Nutrient Management Farmer Education Grants

​​The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection provides Nutrient Management Farmer Education (NMFE) grants to local organizations to teach farmers to develop their own nutrient management plans.

Tier 1 funding, $20,000 maximum

Provide nutrient management training to producers and plan writers to develop 590-compliant nutrient management plans. Tier 1 funding can be used for participant payments to complete soil testing or to attend training, as well as for administrative, training, and support costs.

Tier 2 funding, $2,500 maximum 

Offer nutrient management training and education, but developing a 590-compliant plan isn't required. Tier 2 funding can be used for administrative, training and support costs.

Deadlines

Applications are accepted annually and are available by January 31 of every year, with applications due on April 15 of that same year. Because April 15 falls on a Sunday this year, 2019 applications will be due on April 16, 2018.