Indiana Specialty Crop Grants Awarded to Advance Innovation
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The Indiana State Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $468,000 to six projects to support the state’s specialty crop sector, including the watermelon, tree nut and nursery industries.
The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block grant program.
“This funding will allow the necessary research and development needed for the Indiana specialty crop sector to continue advancing,” said ISDA Director Bruce Kettler. “This sector is vital to our agriculture community and up-to-date education, research and marketing is crucial.”