Ag Products Utilization Commission (APUC)


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
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

Ag Products Utilization Commission (APUC) Contacts

Bradley Dean
APUC Executive Director / Ag Development Specialist

600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 602
Bismarck, ND 58505

John Schneider
Business, Marketing & Information Division Director

600 East Boulevard Ave. Dept. 602
Bismarck, ND 58505