MDA mini-grant program for water testing gadgets
Minnesota farmers who purchased E. coli water testing equipment between September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2020, may be eligible for a refund from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) mini-grant program. The maximum of $ 400 is available when a farmer has “sold at least $ 5,000 in produce that falls under the product safety rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).”
Applications for the Water Test Mini Scholarship Program are available on the MDA website along with additional information. There will also be a webinar that is optional on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. You can also register for the webinar on the MDA website.
If you bought water testing equipment for E. coli after December 31, 2020, the MDA will have a “comprehensive mini-grant program” for on-farm testing in the future. This program will be available in January 2022. More information will follow after the first program. In order to. You will receive more information shortly!