1993-2000 Projects Funded

From 1993-2000 MISA has supported 14 teams through their competitive grants program. Funds from the annual base funding from COAFES to MISA were used. Total team support provided through MISA: $714,565

Biological, Financial and Social Monitoring Team Received a $10,000 planning grant in 1993, and $82,000 in 1994 and again in 1995.

Woody Agriculture Team Received a $10,000 planning grant in 1993.

Integrated Farm Planning Team Received a $10,000 planning grant in 1993.

Sustainable Dairy Systems Team Received a $10,000 planning grant in 1993, and $40,000 in 1994 and again in 1995.

Graduate School Team (developed the minor in sustainable agriculture) Received a $10,000 planning grant in 1993, $45,000 in 1994, and $53,545 in 1995. $10,000 was allocated to support the Minor in 1999.

Integrated Approaches in Natural Resources and Agricultural Management: Establishing a Research and Educational Agenda for Minnesota Received a $10,000 planning grant in 1996, and $20,000 in 1997.

Establishing Beginning Dairy Farmers Utilizing the Sharemilking Concept Received a $4,000 planning grant in 1996, a $35,000 grant in 1997, and $55,000 in 1998.

Team Building to Promote Visioning, Whole Farm Planning and Alternative Economic Uses of Environmentally Sensitive Areas in the Chippewa River Basin Received a $10,000 planning grant in 1996, $50,000 in 1997, and $35,000 in 1998.

Evaluating Approaches in Comprehensive Farm Planning Received a $10,000 planning grant in 1996, and $20,000 in 1997.

Integrated Cropping Systems Team: Southern Minnesota Cropping Systems Received a $20,000 planning grant in 1996.

Assessing the Nutritional Impact of Sustainable Food Systems: Urban and Rural LinkagesThis proposal was accepted for funding of $38,275 for calendar year1999.. This team received an additional $33,750 for the 2000 calendar year.

Farm Sustainability and Survivability in Minnesota's Red River Valley: Lessons from Adaptive Production and Business Management Strategies of Farmers This project received $24,995 for calendar year 1999.

PastureLand: Marketing Antibiotics and Hormone Free Grass Based Milk Products The Board allocated up to $11,000 for this team to use as a planning grant for 1999-2000.

Medicinal Herbs: Creating a Network of Growers and Herbalist Health Care Providers The Board allocated up to $10,000 for this team to use as a planning grant during 1999. An additional $5,000 was awarded in November 1999 to supplement the network.