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Biologically Intensive Agriculture & Organic Farming (BIOAg)


BIOAg is the flagship Grant Program of the WSU Center for Sustaining Agriculture & Natural Resources. The goal of the BIOAg solicitation is to engage WSU faculty to advance the development, understanding, and use of biologically-intensive, organic and sustainable agriculture in Washington State. BIOAg funding can be requested for three purposes: to stimulate new research initiatives, to augment existing research to address critical gaps, and to move existing, game-changing research out into the real world.

  • Biologically-intensive agriculture includes farming practices and systems that rely on biological and ecological processes which are renewable, non-polluting, and mutually beneficial to farmers and society.
  • Organic agriculture is a legally defined set of agricultural management practices (see USDA National Organic Program).
  • Sustainable agriculture is economically viable, environmentally sound and socially responsible.

Past and current BIOAg projects can be found in the CSANR Grants Database.