2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Workshops

Taylor Hillman Citrus, General, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops

The California Department of Food and Agriculture will be conducting workshops and one webinar on the 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) competitive solicitation process.
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All prospective applicants are encouraged to participate. The purpose of the SCBGP is to solely enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops. Specialty crops are fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).


Sacramento County
University of Phoenix
2860 Gateway Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833
November 6, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Sonoma County
Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
133 Aviation Boulevard, Suite 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
November 7, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Merced County
Merced Farm Bureau
646 South Highway 59
Merced, CA 95340
November 12, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

San Luis Obispo County
UC Cooperative Extension,
2156 Sierra Way, Suite C
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
November 14, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Orange County
UC South Coast Research and Extension Center
7601 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, CA 92618
November 19, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

November 15, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Webinar information will be provided upon registration.

There is no cost to attend the workshops or webinar. Space is limited at each workshop location. Individuals planning to attend should email grants@cdfa.ca.gov with their contact information, number of seats required and workshop location. Upon confirmation of registration further details will be provided.

Funding for the 2014 SCBGP is contingent upon passage of a Farm Bill and availability of funding from the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA, AMS).