The Northern New York Agricultural Development Program has posted its 2019 grant application, research ideas, and guidelines at www.nnyagdev.org. Applications must be submitted electronically to NNYADP Coordinator Michele Ledoux on or before October 29, 2018.
The farmer-driven program that serves Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties invites proposals for projects that focus on research, education and technical assistance to benefit the diverse agricultural production sections in the six-county region.
The posted list of 138 potential research ideas was generated with input from regional farmers, growers, agribusiness professionals, and farm advisors. The list addresses challenges and opportunities associated with dairy, field crops, horticultural, livestock, local foods and maple production under the unique Northern New York micro-climates, soils, and growing conditions.
Funding for the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program is supported by the New York State Senate and administered by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The 2018-2019 State Budget provides $600,000 for NNYADP projects in 2019.
Farmer-led review panels will submit prioritized projects to an Executive Committee for final selection for small grants. Project work is to be completed on operating farms or agricultural research farm facilities in the Northern New York region from January 1 to December 31, 2019. For more information, contact Michele Ledoux at 315-376-5270, [email protected]
The results of completed NNYADP projects are posted at www.nnyagdev.org.