Grant awarded: USDA funds OREI grant to develop a collaborative plant breeding network for organic systems in the Upper Midwest

Julie Dawson (Horticulture) was recently awarded a grant through the Organic Research and Extension Initiative at USDA. The award will provide a total of $1M over three years to build capacity and tools among organic breeders, seed companies, and farmers in providing decentralized testing and regional selection of organic varieties in the Upper Midwest.