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Please Take This Food/Beverage Industry Survey

New York State’s agricultural, food, and beverage industries are world-class, and are increasingly recognized by consumers around the world for safety, quality, and innovation. In support of those industries, under a program funded by New York’s Empire State Development Corporation, Cornell Cooperative Extension is conducting a survey of these businesses’ export market experience and potential. … Read More

Farmigo: Farm Management Software

Farmigo CSA Management Software lets you to manage your CSA, from member sign-ups to delivery. Never miss an opportunity to gain a new member with online sign-up and payment. The mobile-friendly software allows you to manage member accounts, track payments, send emails, and much more on the go! Working with over 300 CSA’s throughout the … Read More

The FruitGuys Community Fund –Due Feb. 16th

The FruitGuys Community Fund offers small grants up to $5000 to support sustainability projects for small to mid-size farms. A primary goal of the fund is to help farms and orchards operate more sustainably and to promote advocacy that, over the long term, creates a more sustainable food system and healthier planet. Apply at http://fruitguyscommunityfund.org/apply/.

New Organic Sweet Corn Variety Hits Marketplace

Organic Seed Alliance and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have announced the release of a new open-pollinated sweet corn variety. ‘Who Gets Kissed?’ is the first in a series of organic sweet corn releases developed through participatory plant breeding. ‘Who Gets Kissed?’ has yellow and white kernels, yields well, tolerates cool soils, and is resistant to … Read More

Annie’s Sustainable Agriculture Scholarships –Due Jan. 5th

Annie’s Homegrown awards scholarships through the Sustainable Agriculture Scholarship program are open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students studying at an accredited two- or four-year college or graduate school in the United States for the 2015/2016 school year. Students must be focusing studies on sustainable agriculture. Find more information at http://www.annies.com/giving-back/agricultural-scholarships.

HACCP / Food Safety Systems Workshop

This workshop is designed to provide comprehensive instruction on the development of HACCP based food safety programs for dairy operations that should apply to juice and other foods as well.  For Grade “A” Dairy processors, this course will meet the core training requirements of the NCIMS Voluntary HACCP Program. FDA Juice HACCP requirements applicable to … Read More

Who Will Manage Your Farm Tomorrow?

This conference provides farm families and their advisers critical information for helping the next generation find success on the farm and identifies effective management transfer strategies to implement. The conference key note speaker is Dr. Klinefelter, a Professor and Extension Economist with Texas AgriLife Extension and Texas A&M University and founder and former director of … Read More

Online Mushroom Production Course Offered Feb. 2015

Forest mushroom cultivation is an emerging niche crop with potential to improve farmer stewardship of forests while offering a unique and highly desired product. Learn the background, techniques and economics of small outdoor (forest grown) commercial mushroom production in an online course starting February 24th.  BF 150: Woodland Mushroom Cultivation is a 6-week online course that consists … Read More

Disaster Declaration for Western NY Counties

According to an announcement by Senators Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins, and Collins, the USDA has issued a Secretarial Disaster Area for 7 Counties in Western New York that were devastated by the November snow storm: Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, and Wyoming. The programs available with a USDA disaster declaration include Farm Service Agency emergency loans, the … Read More

Veteran Careers in Agriculture Resource Guide Available

Farmer Veteran Coalition has released Veteran Careers in Agriculture: A Resource Guide. The 40-page PDF publication introduces the Farmer Veteran Coalition and its work, profiles veteran farmers, discusses opportunities for veterans to find employment in agriculture, and offers resources for business planning. It also serves as a directory of agricultural organizations and educational opportunities for … Read More

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