The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) receives grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to enhance the competitiveness of Missouri’s specialty crops. MDA accepts competitive applications for specialty crop grant funds annually.

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Overview

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) projects "solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops.” Specialty crops are defined by the USDA as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, maple syrup, honey, horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture).

Previously Funded Projects

For more information about the Missouri Department of Agriculture's Specialty Crop Block Grant Program application process, contact Susan Bennett at (573) 526-9548 or