The Fertilizer Advisory Committee will hold their annual meeting January 31 - February 1, 2024 to hear progress reports from FY 2023 funded projects, and consider proposals for FY 2024 funding. 

Project proposal deadline: January 9, 2024 

As a reminder, the intent of the research funding is to "(1) be used for comprehensive statewide educational and experimental programs aimed at optimum use of fertilizers for feed and food production, and (2) to improve Montana’s economy by providing farmers and ranchers the most accurate information possible about fertilizer use and soil management for greatest profits consistent with environmental protections on the many varied soil and climatic conditions of the state.”  Researchers should keep this in mind as they prepare a proposal as well as the accompanying presentation to the committee.

All areas of research related to the objectives of MFAC are welcome. In FY24 the committee would like to encourage proposals for research in these priority areas:

  • Nutrients related to oilseeds 
  • Precision nutrient management in forages
  • Strategies for amending chloride deficiencies & economics
  • Potash management in high potassium and low chloride soils

Instructions for a required proposal format are as follows:

  • Please use the provided template for your proposal
  • Total proposal length should not exceed 5 pages, excluding literature cited
  • Applications must be submitted through Infoready
  • An OSP Proposal Clearance Form is not required. 
  • Presentations will be in person or over Teams

Application will Include:

  • Project name:
  • Original start date of this project (if applicable):
  • Anticipated end date of this project:
  • Principal investigators and cooperators:
  • Introduction and justification for meeting the dual intents of the funding:
  • Objectives:
  • Materials and methods:
  • Expected results:
  • Anticipated outcomes and impacts:
  • Relevance and prospective benefits to Montana agriculture:
  • Proposed budget:
  • Budget justification:
  • Literature cited (minimal):

When ready to apply:

To apply, complete the form and upload your proposal and ppt/video in Infoready 

For questions regarding the form or upload, please email Rebecca Falks at