Funds available to expand locally grown food for kids
Published 8:39 am Friday, August 2, 2019
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now taking applications for the Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Farm to School and Farm to Early Care and Education Grants.
The MDA will award up to $374,000 to eligible institutions to increase the use of Minnesota grown and raised foods through planning and feasibility studies, or equipment purchases and physical improvements.
In previous grant rounds, the highly competitive AGRI Farm to School Grants helped schools and early care and education organizations purchase food processors, cooling and storage equipment, and specialized ovens to make it easier to serve Minnesota grown produce, meat and dairy.
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Applications for Farm to School and Farm to Early Care and Education Grants must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Nov. 7, 2019. For more information and to apply, visit www.mda.state.mn.us/f2sgrant and www.mda.state.mn.us/f2ecegrant.