The Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation reviews grant requests twice a year with distribution of funds completed in October and May. Funding requests must be received by April 1 to be considered for May distribution. Funding requests must be received by September 1 in order to be considered for the October distribution.
All applicants must submit a detailed letter with supporting materials and send to:
Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation
P.O. Box 64370
St. Paul, MN 55164
Funding requests must meet the mission and purpose of the Foundation.
The Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation offers the Ag Promotion Grant Program for the promotion of agriculture in Minnesota. County Farm Bureaus may apply for funding up to $800 to develop and implement an activity or event that addresses one or more of the following Minnesota Farmers CARE priority areas which include: 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. This is a competitive grant program and full funding is not guaranteed.
Applications are due December 2. 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.
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