This funding round will focus on two primary components of business development: education and financial assistance. The goal of the program is to encourage the development of new, agricultural and agri-tourism micro enterprise businesses within Delaware County.
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York State is seeking a Plant Manager to coordinate and oversee all production activities within the Dairy Processing Facility at SUNY Cobleskill. Application closing date: July 15, 2017.
The Shiitake Business Development Network is a group of about 20 beginning growers who, with the guidance of extension educators and experienced growers, will participate in an online course from June – Oct 2017 to facilitate the development of the necessary aspects of a viable log-grown shiitake enterprise.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvest NY team is asking for all apple growers in New York State to complete the survey even if you are not growing hard cider varieties. The survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. Your responses will allow CCE to pinpoint both production challenges and marketing challenges, ultimately enabling them to develop tailored educational programs and support important policies, all targeted at increasing financial opportunities for your business.
Lucky Dog Food Hub is continuing to add new NYC customers to their distribution list. Their goal is to get products from Catskills producers into as many kitchens as possible. Do you have have consistent quantity of product that you need a home for and can provide Lucky Dog Food Hub with samples of your product?
CCE Delaware County is recruiting farmers for farmers' markets in Sidney and Walton in 2017.
Take a few moments to complete a survey about your experiences with health insurance and how it relates to your family’s health and the health of your farm business.
Are you a Delaware County farm or food business looking for a microenterprise grant? Will you create or retain jobs with added capital? Do you need to scale up or purchase equipment? You might be eligible for the microenterprise grant administered by the Delaware County Economic Development Office.
The National Organic Certification Cost Share Program provides organic certification cost share assistance to certified organic operations (producers and handlers) located within the US. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers the program, awarding program funds to eligible State Agencies, which operate as a pass-through system. In 2017, approximately $10.7M is available.
Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) provides matching funds on a competitive basis to assist eligible entities explore new market opportunities and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. agricultural marketing system. The 2017 allocation for grants is approximately $1 million; the maximum award is $200,000.
The Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) offers grant funds with a 25% match to support the development and expansion of local and regional food business enterprises to increase domestic consumption of, and access to, locally and regionally produced agricultural products, and to develop new market opportunities for farm and ranch operations serving local markets.
The National Young Farmers Coalition is hoping to get 5,000 young and aspiring farmers from all backgrounds to participate in their survey (5-20 minutes to complete) in order to accurately represent this sector.
Participate in a survey conducted by The Cornell Cooperative Extension regional vegetable teams to examine the viability of current wholesale market channels for vegetable producers, and to determine what the primary barriers to entering the wholesale market are.
This year-long course is designed to give farmers the skills and tools needed to cultivate financially sustainable businesses.
High-traffic location with greenhouses and farmstand in the heart of Franklin.
Glynwood's Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator in New Paltz, NY, is an ideal stepping stone for farmers ready to build their own farm enterprises, offering access to low-cost land, equipment, infrastructure and housing. By working one-on-one with farmers on business and financial planning, technical skills and eventual land tenure transition, the HVFBI is taking a longer view on supporting a new generation of farmers in the region, equipping its participants with the tools and guidance to get there.
Groundswell is looking for enthusiastic educators to teach and/or facilitate classes and programs! Are you passionate about a topic related to food and farming? Are you excited to share a skill you have acquired? They want to know about it!
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced funding to help New York fruit and vegetable farmers join the New York State Grown & Certified program. $1.5 million is available through the Environmental Protection Fund to help farms implement an Agricultural Environmental Management plan, and a reimbursement of up to $1,000 is available for growers who participate in a third party audit of safe food handling practices. Farmers must participate in programs supporting good agricultural practices and environmental management to be eligible for New York State Grown & Certified, and this funding will help more farms join the certification program.
Do you work with beginning farmers and ranchers (BFRs) or on farmland succession issues? Would you like to increase your knowledge and skills and share them with others? If so, consider applying to become a Land Access Trainer with American Farmland Trust (AFT) .
NYSDAM is offering a cost-share/reimbursement program designed to assist specialty crop growers with the cost of a GAP and GHP food safety audit.