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Oklahoma Agriculture Event Grant

Oklahoma Agriculture, Food, and Forestry

About

This grant is available to individuals or entities wanting to create or expand an agricultural event that benefits and furthers the public interest in agriculture.

The Oklahoma Agriculture Enhancement and Diversification Program provides funds in the form of 0% interest loans or grants for the purpose of expanding the state's value added processing sector and to encourage farm diversification. Funds, provided on a cost-share basis, must be used for marketing and utilization, cooperative marketing, farm diversification and basic and applied research. All funding proposals must clearly demonstrate the ability to directly benefit Oklahoma farmers and ranchers. Proposals are evaluated by a ten member Advisory Board with their recommendations for funding submitted to the Oklahoma State Board of Agriculture.

Eligibility

  • Principles should be individuals rather than a previously existing corporation. Those individuals must have some type of cooperative agreement between themselves that will ensure proper accountability for the proposed plan.

  • Proposals must show an economic impact to the agricultural community.

  • Applicants will be required to submit a letter endorsing the Event from a city or county government official or the local Chamber of Commerce.

Terms

Funds must be used to produce alternative ag products or process and/or market Oklahoma ag products. Activities must create rural economic development, and indicate the probability of success. Preference is given to applicants whose:

  • Industrial and non-food production processes use ag products

  • Food, feed and fiber products and uses are innovative and add value to ag products

  • Applications demonstrate a high probability of job creation and return-on-investment

  • Proposals feature research that is innovative as well as commercially plausible

  • Proposals demonstrate a high probability of rapid commercialization

  • Projects demonstrate a commitment for funding from other private or public sources or from the applicant

  • Proposals center efforts on rural locales

  • Principals are individuals, a group of individuals, an individual on behalf of a group or corporations that meet the criteria set forth: to market a product or formulate or implement a marketing plan for products not marketed through existing cooperatives

  • Proposals must have potential to create additional income for the farm unit

  • Proposals must provide new, innovative plans for marketing the product

Grants are available in three levels not to exceed $10,000.

  • Grants $2,500 or less must show a projected economic impact up to $5,000.

  • Grants $2,501 - $5,000 must show a projected economic impact of $5,001 to $75,000.

  • Grants $5,001 - $10,000 must show a projected economic impact of more than $75,000.

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Details

Organization

Oklahoma Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (ODA)

Financial Instrument

Grant

Maximum Award Amount

$10,000

Image Credit

Corey Coyle

Updated April 2, 2021

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