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  • Junior Beginning Farmer Program
    Junior Beginning Farmer Program in Virginia at the Fauquier Education Farm, Warrenton, VA July 27, August 3, August 10, 2016 Registration: The Northern Piedmont Beginning Farmer Program is very pleased to announce our first Junior Beginning Farmer Program targeted at 9th through 12th grade students interested in investigating a career in agriculture. This free three week course will use the Va. Beginning Farmer and Rancher curriculum, An Introduction to Whole Farm [...]
  • Biodynamic Farm
    Biodynamic Farm Internship The energies of the soil, streams, sun, winds, and cosmic forces form an interactive ecology integral to the health of the land, just as the five elements-earth, water, fire, air & ether create a template for self development. Steiner, who pioneered the field of Biodynamics, advocated that the farmer should establish a personal relationship to everything in farming because the process of growing is directly connected with continuous inner development. Seeing the [...]
  • biomass to energy grants
    The latest USDA News, Stories from the field, and Congressional News from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) USDA NEWS $100 Million Available for Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Grants – More than $100 million in grant funding is now available to support farm and food research, education, and extension projects that address key challenges, including those facing sustainable and organic farming systems and rural communities. This support is made available [...]
  • Value Added Producer Grants
    Value Added Producer Grants: USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Add to Value of Agricultural Products The US Department of Agriculture is making up to $44 million available to farmers, ranchers and businesses to develop new bio-based products and expand markets through the Value-Added Producer Grant program. Value-Added Producer Grants help eligible applicants enter into value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of bio-based value-added products. The goals of this [...]
  • farm to school grant program
    Farm to school is considered a win-win-win for kids, farmers, and communities. The story of the MI Farm to School Grant Program, established in 2011 and continuing today, is now available in one comprehensive report from the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems. Read how MI Farm to School Grant Program has helped food program providers overcome challenges and stimulate or sustain local food purchasing programs at K-12 schools and early childhood programs in Michigan. The report, The MI Farm [...]
  • Value Added Producer Grants
    USDA Expands Microloans to Help Farmers Purchase Farmland and Improve Property Producers, Including Beginning and Underserved Farmers, Have a New Option to Gain Access to Land Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin offering farm ownership microloans, creating a new financing avenue for farmers to buy and improve property. These microloans will be especially helpful to beginning or underserved farmers, U.S. veterans [...]