Mission and Purpose

The purpose of the program is to move sustainable production forward through innovation, application of new technology, demonstration, outreach/extension, and education, ultimately resulting in increased sustainable production and supply of strawberries to American consumers.

Successful projects will have:

  • Eligible applicants that are land-grant colleges and universities (1865, 1890, 1994) or state funded public universities and colleges
  • Partnerships with industry such as growers/grower organizations, breeders, distributors, suppliers, etc.,
  • Focus on dissemination, education and outreach of technology, innovation, and transfer of practices that improve the sustainability of strawberry production, food safety and marketing,
  • Demonstrated and measurable outcomes and impacts.
  • Anticipated awards of $50,000 to $200,000 with a 12 month timeline. 

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