Author: growers

FUNDING: Rural Energy America Program (REAP)

On December 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a Notice of Funding Announcement for the agency’s Rural Energy America Program (REAP), which is designed to help “agricultural producers and rural small businesses” with reducing their energy consumption and costs and meeting more...

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WEBINAR: Strategies for Managing Risk – JAN 15th

ncat_attraFrom NCAT – “Urban farmers face many risks in producing safe and affordable food. Some of the risks are common to all types of farming; however, many are unique to the urban setting, including zoning regulations, access to water, and managing contaminated soils. While many cities in the U.S. are working to address some of the needs of urban farmers, profitability remains a challenge.”  

Tennessee State University Receives USDA Grant to Aid Veteran, Beginning and Socially Disadvantaged Farmers

From the Tennessee State University Newsroom - "Tennessee State University has received funding to help beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers, veteran farmers and ranchers build a more resilient agriculture system.The University’s College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences received $188,055 recently from the U.S. Department...

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