You've been reading about outstanding farm examples of New York Farm Viability Institute's on-farm value-added projects in American Agriculturist magazine for much of the last year. Now, NYFVI is opening the door for even larger, multiple-partner grant proposals.
The Applied Research Partnership Program awards grant funds of up to $250,000 for on-farm research projects of eight months to two years duration. Applications are due by Oct. 1.
The grant program awards practical research efforts resulting in measurable benefit to participating farms. Projects should offer templates for other producers to implement similar measures after the project is complete.
New York Farm Viability Institute is a farmer-led nonprofit organization that funds research to help farms of all sizes, geographic regions and production practices to increase profits. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, agro-forestry, aquaculture, bio-energy, dairy, field crops and forage, equine, fruit, green industry, livestock and vegetables.
Applied Research Partnership project leaders may be researchers, educators, agricultural nonprofits, producer groups, agri-business, government agency and others. All applications must be submitted online to www.nyfarmviability.org.
New York Farm Viability Institute can answer questions and provide assistance to project leaders seeking funds. Call 315-453-3823 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.