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
Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2016. The New York State Agricultural Society Foundation (NYSAS Foundation) supports the mission of the NYS Agricultural Society focusing on education, leadership development and recognition for future generations involved in the New York State food and agriculture industry. Each year the NYSAS Foundation selects a focus area for their annual grant-making.
The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements.
Application Deadlines: Grants of $20,000 or less March 31, 2017; Unrestricted Grants (up to $500,000): March 31, 2017;
New York State has allocated $1 million in the 2016- 2017 state budget for the third round of the New York State funding for the New Farmers Grant Fund. The NYS Farmers Grant Fund will help provide grants of up to $50,000 to new and beginning farmers for the purchase of equipment, supplies and other necessities essential to an agricultural business. All project costs must be directly related to achieving Program Goals. The deadline to apply is January 27, 2017.
The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program provides grants to organizations for education, mentoring, and technical assistance initiatives for beginning farmers or ranchers.
Closing Date is Thursday, December 8, 2016.
Priority will be given to partnerships and collaborations led by or including nongovernmental, community-based organizations and school-based agricultural educational organizations with expertise in new agricultural producer training and outreach.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $2.5 million through round two of the Climate Resilient Farming Grant Program to help farms reduce their operational impact on the environment and better prepare for, and recover after, severe weather events. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m., December 12, 2016.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced today that federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in New York as a result of the drought that began on Aug. 16, 2016.
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