July Small Farms Update from Cornell University

The July 201o Update from the Cornell Small Farms Program includes the following information, and can be downloaded at:

http://www.smallfarms.cornell.edu/pages/news/monthlyupdates/72_july2010.cfm

ANNOUNCEMENTS •           Announcing Renewable Energy Field Days! •           Small Farms Program Seeks Input From Beginning Farmers UPCOMING EVENTS •           Small Farms Program Sponsored Events •           Beginning Farmer Training Calendar •           Graze NY Calendar •           Cornell Sheep Program Calendar •           Other Featured Events CAREER OPPS, ETC •           Resource Educator, Energy Smart Communities, CCE Jefferson County •           Community Educator, Energy Smart Communities, CCE Jefferson County •           Organic Farm Seeks Seasonal Laborers, Phelps, NY •           Center for Discovery Seeks Artisan Cheese Maker, Harris NY FUNDING OPPS •           Rural Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program – Rolling •           The Rural Energy for America Program – Due July 26, 2010 •           Small, Socially-Disadvantaged Producer Grant – Due July 27, 2010 •           Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Grants – Due July 23, 2010 •           Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program – Due August 23, 2010 •           Small Agriculture Business Innovation Research Program – Due September 2, 2010 •           Rural Cooperative Development Grant – Due August 9, 2010 RESOURCES •           Potluck News •           Handbook Helps Farmers Markets With Nutrition Assistance Benefits •           Urban Farm Magazine •           Podcasts Available for Dairy Farmers •           Online Beef Direct-Marketing Tool PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT •           Power Up at 2010 Farm Renewable Energy Field Days

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