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New Funding Opportunity from PA Dept. of Agriculture

The PA Department of Agriculture and the PA State Conservation Commission have opened a new agriculture research grant program.


The funding opportunity is categorized as an Agricultural Conservation Research Grant. The solicitation is looking for projects that will span from July 1, 2024, to June 30, 2026, with the possibility of extending funding into subsequent years.

Research Topic Areas

The Department is particularly interested in funding conservation research projects related to:

Mushroom Industry Emissions

  • Identify the sources of nuisance emissions in the mushroom industry and best mitigation practices that are applicable to operations in this Commonwealth.

  • Quantify emissions from the mushroom industry and measure the impact of best practices that are deployed.

Manure Treatment Technologies (MTT)

  • Quantify the impact of MTT on water quality, including traceability of nutrients as they are processed. Additionally, provide recommendations for best available technology or best practices, or both, to improve MTT utilization.

Climate Impact of Farming

Effectiveness of Land Remediation Practices


Application are due Friday, June 7, 2024, at 5 p.m. Questions regarding this online application process may be directed to Michael Roth, Director of Conservation and Innovation for the Department, at (717) 787-6257. The full solicitation can be viewed here on the PA government's official bulletin.

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