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Minnesota Awards Urban Agriculture Grants

Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced the award of 12 Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Urban Agriculture Grants to encourage agricultural education for urban youth and urban agriculture community development. This third year of the program awarded a total of $280,500. “The recipients for this year’s grants will use their awards to expand on agriculture projects within their communities,” said Assistant Commissioner Patrice Bailey. “These projects not only allow Minnesota’s youth to gain hands-on experiences in agriculture and food production, they also strengthen the food system as a whole within each community.” A complete list of recipients is available online.