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Minnesota AGRI Livestock Investment Grant (AGRI)

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Due November 17, 2021


The AGRI Livestock Investment Grant encourages long-term industry development for Minnesota livestock farmers and ranchers by helping them improve, update, and modernize their livestock operation infrastructure and equipment.



Minnesota livestock farmers may apply. Applicants must be:

NOTE: "Livestock" include beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, poultry, goats, mules, bison, sheep, horses, farmed cervidae (deer), ratitae (flightless birds including emu), and llamas.

Project Eligibility:

This grant program reimburses investments in:

  1. Buildings or facilities for the production of livestock or livestock products.

  2. Development of pasture for use by livestock including, but not limited to, lanes, watering systems, and fences.

  3. Equipment for livestock housing, confinement, feeding, and waste management.

The grant will NOT pay for livestock, buying pasture/crop land, animal feed, crop seed, planters, combines, or debt refinancing.


  • Total awards granted total of $1.3 million in Fiscal Year 2022.

  • AGRI reimburses 10% of the first $250,000 of an eligible investment.

  • For each project, the maximum grant amount available per fiscal year is $25,000.

  • Only one grant per project.

  • The lifetime maximum per farm is $50,000.

  • There will be two rounds of funding. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply during the Fall 2021 round. In Winter/Spring 2022, AGRI will issue a second RFP for any remaining funds.


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November 17, 2021


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Updated October 4, 2021

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