Register now for “One-Stop Shopping Approach for Beginning Farmer Training” webinar

Mon. June 25, 12pm – 1pm A Lunchtime Learning webinar from the Northeast Beginning Farmer Project at the Cornell Small Farms Program. This webinar is intended for ag professionals serving beginning farmers, or for new and aspiring farmers in MA and NY seeking to learn about programs that may benefit them. Jennifer Hashley will discuss … Read More

Workshop Proposals Due for 2012 Young Farmers Conference

TARRYTOWN, NY:  Every December, over 250 young farmers from across the United States gather at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture to learn from agricultural luminaries, peers, and advocacy organizations at the National Young Farmers Conference: Reviving the Culture of Agriculture. On December 12-14, 2012, Stone Barns Center will host the fifth National Young … Read More

Adirondack Project Will Connect Aspiring Farmers With Ag Landowners

SARANAC LAKE — Adirondack Sustainable Communities (ASC) was awarded a grant from the Farm Credit Ag Enhancement program for an Adirondack Park farm land mapping project to connect farmers with landowners who may want to lease or sell their land.  The goal of the program is to strengthen the agriculture industry in the Adirondacks by … Read More

USDA Considers Microloans for Small Farmers – Comment Now!

USDA is seeking comments on a proposal to improve its Operating Loan Program to better meet the needs of small farmers through a new microloan program. Under the microloan proposal, producers who need a loan for less than $35,000 may apply using simplified and streamlined procedures. To comment, visit the Federal eRulemaking Portal and follow … Read More

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