Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
What's Going On
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
Specialty Crop proposals due by Feb 24
From Lisa Tolliver
Frankfort, KY - Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles has announced the proposal window is open for Kentucky Department of Agriculture's (KDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
Applicants must describe how the project potentially affects and produces measurable outcomes for the specialty crop industry and/or the public. Private, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations, and quasi government entities, including public universities, are eligible to apply. All projects are subject to the availability of funds. KDA will not award grant funds for projects that solely benefit a particular commercial product or provide profit to a single organization, institution, or individual.
Preliminary proposals must be submitted on the form located at https://www.kyagr.com/marketing/documents/Grants_Specialty_Crop_Block_Concept_Proposal.pdf and emailed to Brett McQueary at Brett.McQueary@ky.gov no later than 4:30pmET on February 24, 2023.
Qualifying applicants will be notified and invited to complete a full grant application. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticultural products, nursery crops (including floriculture), and honey. For a comprehensive list, interested parties may visit www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/scbgp/specialty-crop.
"The specialty crop program is intended to help make Kentucky specialty crops more competitive in both domestic and foreign markets," Commissioner Quarles said. "Specialty crops make up a significant part of Kentucky's agricultural economy, and there is plenty of room to grow. We look forward to another round of creative proposals."
KDA receives grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for the specialty crop grant program and conducts an annual competitive application process to award grant funds.
For more information about the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, go to kyagr.com/marketing/crop-block-grant.html or contact Brett McQueary at (502) 782-4114 (office), (502) 330-6044 or Brett.McQueary@ky.gov.
This story was posted on 2023-01-23 10:21:36
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
More articles from topic News:
Herald-Leader coverage of Juvenile Detention Center
Homeplace winter meeting program held Saturday
7-County Area Courts for Mon 23 Jan 2023
Center of Kentucky Dairy meeting is Wednesday
Epicurean Kentuckian: Speedy Chili
Phillip Coffey - Platitudes
Adair CAIP approved for $110k additional funding
Kentucky State Police to be equipped with body-worn cameras
Department of Revenue offers tax filing assistance
New Blessing Boxes placed in Adair County
View even more articles in topic News
Bank of Columbia
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.