Small Farms Program Update July, 2012

Cornell Small Farms Program July 2012 Update Announcements: 1) Sign up today! Beginning Farmer Lunchtime Learning Webinars; 2) Adding Income Streams to a Small Dairy: July 26th; 3) Is Your Farm Powered by Renewable Energy? Let us know!; 4) Glean NY is Recruiting Upcoming Events: 1) Sponsored Events; 2) Grazing Events; 3) Other Featured Events Career etc. Opportunities: 1) NOFA-NY Announces Farmer-to Farmer Mentorship Program; 2) Farm for Sale! Funding etc. Opportunities; 1) USDA Rural Business Opportunity Grants- due August 6th; 2) USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grants- due August 6th; 3) USDA Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program- due September 30th; 4) Northeast SARE Research and Education Grants- due July 31st; 5) N.Y. County Loan Program for Dairy Producers Resources: 1) 2012 Local Foods Guide is now Available; 2) NYS CCE Field Crops News Blog; 3) Understanding Whole-Farm Insurance for Specialized, Diversified Farms Webinar; 4) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Gardens; 5) New England Farmland Finder Website Unveiled; 6) Sustainable Commercial Greenhouse Production Curriculum Available; 7) Farmie Market, an Online Farmers Market, Expands Beyond NY State; 8) Participatory Plant Breeding Toolkit Announced; 9) Guide to Breeding Organic Vegetables Now Online; 10) 2012-13 Pure Catskills Guide to Farm Fresh Products Released

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