Market Research Grants

Randall Weiseman Alabama, Florida, General

USDAUSDA has awarded over $1.3 million in 26 matching grants to 21 states supporting agricultural market research and demonstration projects, including a couple to benefit Southeast producers.

$14,995 to the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, in cooperation with the University of Florida, the University of Florida Leon County Extension Office, the University of Georgia and Auburn University, to identify opportunities for Deep South wildflower seed growers to access a new market supplying native eco-type seed to state departments of transportation for use in landscape projects along public roads and highways.

$72,000 to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in cooperation with the University of Florida, the Southeastern Fisheries Association, and the Florida Aquaculture Association, to survey consumers age 55 and older to identify their attitudes about and preferences for seafood and aquaculture products, and to develop a marketing campaign based on the findings.

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