Category: Business

USDA offfers conservation grants
December 29, 2017December 29, 2017
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USDA offfers conservation grants

The NRCS is now accepting grant applications for its Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program. This funding awards innovation and conservation specifically focused on grazing land, organic agriculture, or soil health.  The NRCS focuses on transfer and ownership of new technologies that concern American natural resources. The CIG grant will award any U-S based entity or...

USDA and SCORE Launch Mentorship Effort to Support New Farmers and Ranchers
November 17, 2017November 17, 2017
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USDA and SCORE Launch Mentorship Effort to Support New Farmers and Ranchers

This new collaboration between the USDA and SCORE will make the transition of owning/operating a farming business easier for those just starting out.  The average age of farmers throughout the country is 58 years, and most farmers do not have a successor who can successfully operate the business after they retire.  The USDA and SCORE...

Finding Your Markets for Niche Berry Crops
October 23, 2017October 23, 2017
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Finding Your Markets for Niche Berry Crops

On October 18, NOFA-NJ held another workshop in a series on small-scale berry production.  All of the niche berry classes we have held this year have been fully-subscribed with waiting lists, indicating strong interest in the cultivation and sale of such varieties as gooseberry, elderberry and aronia berry (pictured).   Attendees have a range of reasons...

Women in Agriculture Conference
October 16, 2017October 16, 2017
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Women in Agriculture Conference

On December 9 from 9 am-3 pm the role of women in agriculture will be celebrated at the Southwest Virginia Higher Ed Center.  The conference is offered by Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and Farm Credit and Appalachian Sustainable Development and features educational workshops, a trade show, and networking opportunities. Dr....

Growing the NJ Wine Industry
August 22, 2017August 24, 2017
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Growing the NJ Wine Industry

When you think of wine, places like Italy, France, and California come to mind.  Hardly ever do wine connoisseurs think of New Jersey as a place to find exceptional wines. However, in blind taste tests, participants choose New Jersey wines over California varieties. Over the past decade, New Jersey has become the seventh largest wine...

NJLandLink
August 10, 2017August 10, 2017
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NJLandLink

Are you concerned about the future of land in New Jersey? Have you thought about leasing your land to a farmer? NOFA-NJ and the SADC have teamed up to provide you with resources about leasing land, beginning farmer trainings, and more right here in the Garden State. NJLandLink has all the latest information as well...