Fund your research

If you have a soil fertility research project that needs funding, the Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council (AFREC) may be able to help. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) offers grants for the purpose of directing fertilizer research and outreach programs.

Background Information

In 2007, The Minnesota Legislature established the Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Program for the purpose of directing fertilizer research and outreach programs. The enabling legislation establishing the governing Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council (referred to as “AFREC” or “Council”) are MN Statute 18C.70, 18C.71, and 18C.80. The Minnesota Legislature established the funding mechanism for the program by raising the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) fertilizer tonnage fee from 30 cents/ton to 70 cents/ton starting July 1, 2009. Each year, MDA announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) for projects using funds generated from fertilizer sales. This year, fertilizer sales from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, will allow a maximum spending cap of $1,100,000 for this Request for Proposals (RFP).

 

Request for Proposals for Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Coordinator Services

RFP for Coordinator

RFP for Research and Education Projects

Request for Proposals closes December 2, 2016 at 3 p.m. CDT

 

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