FARM OF THE FUTURE

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Funding Opportunity ID:335369
Opportunity Number:USDA-NIFA-OP-008501
Opportunity Title:FARM OF THE FUTURE
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Agriculture
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):10.230
Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Eligibility Requirements Applicants for the Farm of the Future RFA must meet all the requirements discussed in this RFA. Failure to meet the eligibility criteria by the application deadline may result in exclusion from consideration or, preclude NIFA from making an award. For those new to Federal financial assistance, NIFA’s Grants Overview provides highly recommended information about grants and other resources to help understand the Federal awards process. Eligible entities: A single competitive grant will be awarded to an institution in the land-grant university system as defined in 7 USC §3103. Public and private collaborations are encouraged.
Agency Code:USDA-NIFA
Agency Name:Department of Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
Posted Date:Aug 19, 2021
Close Date:Oct 15, 2021
Last Updated Date:Aug 19, 2021
Award Ceiling:$3,936,000
Award Floor:$3,936,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$3,936,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description:Farm of the Future is a competitive grant program that will be implemented by USDA NIFA to establish an agricultural test bed and demonstration site. It seeks to launch this rural test bed for precision agriculture, smart automation, data connectivity and transfer, and to demonstrate best practices in climate-smart agriculture, forestry, and animal production systems that enhance sustainability and farm profitability. The test bed will evaluate digital and smart technologies to provide accessible, data-driven solutions that support resilient agricultural and value-added practices.
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