Aug 28 2008

Shelby Announces $300,000 Tuskegee University

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will release $300,000 to Tuskegee University for its small farm training and technical assistance project.

“Small farms are an integral part of Alabama’s agriculture community,” said Shelby.  “Unfortunately, many small farms do not have access to information that will to help them utilize resources that may be available through local, state and federal government programs.  This important grant funding will allow Tuskegee University to help Alabama’s small farmers by providing a one-stop shop for information on programs and assistance available to them.”