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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

Stay informed of the latest news by signing up for APUC Newsletters.

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 24-25  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
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