Disaster Recovery Assistance for Farms

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers disaster assistance programs to assist agricultural producers in their recovery efforts following flood, drought or similar qualifying natural disasters. For more information on these programs, visit www.fsa.usda.gov.  To find a local FSA office near you, visit http://offices.usda.gov. Continue reading ‘Disaster Recovery Assistance for Farms’

Volunteer to Bring Display Materials to Conference in Madison, WI

Renewing the Countryside is looking for someone to bring some display materials to a booth at the NVAAC conference in Madison this week. If so, we can meet you at your home or workplace to drop them off and pay for your gas on the way down. Ideally, we would get them there on Wednesday. Please call or email me if you would be willing to help.
Eli Goodwell
Renewing the Countryside

National Farm to School Paper Plate Advocacy

Congress only has a few weeks left to pass the Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) this year, so National Farm to School Network is organizing a paper plate campaign to share with legislators the many reasons that healthy school meals and farm to school are vital for a healthier next generation. Continue reading ‘National Farm to School Paper Plate Advocacy’

Training Coordinator Position for Meat-Processing Program at NERCC

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has posted a training coordinator position (classified as State Program Administrator Senior) which will be based near Saginaw, MN.  The person will be responsible for helping design a training program for butchers at the Northeastern Regional Correction Center, which is a minimum security work farm located near Saginaw.  Continue reading ‘Training Coordinator Position for Meat-Processing Program at NERCC’

Cooking Classes at The Good Acre

Spend a summer night learning a new skill, honing an existing one, or just having a fun date night with your darling. Register for the following classes and more at The Good Acre website. Continue reading ‘Cooking Classes at The Good Acre’

Mushroom Cultivation & Application Course

Throughout this 3-day intensive, September 2-4, Rob Czernik will incorporate a range of techniques that will not only leave you fully prepared to design and start your own cultivation projects, but will also empower you to learn more, innovate, and refine any cultivation project to suit your needs. http://bit.ly/mnmcac  Continue reading ‘Mushroom Cultivation & Application Course’

National Children’s Center for Rural & Agricultural Health & Safety Grants

Proposals are now being accepted for mini-grants up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety plans to award three grants. Application deadline is August 17, 2016. Continue reading ‘National Children’s Center for Rural & Agricultural Health & Safety Grants’

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