Agricultural Innovation Center
Active. Proposals to the Agriculture Innovation Center (AIC) grant program focus on agricultural economic development, which includes business planning and development, financial analysis and record keeping, product marketing and distribution, and adding value to agricultural products, among others.
Applied Research Partnership
No longer active- combined with OAR. Proposals to the Applied Research Partnership (ARP) grant program emphasize new practical, on-farm efforts designed to produce measurable benefit to participating farms within the lifespan of the project, including testing theory in farm conditions, adapting technology for not-yet-tested conditions, etc.
Center for Dairy Excellence
No longer active- Dairy proposals currently submitted to AIC or OAR.
Education Innovation Network
No longer active- combined with OAR. Education Innovation Network (EIN) grant program projects emphasize new aproaches and innovation in outreach education and service. Generally, EIN projects focus on expanding use of existing technology and information. Examples include technical assistance, business management, information transfer, and implementation of new technology, production and management strategies.
Energy Management and Bioenergy
No longer active- combined with OAR. Proposals to the Energy Management & Bioenergy (NRG) focus on practical, applied research and outreach education on energy issues from the farmer's perspective, including on-farm energy conservation, bioenergy feedstock production, balance and integration of energy systems and animal agriculture, integrated food and energy systems, and bioenergy systems optimization.
Focus Grant
The Focus Grant category exists to serve immediate needs of NY Agriculture and other opportunities that present outside the normal grant-funding cycle.
Outreach and Applied Research
Active. Proposals to the Outreach & Applied Research (OAR) grant program focus on applied research, as well as education and outreach to promote new or newly-adapted ideas and techniques. The OAR grant program also now welcomes applications related to energy development and efficiency, including bioenergy. Additionally, OAR projects should emphasize new practical, on-farm efforts that produce measurable benefit to participating farms within the lifespan of the project, including testing theory in farm conditions and adapting technology for not-yet-tested conditions.