Highland V&E Program Receives Grant

published October 8, 2014Highland V&E Program Receives Grant

Highland’s V&E Program Receives Grant

Highland Community College is proud to announce that its Viticulture and Enology (V&E) program has secured a U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grant to be utilized in the 2015 calendar year.  Highland V&E program director Scott Kohl applied for the grant through the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and will partner with KDA to implement the grant objectives.  Funding in the amount of $50,300 will go to the V&E program to continue extension activities across the state, including workshops, site visits, and industry consultation for Kansas vineyard and winery owners.  A portion of the funding will also support an internship program designed to connect students interested in the industry with Kansas vineyards and wineries.  There will also be a professional wine-judging training session for interested winemakers.

For more information about the grant or Highland’s V&E program, contact Kohl at 785-456-6006 or skohl@highlandcc.edu.

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