Grant to Help Advance Organic Production in Mid-South

Winrock International received a $1.25 million grant from USDA for its project “Advancing Organic Agriculture in the Mid-South,” reports Talk Business & Politics. The project will focus on Arkansas, Missouri, and Tennessee, where organic production lags behind other states. The project will demonstrate successful organic systems at the farm scale and will offer training and education opportunities for the public and farmers who want to transition to organic production. It will also create a community of practice for new organic farmers.