Conservation Reserve Program Sign-up

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2019 – Farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts may now re-enroll in certain CRP continuous signup practices or, if eligible, select a one-year contract extension. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) also is accepting offers from those who want to enroll for the first time in one of the country’s largest conservation programs. Sign up by August 23, 2019. Continue reading ‘Conservation Reserve Program Sign-up’

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Agroforestry Outreach Grants

The USDA National Agroforestry Center requests proposals to substantially expand and accelerate the availability of science-based information to inform landowner decisions on the adoption and design of agroforestry systems. Apply by July 15, 2019. Continue reading ‘Agroforestry Outreach Grants’

Farmer Financial Counseling

University of Minnesota Extension continues to offer one-on-one financial counseling to farmers in serious financial stress. The program is ongoing and still available to farms interested. Continue reading ‘Farmer Financial Counseling’

Conservation Innovation Grants

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting proposals through July 30, 2019 for national Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG). Continue reading ‘Conservation Innovation Grants’

Urban Agriculture Survey

Members or leaders of community gardens, market gardens or urban farms in Minneapolis are invited to complete a brief, 10-minute Urban Agriculture Survey by July 12th in English or SpanishAll survey participants will be entered in a drawing to win a gift card to a garden supply store! Continue reading ‘Urban Agriculture Survey’

Homebrewing with Mighty Axe Hops

What is the Mighty Axe Homebrew Group?
A group of homebrewers who want to brew with Mighty Axe Hops! Any skill level from beginner to serious! Continue reading ‘Homebrewing with Mighty Axe Hops’

Volunteer for Minnesota Garlic Fest

The 14th Annual Minnesota Garlic Fest on August 14th is seeking volunteers! The MN Garlic Festival is hosted by the Crow River Chapter of the Sustainable Farming Association every August and features great music, great food and, of course, a great garlic. It’s a big stinking deal! Volunteering is fun and easy and goes a long way to help the festival run smoothly and truly support Minnesota sustainable farmers. Continue reading ‘Volunteer for Minnesota Garlic Fest’


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