Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee Research & Marketing Program
Montana Department of Agriculture
Closed February 10, 2021
The Alfalfa Seed Program is administered by the department under the Alfalfa Seed Industry Act (Montana Code Annotated 80-11-3). The Montana Alfalfa Seed Committee provides direction for research and marketing toward the continued growth of the alfalfa seed industry of Montana. The program is administered by the department's Agricultural Development Division.
The committee is appointed by the Governor and composed of eight members. Board members serve three-year terms. For additional information about Governor-appointed Boards and Councils, refer to the Montana.Gov Boards, Councils and Commissions website from the Office of the Governor.
Proposals for funding will be accepted from:
Public and private agencies and organizations
Business and industry
If two or more individuals or organizations propose to conduct a project jointly, they should submit one application as co-applicants. Applicants must demonstrate a proven ability to carry out all elements of the proposed project. In addition, applicants proposing to rely upon the expertise of another individual or organization to undertake any part of the project must clearly define the responsibilities of that party as well as provide evidence of their willingness and demonstrated ability to undertake that area of responsibility.
Eligible projects are as follows:
Conducting research programs to:
improve the quality of alfalfa seed
develop and improve control measures for disease and pests which attack alfalfa and alfalfa seed pollinators (i.e. Alfalfa Leaf Cutter Bees)
improve alfalfa growing culture
other research projects designed to improve the Alfalfa Seed industry
Disseminating current and new research information
Developing the Alfalfa Seed Industry markets, including:
conducting market assessments
planning and conducting publicity and sales promotion campaigns, including media development and trade show exhibition.
Complete Request For Proposals can be read here.
Montana Noxious Weed Trust Fund Grant Program (NWTF)
Montana Department of Agriculture · Due Jan 6
- Cost Share
Western SARE Research and Education Grant
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Western SARE Sabbatical Research and Education Grant
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education · Due Nov 18
Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Cost Share
- Soil Health
- Water Quality
- Waterway Protection
- Pest Management
February 10, 2021
Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA)