Washington, DC —The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is seeking projects aimed at improving organic production including feed-related initiatives.

The program is designed to bolster research, extension programs and education.

The $17.6 million in grants are funded through a competitive process by NIFA’s Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative, authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, according to a news release.
Applications must be received by March 1. Information about the grant process is available online.

Priority grant areas include biological, physical, and social science research, including economics. Eligible groups for the grants include land-grant and other research universities, federal agencies, national laboratories, state agricultural experiment stations, research foundations, and other private researchers.