2,500. The Vermont Farm to School Implementation Grant assists Vermont schools in implementing existing Farm to School initiatives. Purchasing Vermont farm products and serving them through the school food-service program is an essential component of all grants. The maximum implementation grant award will be $10,000.
Application deadline is October 28, 2014.
Minnesota Crop Research Grant Program
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is seeking applicants for grants of up to $250,000 for applied crop research. The research needs to focus on improving agricultural product quality, quantity, and value. Any Minnesota organization, research entity, individual, or business with agricultural research capability is eligible to apply. A total of $1.7 million is offered.
Applications must be received by November 20, 2014.