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Minnesota AGRI Livestock Investment Grant (AGRI)

Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Closed November 15, 2022

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 2023.

  • 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.

Application Instructions

Create an account and apply online here.

Review the Request For Proposals to prepare yourself to apply.



Release Date

September 26, 2022


November 15, 2022

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Updated September 30, 2022

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