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Minnesota AGRI Value-Added Grant Program

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Closed March 20, 2023

The AGRI Value-Added Grant helps Minnesota processors add value to Minnesota agricultural products by investing in the purchase of equipment, production capacity, market diversification, and market access for value-added products.


Individuals, farmers, businesses, agricultural cooperatives, or local government entities are eligible to apply. You must explain how your project will increase the sales of Minnesota agricultural products and/or increase market access. The program aims to fund projects that impact many farmers.

MDA will prioritize projects that create additional meat or poultry processing capacity, increase food safety to improve marketability, respond to changing market conditions as result of COVID-19, or respond to civil unrest.

MDA is not funding feasibility studies this year.


MDA expects to award a total of $1 million in Fiscal Year 2021. Grants may reimburse up to 25 percent of eligible expenses. The maximum award is $150,000, and the minimum award is $1,000.

Application Instructions

Read the full Request for Proposals and apply online following these instructions.

If you need the application in an alternative format, contact the program administrator.


Release Date

February 3, 2023


March 20, 2023

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Updated March 18, 2023

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