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What is value-added agriculture?

Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) creates new wealth and employment opportunities through the development of new and expanded uses of North Dakota's agricultural products through a grant program.

A maximum of 15 qualifying applicants present funding proposals on a quarterly basis for the following grant categories:

  • Basic and Applied Research
  • Marketing and Utilization
  • Farm Diversification
  • Technical Assistance
  • Nature Based Agri-Tourism
  • Prototype Development & Technology
Helpful resources are also available, such as annual reports and data on North Dakota's field crops.


Grant Application Deadlines & Quarterly Funding Review Meetings


Application Deadlines     
Quarterly Meeting Dates                                      

January 1 March 21-22 Carrington, ND
April 1 May Meeting is Canceled  
July 1 July 23-24  Medora, ND
October 1 November 14-15 Grand Forks, ND




Prototype/Technology and Technical Assistance Grant Application Deadlines
December 1
March 1
June 1
September 1
Development Fund Newsletter Opportunity Zones