The California Dry Bean Advisory Board is requesting applied research proposals for 2021. This commodity-based research request is sponsored by the California Dry Bean Marketing Order, under the guidance of CDFA (CA Dept Food & Ag). The Board has supported applied research by University programs for many years.
Attached, please find the grant application as well as a list of applied research priorities developed by the Dry Bean Advisory Board for 2021. In particular, the board is looking for projects in food science with developing new products for consumers, using California beans.
For current information on dry bean production in California as well as past reports funded by the board, see the Dry Bean webpage on the Agronomy Research and Information Center site. Previously funded research reports are available from this database.
Please share this call for proposals with colleagues and others who might be interested in dry bean research. Proposals are due by Friday, February 5, 2021.
Progress reports for projects funded by the dry bean industry in 2020 will also be due Friday, February 5, 2021. Attached is an example progress report.
Please submit proposals and final reports electronically to: Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, firstname.lastname@example.org. The final report will be uploaded in the UC ANR Dry Bean publication database referenced above.
If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Leinfelder-Miles or Nick Clark, email@example.com, UCCE Farm Advisors and UC ANR Co-Liaisons, CA Dry Bean Advisory Board.