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Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Program Priorities

Providing Farmer Education on Specialty Crop:

  • Farm to institution practices
  • Value-added production
  • Disease and pest management
  • Farm and food safety
  • Organic and non-organic food production
  • Use of beneficial organisms
  • Business development

Supporting Research in the areas of Specialty Crop:

  • Disease and pest management
  • Variety testing and selection
  • Organic and non-organic food production
  • Use of beneficial organisms
  • Adaptability and Resiliency

Planning and supporting Infrastructures that create or support Specialty Crop:

  • Storage
  • Processing
  • Farm to institute
  • Pest management assistance for farmers

Increasing Consumer Awareness of the Value of Specialty Crops through:

  • Education
  • Market Development

Representing a Geographic Diversity of Projects Across the State