New Agricultural Funding OpportunitiesNational Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety Mini-Grants The mini-grant program of the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety supports small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. Individuals affiliated with community-based organizations, public or private institutions, units of local or state government, or tribal government are eligible to apply for up to $20,000. Application deadline is November 7, 2014. Herb Society of America Research Grant The Herb Society of America, Inc. offers annual research grants of up to $5,000 to students, professionals, and individuals engaged in research on the horticultural, scientific, and/or social applications or use of herbs throughout history. Applications are due by January 31, 2015. California Specialty Crop Taste Test Grants California Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom will provide 250 third- through eighth-grade teachers with grants of $200 each to purchase California specialty crop fruits and vegetables for monthly taste tests over a three-month period. Educators also receive a Specialty Crop Resource Packet with lessons, activities, and recipes. Applications must be postmarked or submitted online by October 22, 2014.