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Grants offered for crops conference

Kansas specialty crop growers who attend the Great Lakes Expo Dec. 4-6 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, can apply for $100 reimbursement for registration and a $750 travel stipend — both available on a first come, first served basis — from Kansas Department of Agriculture.

Oct. 30 is the application deadline for both awards.

Applicants receiving the stipend and reimbursement are required to both attend the conference and complete surveys before, immediately after, and six months after the conference before payment will be issued.

KDA is making the grants available to provide an environment that enhances and encourages economic growth of the agriculture industry and Kansas economy.

A U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant provided funding for the project.

USDA defines specialty crops as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops including floriculture.

More information on the Great Lakes Expo can be found at www.glexpo.com.

For details on applying for the grants, go to the KDA website.

Last modified Oct. 11, 2018

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