Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) creates new wealth and employment opportunities through the development of new and expanded uses of North Dakota's agricultural products through a grant program.

A maximum of 15 qualifying applicants present funding proposals on a quarterly basis for the following grant categories:

  • Basic and Applied Research
  • Marketing and Utilization
  • Farm Diversification
  • Technical Assistance
  • Nature Based Agri-Tourism
  • Prototype Development and Technology

Grant Application Deadlines & Quarterly Funding Review Meetings

-Due on or before dates listed below:

2023 Application Deadlines 2023 Quarterly Meeting Dates Location
January 1 February 15-16 Bismarck/Mandan, ND
April 1 May 17-18 Dickinson, ND
July 1 July 19-20 Medora, ND
October 1 November 15-16 Devils Lake, ND

Ag Products Utilization Commission (APUC) Contacts

Bradley Dean

APUC Executive Director / Ag Development Specialist
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 602 Bismarck, ND 58505
701-955-0181 bdean@nd.gov

John Schneider

Business, Marketing & Information Division Director
600 East Boulevard Ave. Dept. 602 Bismarck, ND 58505
701-319-6958 jfschneider@nd.gov