Time is running out to apply for the Farm Institute’s Pilot Parcels Project. Interested farmers from all backgrounds and experience levels are invited to submit an application for the chance to experiment with innovative crops or processes using Farm Institute land and resources.

Selection criteria includes the potential of gathering new ideas to share with the farm community, the feasibility of the plan, and the goal of having a mix of farm experience and crops in the project. Chosen participants will receive help with soil preparation, educational events and consultations to support the projects, as well as a small budget for seed, equipment rentals or other supplies.

A downloadable application form for interested farmers is available on the Farm Institute website at farminstitute.org. The application deadline is 5 p.m., March 21. Participants will be chosen by March 28 with plots assigned by March 30.