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2018 Ag Promotion Grant Program

Grants to Minnesota County Farm Bureaus for Agricultural
Activities that Focus on Animals, the Environment, and Food Safety

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation

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Grants of up to $800 to Minnesota County Farm Bureaus for programs and activities that promote agriculture. Funding will be provided to County Farm Bureaus to develop and implement an activity or event that addresses one or more of the following focus areas: animals, environment, food safety and families; or addresses member engagement programs such as leadership education, consumer education, and farm safety (adult and youth). Ideas may include farm tours and breakfast events, classroom visits, county fair activities, displays, etc.

When selecting a Minnesota Farmers CARE Priority area your focus should be as follows:

- Animal Care: Raising awareness of the ethical animal Care provided by Minnesota farmers.
- Environment: Farmers are conservationists and good stewards of natural resources (land and water).
- Food Safety: Teaching others what farmers do to ensure we have a safe, wholesome food supply.
- Families: Bring focus on farm family involvement in their communities / good neighbor practices.

It is important to note that The Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation is not emphasizing the economic importance of livestock as it is not an effective message with most consumers. Economic contributions of livestock can be part of your project, but should not be the main focus.

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GrantWatch ID#: 148560

Estimated Size of Grant:

County Farm Bureaus may apply for funding up to $800.

Term of Contract:

The Ag Promotion Grant program which you receive funding for must be completed by July 31, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

County Farm Bureaus may apply.

Grant dollars cannot support events that include lobbying (i.e. Day on the Hill).

Pre-Application Information:

Funding requests must meet the mission and purpose of the Foundation. Click here for more information about the Foundation's mission:

Click on the links in the Supporting Documents section below to download the application, grant guidelines, and the things to remember document.

Applications are due December 15. Applicants will be notified by January if they have received a grant and for what amount. The first payment of the grant will come after a representative attends the Leadership Conference. The second payment will come after reviewing the final report form.

Please Note:

Counties must send one or more representatives to the 2018 LEAP Conference (formerly known as the Leadership Conference) in Red Wing, Minnesota, on January 26-27, 2018. Click on the link in the supporting documents section below to download the Registration Brochure and Schedule. Click on the link in the Contact Information section below to register for the conference.

Only $200 of the grant money can be used for registration at the 2018 LEAP Conference. A member of a state committee cannot be your county representative at the LEAP Conference.

- December 15, 2017 2017-18 Ag Promotion Grant Applications Deadline
- January 26-27, 2018 2018 MFBF LEAP Conference
- July 31, 2018 Deadline for completing events
- August 31, 2018 Final report due at the state office

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Click here to register for the conference:

All applicants must submit a detailed letter with supporting materials and send via mail or email to:

Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation
Attn: Foundation
P.O. Box 64370
St. Paul, MN 55164


Return applications to:

Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation
Attn: Michelle DeGeest
P.O. Box 64370
St. Paul, MN 55164

You may email applications to or fax them to 651-768-2159.

Staff Contact:

For more information, contact Ruth Meirick, Foundation Director, at or 651-768-2115.

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