Nutrient Management Farmer Education Grants

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

Tier 1 funding, $20,000 maximum

Provides 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 

Offers 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.


The 2021 NMFE Grant Application Deadline has been extended to May 15, 2020. Please contact Ry​​an Erisman, the program manager (contact info at right) if you have any questions.

Applications are accepted annually beginning January 31 of every year with applications due no later than April 15 of that same year.