The California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications for grants under its new Pollinator Habitat Program.

A total of $14.5 million is being offered; each applicant organization is allowed a maximum of $2 million.

The grant is open to Resource Conservation Districts, academic institutions, NGOs and tribal governments, and commodity groups are encourage to apply in partnership with one of these organizational types.

De Ann Davis

After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology Lunch & Learn series returned last week with a presentation from Dr. Hillary Thomas, the Research and Technical Director at Naturipe Berry Growers.

At Naturipe, Dr. Thomas focuses on the development of applied agricultural programs and technology transfer to growers. She received her doctorate in Entomology in 2009 from the UC Davis and went on to serve as a Science and Technology fellow in the California state legislature.

Ann Donahue


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