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By Sarah Diana Nechamen / June 5, 2014

July 17-19 marks the return of Grasstravaganza! Last held in 2008, the conference will be take place at Morrisville State College and feature a trade show, soil health stations and presentations by national and local grazing and soil health experts. Among those in the speaker lineup are; Ray Archuleta, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)…

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Pre-proposals for Northeast SARE due June 19th

By Sarah Diana Nechamen / May 30, 2014

SARE, or Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, offers competitive grants to projects that explore and address key issues affecting the sustainability and future economic viability of agriculture. SARE offers funding for every sector of the farm community, from Farmer Grants to Research and Education Grants. Grants come in two sizes–large, multiyear projects ranging from $30,000 to…

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Funding Available to start a Dairy Profit Team

By Sarah Diana Nechamen / May 19, 2014

The New York Farm Viability Institute is now accepting applications from dairy farmers for grants to help start a Dairy Profit Team. A Profit Team is a group of professionals, selected by the farmer, who meet regularly to discuss that specific farm with the goal of making the business more successful. NYFVI can reimburse farmers…

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