New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association:
2017 Corn Research and Education Program

NYFVI is pleased to collaborate with the New York Corn & Soybean Growers Association (NYCSGA) to administer its 2017 Corn Research and Education Grant Program. These grants are made possible through the generous support of the New York State Senate and Assembly.

The RFP is currently closed.

Program Overview

  • This is a competitive grant process.
  • Awards will be between $15,000 and $30,000 per project and NYCSGA/NYFVI reserves the right to negotiate the award amount and scope of work with successful applicants.
  • It is anticipated that there will be a total of $135,000 available to fund projects.
  • All applications must be submitted on-line using NYFVI’s database system at: db.nyfvi.org.
  • Applicants must select the Corn Research and Education (CRE) grant offering.
  • Proposals must be received no later than midnight on November 30, 2016.
  • Funding decisions are expected to be made by early January 2017. 
  •  All funding will be provided on a reimbursement basis with quarterly progress reports and reimbursement claims submitted via NYFVI’s on-line system.
  • Projects may start as early as March 1, 2017, must be between 6 and 12 months in duration, must be completed May 31, 2018, and final project reports must be submitted by July 31, 2018.
  • There are no cost share, in-kind support, or matching funds requirements.
  • Funds awarded to successful applicants may be used as matching funds for any non-New York State funded grant application.

2017 Corn Research & Education Priorities
The following is a summary of New York’s highest priority corn-related research needs identified by the NYCSGA. We encourage you to consider this list as guidance when submitting proposals. All proposals must clearly show benefits for NY corn farmers. Corn Research & Education Priorities include:
  •  Plant population/nitrogen rate interaction
  •  Pop-up and 2x2 effects on test weight/yield/forage quality
  •  Adapt-N model with variable rate
  •  Late season fungicide application with corn silage
  •  Plant population in corn silage
  •  Stabilized vs Non-stabilized Anhydrous Ammonia and Rates
  •  Stabilized vs Non-stabilized Anhydrous Ammonia Placement
  •  Planting depth
  •  Soil Health Management
This is not an exclusive list. If you have ideas for projects not listed here, that have the potential to benefit New York corn farmers, you are invited to submit a full proposal.