About the Specialty Crop program
The goal of the Specialty Crop program at the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is to help specialty crop producers overcome obstacles, make their operation more profitable, and help them grow. We do this through field days, educational materials, workshops, and one-on-one technical assistance.
We can provide assistance or connect you with resources that address:
- Production issues
- Financing or financial management
- Organic Certification
- Regulatory Hurdles
Specialty Crop Block Grants
New: DATCP is accepting applications for 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grants through February 15, 2019. Click on the links for application materials/press release.
Request for Proposals and Grant Manual
Non-profit organizations, producer organizations, government agencies, universities and other agricultural groups are encouraged to apply for Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funds. DATCP seeks applicants that will enhance the competitiveness of Wisconsin's specialty crop industries in domestic and foreign markets.
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funds are to be used to benefit the entire specialty crop industry as a whole and not provide direct profit to a specific organization, institution or individual.
Specialty crops are defined in law as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. A more comprehensive list of eligible specialty crops is at:
US Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Program.
For more information, contact:
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