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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