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 Funding Awarded for Agricultural Microenterprise Program

  •  Last Spring CADE collected project profiles from Otsego and Delaware County producers.

  • CADE demonstrated that, with grant funding, farms could scale up, retain or create jobs, or otherwise contribute to economic development in our region.

  • The funding has come through: both Delaware and Otsego Counties were awarded the $200,000 in micro-enterprise grants that they applied for.

 

FOR OTSEGO COUNTY PRODUCERS: Otsego County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) is currently accepting applications for the Agricultural Microenterprise Grant!  Deadline for applications is May 27th.

Visit CADE’s newsroom for grant application, full press release, and eligibility guidelines.

FOR DELAWARE COUNTY PRODUCERS: Agricultural Microenterpirse Grants have been received and evaluated, and grant awards are pending (as of May 6th, 2015)!  Visit Delaware County Economic Development’s website for contact information about award announcements.

 


Upcoming Dairy Producer Workshops

presented by CADE

How Do I Make it? A Workshop & Discussion for Farmers on Milk Prices & Checks

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

11am – 1pm — complimentary lunch provided.  Please RSVP to lauren@cadefarms.org or (607) 433-2545.Fox Care Center Wellness Conference Room
1 Foxcare Drive
Oneonta, NY 13820

Cowbella Creamery Dairy Processing Hands-On Workshop

Thursday, June 18, 2015

7am to 3pm
Cowbella Creamery
157 Danforth Road
Jefferson, NY 12093Click here for more information.Limited space available, so please RSVP to lauren@cadefarms.org or (607) 433-2545.


 

FARM HELP AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER 2015!

Local college and high school students are looking to farm this summer!

Simply provide your:

  • contact info
  • ideal dates for farm help in June,
  • pay rate, and
  • type of farm operation you have.

Send an email to rebecca@cadefarms.org with “summer farm help” in the subject line.

 

Let CADE put farm help in touch with you!

Please note: CADE will not be responsible for transportation or schedules of summer farm help.  We are simply connecting eager students to help meet the needs of a busy farm season.  You will be responsible to connect with, organize, pay, and follow up with students as necessary.

CADE OFFERS
HOP ABOARD! PROGRAM
AND VIDEO WORKSHOP SERIES

CADE’S HopAborad! program helps producers enter the hops-growing market.  With information, training, workshops, and an equipment-sharing program, we are promoting the renaissance of the local hops-growing tradition.

Want to learn more about the HopAboard! program?
Join our Hops Mailing List by contacting rebecca@cadefarms.org with “Hop Mailing List” in subject line.
Check out our hops webpage at www.cadefarms.org/HopAboard!

VISIT OUR HopAboard! PAGE FOR THE HOPS VIDEO LEARNING SERIES AND MORE!

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 LUCKY DOG LOCAL FOOD HUB

NOW SENDING LOCAL GOODS TO NYC
TWO DAYS/ WEEK

To find out more about selling your product in NYC, contact Sonia at 914-720-1020.

To sign up for our Local Food Hub Producer email list, contact rebecca@cadefarms.org with “Local Food Hub Producer Mailing List” in the subject line of your email.


 New York State Council on Food Policy
(NYS CFP) and CADE Present:

The HUFED Report:
linking farmers with consumers of all incomes
at farmer’s markets

This report has provided valuable information to support the development of Binghamton Farm Share (www.vinesgardens.org/farmshare), a modified CSA program that helps local farmers sell their product to consumers of all incomes while improving food access for urban consumers.

Click here to view the report!


CREAM OF THE CROP FROM BARN TO SHOP

CADE recently concluded its dairy value added feasibility study, THE CREAM OF THE CROP FROM BARN TO SHOP. 
 
The study outlines the opportunities for Catskills dairy producers to access the NYC demand for Upstate NY dairy value added products.
 
 

Looking for a grant to….Scale up? Create farm jobs? Buy equipment? What else?

Delaware County Economic Development  can help…

a.       Plan your project

b.      Outline your budget and gather estimates (two estimates will be required for each item in your budget)

c.       If you have a business plan, make sure it is up to date

d.      If you don’t have a business plan, consider beginning one (you may not need a full plan, but an abbreviated plan would be quite helpful)

e.      You will need to be able to show financially how your business is doing currently. If your business is not “in the black”, make sure your project will show how it will bring it into the black

f.        If any of the work you plan to undertake can be documented in design plans (formal or informal), or photos, it is always a great idea to include images (this can include your facility, current product, labeling, and marketing materials, etc)

For eligibility, application  and other questions, contact….

Lori Paulson:  607.746.8595

www.DCEcoDev.co


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