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State looks to cultivate urban agriculture through grant program



The Missouri Department of Agriculture is looking to encourage innovation and create jobs in the state’s agriculture sector through its Urban and Non-Traditional Agriculture Matching Grant Program.

The program, which offers matching grants of up to $7,500, has funded projects as diverse as shrimp farming, winemaking and beekeeping.

The program seeks to attract agribusiness concepts that don’t exist in the state.

“We like to say it’s different from cows and corn and soybeans,” said Christi Miller, Missouri Grown program manager.

Applications for the latest round of funding through the program are due Oct. 26.

Read more: St. Louis Public Radio

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