American Farmland Trust is accepting applications for microgrants up to $5,000 for professional services and equipment/infrastructure projects. These grants are available to beginning, women, veteran and historically resilient farmers identifying as socially disadvantaged in alignment with USDA- to increase their climate resiliency and gain access to farmland. These applications are due November 15th. You can apply online or contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll at (716) 640-0522 or kaw249 [at] cornell.edu
Are you concerned about the decline in pollinators and want to help? Have you created or would like your garden space to offer refuge to our important pollinators? Then you may want to have your garden “certified”! The Master Gardeners of Cattaraugus County are excited to launch a pollinator habitat certification program. The goal of this program is to raise awareness about the importance of pollinators and to encourage all our neighbors and community members to get involved.
Cornell Cooperative Extension's SWNY's Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program are working on bulding a service provider directory in order to help foster connections and collaborations for support to farmers across the region. They are asking for feedback on the following categories: Veterinarian's, Lime/Fertilizer Supplier, Tax Preparer and/or Accountant and Feed Mill/Grain Supplier. To complete the survey click here.
More than 30 attendees took part in the annual Agriculture Tour on September 29th. This years tour highlighted the diverse beverage industry in the county and included stops at Pumpkinville, Ellicottville Distillery, Steelbound Brewery & Distillery and ended at Ellicottville Brewing Company's bottling facility.
Census of Agriculture, Coming in November
The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of America’s farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Taken every five years, the census provides valuable information used at the local, state, and national levels to plan for the future. The census is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every state, county, and county equivalent in the nation. By participating in the census, you show the value and importance of U.S. agriculture.
Canticle Farms in Allegany is offering CSA shares with their fall produce! Pick-up is every Tuesday from 2-6pm running for 5 weeks October 18th-November 15th. The cost is $170 for all 5 weeks. Contact Canticle Farm for more details!
Agricultural producers and handlers who are certified organic, along with producers and handlers who are transitioning to organic production, can now apply for the U.S.
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation Announces Availability of Historic Barn Rehabilitation Tax Credit Program
John May Farm Safety Fund
Description: The John may Farm Safety Fund provides financial assistance for New York farmers to improve safety on their farms. Past projects have covered: repairing broken fences, mitigating drainage problems, replacing outdated machinery, purchasing and installing power take-off (PTO) shields, fixing unprotected drop-offs, and repairing unsafe electrical systems.