Grants available for some crops
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry has $380,000 to fund grants that will enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops like fruits, vegetables and tree nuts. Applications must be submitted by April 19. “The grants allow agricultural organizations and individuals to do research on growing techniques or developing new varieties and then share the information with others,” said Agriculture Marketing Coordinator Jason Harvey. Grants must impact the specialty crop industry as a whole and cannot be used to solely enhance an individual farming operation. Specialty crops include many fruit, nut, vegetable, herb and cut flower crops. Online resources include a Specialty Crop Grant Program application, grant application manual, an example of a previously funded project and an evaluation form. Go to www.ag.ok.gov/mktdev/scg.htm for details.
Credit union plans annual event
Members of Tinker Federal Credit Union will hold their Annual Shareholders' Meeting April 6 at the Rose State College Performing Arts Theater in Midwest City. Registration begins at 1 p.m., entertainment at 2 p.m. and the business meeting will begin at 3 p.m. Tinker Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oklahoma, with more than $2.9 billion in assets and more than 270,000 members.
From Staff Reports