Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative

Type: 
Funding
Grant Deadline: 
01/14/2021
Organization: 
United States Department of Agriculture
Description: 

Deadline: 11/14/2021. The Organic Agriculture Research and Extension Initiative (OREI) seeks to solve critical organic agriculture issues, priorities, or problems through the integration of research, education, and extension activities. The purpose of this program is to fund projects that will enhance the ability of producers and processors who have already adopted organic standards to grow and market high quality organic agricultural products. Priority concerns include biological, physical, and social sciences, including economics. The OREI is particularly interested in projects that emphasize research, education and outreach that assist farmers and ranchers with whole farm planning by delivering practical research-based information. Projects should plan to deliver applied production information to producers. Fieldwork must be done on certified organic land or on land in transition to organic certification, as appropriate to project goals and objectives.

Category: 
Agriculture, social sciences, economics, biology, organic land
Funding Amount: 
$50,000 - $3,000,000
Matching Funds: 
Yes, 100%

Geography:

Eligibility: 
1. State agricultural experiment stations; 2. colleges and universities; 3. university research foundations; 4. other research institutions and organizations; 5. Federal agencies; 6. national laboratories; 7. private organizations or corporations; 8. individuals who are United States citizens or nationals; or 9. any group consisting of 2 or more of the entities described in subparagraphs (1) through (8).
Contact Information: 
Mathieu Ngouajio, National Science Liaison mathieu.ngouajio@usda.gov (202) 570-1915