OPVC Competitive Grant Program

The Oregon Processed Vegetable Commission (OPVC) supports research on the following vegetables crops: snap beans, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and sweet corn. Research is funded based on a per-ton assessments collected on vegetables produced in the state. Every year, the OPVC awards money for research projects aimed at addressing issues relevant to the processed vegetable industry.

Eleven commission members made up of producers, handlers, processors, and a member of the public will evaluate and select research proposals to fund based on their importance to the industry and the merit of proposed research.

Progress and final research reports are due in December and the presentation of research results to the commission are given in January.

Important dates

Deadline for written proposals: January 31, 2016

The oral proposals for 2016-17 research will be held:

Date: Monday - February 8, 2016.
Time: 8:00am
Location: Linn County Extension Office, 33630 McFarland Road, Tangent, OR 97389


See attached documents below for author instructions and formatting for proposals and research reports.

Proposals and research reports should be submitted in PDF format to: OPVCresearch@gmail.com


OPVC Project Proposal Template Jan 2016.pdf267.17 KB
OPVC continuing project instructions and report formatting364.52 KB
OPVC Final project instructions and report formatting362.48 KB