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Farm Innovation Grants


The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development offers the Farm Innovation Program to in-state educational and research centers to develop and support innovative solutions to real, immediate, and future farm problems facing Michigan’s food and agricultural industry.

Grant Program Status

The 2023 Grant Cycle Request for Proposals will open September 12, 2023.

Grant Documents

2023 Farm Innovation Grant Guidelines
2023 Farm Innovation Grant Application

Farm Innovation Grant Program Resources


Release Request for Proposal

September 12, 2023

Proposals Due

November 20, 2023 by 3pm EST


JEC Review & Scoring November/December 2023

JEC Meeting

January 2024

JEC Project Pitches

January/February 2024


Announce Award Funding

March 2024


2022 Farm Innovation Grant Recipients


For more information about this funding opportunity, please contact Heather Throne, Grant and Commodity Program Manager, Agriculture Development Division, 517-712-0841.