New York Farm Viability Institute is seeking proposals that will provide direct education to New York dairy farmers and that will deliver near-term economic benefit. The Topic Specific Team model requires educators to identify a common need among farmers in their region and develop a deep-dive curriculum on the topic. Where appropriate, the educational model should include both peer-to-peer discussion-group learning and individual on-farm consultation. Eligible grant applicants include farmer groups, researchers, educators, organizations, agencies, and businesses. Proposals between $15,000 and $45,000 will be accepted. Five to 15 farms should be involved in each proposal, and NYFVI may reimburse up to $3,000 per farm that is enrolled and completes the program.
Applications are due by August 26, 2019.