PRO-DAIRY in partnership with DAIRYBUSINESS & HOLSTEIN WORLD magazine has launched a new weekly webinar series each Thursday from 12:30 to 1:15 pm EST. Registration is not required. Click on the Dairy Webinars section of PRO-DAIRY’s website to join. Each webinar is approved for one continuing education unit (CEU) from the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS).
Woodland log-grown mushrooms are a relatively new, niche crop in New York. The Cornell Small Farms Program announced a new two year project funded through the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant to support the development of this new niche crop in New York State; log grown shitake mushrooms. The crop is positioned for adoption by farmers who are interested in developing diversified niche crops on their farm.
The main goals of the Kids Growing Food Mini Grant are to increase appreciation and understanding of agriculture, nutrition, and the food systems by getting students involved in food gardening at school. Also, to create "garden classrooms" that provide authentic experiences and help educators meet New York State and Common Core Learning Standards.
Have you ever considered applying for an agricultural grant, but didn’t know where to begin? Then join a free webinar, hosted by Farm Credit East, on Wednesday, December 7, at 11:00 AM, for the need to know about how to find and apply for grant funding.
New York Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces February 3, 2017 as the application cutoff date for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.
Cattaraugus County Farm Service Agency Offers a 2016 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) signup. Deadline is January 30, 2017.
Cattaraugus County Producers are eligible to apply for the 2016 LFP program benefits due to Cattaraugus being designated as a D2 drought area that lasted at least 8 weeks. Cattaraugus County qualifies for one month of payments on qualifying pastured land that was grazed or would have been grazed in 2016.
Zoetis has updated its EQStable™ app to include a new equine weight calculator to help make accurate deworming and medication dose calculations simple. Users will find the weight calculator within the main menu of the EQStable app as well as in a quick link when entering their horse’s information.
The top three winners of the 2016 New York State FFA Welding Contest that was held at Empire Farm Days will receive a Morrisville State College scholarships, are:
- Noah Persson, Randolph Central School
- Justin Rodda, Otselic Valley Central School
- Derek Pingrey, Pioneer Central School
High team honors went to Noah Persson and Tyler Liskow of Randolph Central School.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is seeking new proposals for cutting-edge projects that will provide new conservation opportunities through its competitive Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program. Through USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the department will invest up to $25 million for projects that spark the development and adoption of innovative conservation technologies and approaches in areas like conservation finance, data analytics, and precision conservation to benefit producers on private agricultural and forest lands.
New York Natural Resources Conservation Service announces November 18, 2016 as the application cutoff date for the