GA Scholarships, FL Cultivated Meat, and AL Farm Stands
We’re circling around some regional headlines today, starting with Georgia. The Georgia Foundation for Agriculture (GFA) is offering $65,000 in scholarships to Georgia students pursuing a degree in agriculture, veterinary medicine, family and consumer sciences or a related field. The four categories include the Scholarship for Agriculture, Technical College Scholarship for Agriculture, Rising College Junior/Senior Scholarship for Agriculture, and UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Scholarship. The deadline is coming up on March 1.
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Florida lawmakers are looking at bidding adieu to cultivated, or lab-grown meat. The Florida House on Wednesday began moving forward with a wide-ranging Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services bill that would ban making or selling the product in the state.
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And in Alabama, people 60 and older who meet income eligibility standards can receive a $50 benefit card to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from farmers markets and farm stands in Alabama. To be eligible, applicants’ gross household income cannot exceed limits: of $2,248 monthly for a household of one or $3,041 monthly for a household of two. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is funded by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.
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