More than $17 million is available to support research and outreach activities that will help growers, producers and processors find innovative ways to improve organic agriculture.
The grants are being funded through
the Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI), a
program that is administered by USDA’s National Institutes of Food and
Agriculture (NIFA) and authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.
Funded projects will aid farmers and ranchers with whole farm planning
by delivering practical research-based information and will improve the
ability for growers to develop the Organic System Plan required for
Applications are due March 10. Please go to http://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/organic-agriculture-research-and-extension-initiative to see specific program requirements.