Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs (916) 654-0462 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|SCHEDULE SET FOR 2013 SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM WORKSHOPS||
Workshops to be held in Monterey, Los Angeles, Imperial, Fresno, Tulare, Lake, & Yolo County
SACRAMENTO, October 11, 2012 The California Department of Food and Agriculture will be conducting workshops and webinars on the 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program competitive solicitation process. All prospective applicants are encouraged to participate. The purpose of the program is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. Specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops.
Workshops will be held in the following locations:
Monday, November 5, 2012 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Ag Center Conference Room
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Webinar information will provided upon registration.
There is no cost to attend the workshops or webinars. Space is limited at each workshop location. Individuals planning to attend should e-mail email@example.com with their contact information, number of seats required and workshop location.Funding for the 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is contingent upon Farm Bill passage and the availability of funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Currently, without a Farm Bill in place, the USDA can no longer provide new commitments for programs for which the departments funding or authority has expired the 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is one of these programs.
Please visit www.cdfa.ca.gov/grants to for information about the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program and view abstracts of previously funded projects.
California Department of Food and Agriculture Office of Public Affairs
1220 N St., Ste. 214, Sacramento, CA 95814