Applications for DATCP-administered grazing grants now available

The 2008 grant application for DATCP-administered grazing grants is now available on the DATCP website. This is part of the $1 million 2008 grazing grant package announced by DATCP Secretary Rod Nilsestuen in December.

Applications for the research grants must be postmarked by March 31. The deadline for the technical assistance and education grants is February 13.

About $250,000 is available for research projects along with the funds for education and technical assistance project that were already announced.

For more information or to receive an application, visit the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Web site at key search word ‘grazing grants’. Or contact the agency’s grazing and organic specialist, Laura Paine at 224-5120.

Funding for the 2008 grazing grants is from both state and federal sources.