Grants Available to Farmers and Entrepreneurs

Created: 12/26/2012 1:59 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart

Minnesota farmers and entrepreneurs can now apply for hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding.

The Agricultural Growth Research and Innovation Program has $700,000 to distribute. The program is part of an effort to increase sales of Minnesota's agricultural products.

The grants will be distributed in two rounds. The first has a proposal deadline of next Monday, while businesses have until March first to apply for the second batch of funding.

The state's Agriculture Department has more information on its website.