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Innovation Grants for 2024

Through a combination of successful events and the astute management of our Grant and Scholarship Funds (by our friends and supporters at Main Street Financial), LINLA awarded $8000 to four (4) worthy applicant organizations. These projects were selected by the Grant and Scholarship committee for their value to the industry. 

Supporting the Summer Internships

Awarded $2500

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Sponsoring Lunch for the L.I. Intern Field Day

Awarded $500

L. I.  Research & Extension Center

Long Island Field Study by Cobleskill Students

Awarded $2500

SUNY Cobleskill

NY DEC 30-Hour Pesticide Course at Farmingdale State College

Awarded $2500

Farmingdale State College - Department of Urban Horticulture & Design

The Bayard Cutting Arboretum Internship Program has has long history. Many of the current staff started off as interns and many interns go on to work in the industry or continue their education locally. Interns gain hands on experience and field trips emphasize the many different career options in horticulture, giving interns the opportunity to network with people within the professional community. [This is the 4th year LINLA has supported this grant]

There are numerous interns who spend their summers on Long Island. Often, they do not realize what kinds of job opportunities or careers in the Green Industries are available.  This event will help to educate them about career prospects, and also offer potential employers the opportunity to recruit new employees. The grant provides funding for the lunch at the event.

[This is the 2nd year LINLA has supported this grant]

*This is the 4th time LINLA has funded this Field Study.

This field study exposes students to the business of and careers in the greenhouse, nursery, landscape, public garden, farm to bottle, organic farm, and floriculture industries on Long Island. While also creating new bonds amongst peers, opportunities to connect with potential employers.

[This is the 5th year LINLA has supported this grant]

The long awaited re-introduction of the pesticide applicator training course at FSC! This educational experience will reinforce Farmingdale horticulture students’ knowledge of best management practices in horticulture while providing support for their pesticide applicator exam. LINLA is happy to support this course and the grant issued will pay the $100 DEC exam fee for 25 Students.

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