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.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $1 million in funding is available to assist new and early-stage farmers through the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund. Now in its third year, the program builds upon the success of 2015 when more than $743,000 was awarded to 25 early-stage farms across the state to support the continued growth of New York’s agriculture industry.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the 2015 Local Food Marketing Practices Survey as part of its continued support of local and regional food systems.
Slope Farm is seeking good, grass-finished NY State beef from beef breeds for year-round purchase.
Expand Your Sales Along the Route 28 Corridor & Into Kingston
USDA Rural Development is partnering with the Federal Reserve to conduct a Small Business Credit Survey for both pre-start and existing businesses, and we’d like to ask you to participate. We think it is an important survey because your answers will inform service providers and policymakers about real-time business conditions. This short survey will take approximately 9 minutes and will ask about business conditions, financing needs, and credit experiences. Summary results will be shared with you. Responses are confidential and will help to improve programs and services for current and potential small business owners.
Beef producers all across the country, from every segment of the industry, are being encouraged to participate in a survey that will help establish a benchmark and course for the beef industry for 2017 and beyond. The Producer Survey of the checkoff-funded 2016 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) will collect producer information and opinions, which will be added to the audit’s traditional production research to form an in-depth look at where the industry stands and what its successes and shortcomings are.
USDA Rural Development is partnering with the Federal Reserve to conduct a Small Business Credit Survey for both pre-start and existing businesses, and the USDA would like to ask you to participate.