***The Grower Research and Education Grants were funded by the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant in partnership with the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) from 2003-2014. This program has ended but archived documents are available for review. For more information about the CDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant see their website.***
Grower Research and Education Grants supported projects that addressed specialty crops issues faced by small, beginning, and socially disadvantaged farmers in Colorado. The Colorado State University Specialty Crops Program distributed grant money annually to growers and groups of growers to conduct applied on-farm research and education projects.