Deadline Approaching for Specialty Crop Block Grants

Deadline Approaching for Specialty Crop Block Grants




For Immediate Release: April 17, 2019

Media Contact: Maggie Stensaas, 605.773.4073


Deadline Approaching for Specialty Crop Block Grants


Pierre, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) reminds South Dakotans that the deadline for the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program is May 1, 2019.


These funds can be used for marketing, promotion, research, food safety, nutrition, distribution and best management practices to advance the specialty crop industry. Specialty crops are generally defined as fruits, nuts, vegetables, honey and some turf and ornamental crops. A full list of specialty crops, as well as application details, are available on the SDDA website at


Applications must be submitted via email to, in Word format only. Applications are due May 1, 2019.


For additional information, please contact Sturm at 605.773.4516 or visit her at SDDA’s office at 523 E. Capitol Ave Pierre, SD 57501.


Agriculture is a major contributor to South Dakota’s economy, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity and employing over 115,000 South Dakotans. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s mission is to promote, protect and preserve this industry for today and tomorrow. Visit us online at or find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



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