Agricultural Research Emory & Henry Receives Nearly $ 53,000 In Grants | Local news

Agricultural research in southwest Virginia by Emory & Henry College is among the recipients of grants announced Thursday by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam.

GROWTH (TH): The Southwest Virginia Business of Agriculture has received $ 52,950 in state grants, according to a press release from the governor’s office.

This will benefit Smyth and Washington counties and the towns of Abingdon, Glade Spring and Saltville.

With the money, E&H College of Business will complete a feasibility study of an innovation center for an agricultural initiative, the statement said.

This will support continuing education in agriculture-related entrepreneurship through a set of distinct and personalized programs that will drive workforce growth, Northam said.

The grant was part of a package of economic stimulus announced Thursday by Northam – with a total allocation of more than $ 7.7 million in Growth and Opportunity Grants for Virginia (GB Virginia) to advance efforts to economic revival of the community.

The Appalachian Council for Innovation, Business Continuity and Resilience received a grant of $ 68,500.

This regional grant benefits the counties of Bland, Wythe and Tazewell and the towns of Bluefield and Wytheville.

Lana T. Arthur