The purpose of the mini-grant program is to develop the skills and competencies of agricultural professionals. Agricultural professionals include extension educators, Natural Resource Conservation Service Staff, state and federal agency workers and educators in the profit and not-for-profit sectors serving the food and fiber system.
Mini-grant activities are to build educator expertise, develop new curriculum or programming, implement innovative educational approaches and create an opportunity for learning and skill development of the agricultural professional.
Applications are to include producers, agency staff, not-for-profit organizations and other local stakeholders in planning, creating and delivering any mini-grant outreach activities.
The intended outcome of the mini-grant program is to develop the knowledge and skills of the agricultural professional. Applicants are required to explain how any mini-grant activities will contribute to their professional development and/or the professional development of other educators.
Competitive grants of up to $2,500 are available. Applications should be submitted six to eight weeks prior to any mini-grant funded outreach activities and are due by the 15th of each month.
The Word documents below can be saved to your computer, filled-in, printed and then mailed to Gary Lesoing at the Nemaha County Extension Office, Courthouse, Suite 102, 1824 N Street, Auburn NE 68305; or filled-in, saved, and then emailed to Gary as an attachment at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not have Word, a PDF file is available that can be printed and mailed or scanned to Gary once it is completed.
Professional Development Program Mini Grant Application (Word, 5 pgs, 104 KB)
Professional Development Program Mini Grant Application (PDF, 5 pgs, 123 KB)