Farm Scoop

Farmscoop – October 2017

Rural Energy for America Program This is a FINAL reminder that the next Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant application competition deadline is now just two weeks away. Applications for the first competition of fiscal year 2018 must be received by the close of business (4:30 p.m.) on October 31, 2017. A few things […]

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Farm Scoop – September 2017

Need funding for your technology development project or infrastructure? MTI offers early stage grants to entrepreneurs and companies who are developing innovative products, processes or services. TechStart Grants of up to $5,000 can be used to conduct market research, develop a business plan, and file for patent protections. Learn more here. Seed Grants of up […]

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Farm Scoop – August 2017

MOFGA Farm Beginnings This a farmer-led program to help guide those with a strong commitment to creating a sustainable farm business achieve their goals. Designed for farmers with at least one year of production experience, this series of intensive workshops will help you to develop a whole farm plan through realistic goal setting, reflection, and […]

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Farm Scoop – July 2017

August 1, 2017 – Androscoggin County Producers FSA County Committee Nominations Due The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting Executive Director for Maine, Sherry Hamel today reminded farmers and ranchers that they have until Aug. 1, 2017, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees. County committees are […]

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Farm Scoop – June 2017

The Highmoor Farm Field Day – July 26, 2017 The Highmoor Farm Field Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Highmoor Farm in Monmouth. More information is posted on our website: https://extension.umaine.edu/highmoor/blog/2017/06/20/highmoor-farm-field-day-july-26-2017/. Registration fee is $25.00 and includes lunch. Preregistration is strongly encouraged. Please register by July 17 to […]

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Farm Scoop – May 2017

2017 Census of Agriculture Make Sure Your Farm Counts! NASS conducts a census of all agricultural operations every five years as well as other agricultural surveys. We need to know about all types of agricultural operations of all sizes. The Information you provide is kept confidential by law and will not be disclosed to any […]

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Farm Scoop – April 2017

2017 Census of Agriculture Make Sure Your Farm Counts! NASS conducts a census of all agricultural operations every five years as well as other agricultural surveys. We need to know about all types of agricultural operations of all sizes. The Information you provide is kept confidential by law and will not be disclosed to any […]

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Farm Scoop – March 2017

Free Renewable Energy Workshop Tuesday, April 11, 2017 GPCOG is hosting a Free Renewable Energy Workshop for Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses. They will have information on how to access USDA Rural Development guaranteed loan or competitive grant funds for the purchase, installation and construction of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency projects. They […]

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Farm Scoop – February 2017

Survey: Farmers and “Intermediated Markets” A new study, funded by USDA, and led by Syracuse University, New York University, the Pennsylvania State University, and the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) seeks to examine local and regional agricultural production and intermediated markets. The study will examine the opportunities and risks of four main marketing opportunities […]

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Farm Scoop – January 2017

SNAP for Direct Marketing Farmers and Farmers Markets — FREE Webinars USDA has continued funding through May 2017 to assist direct marketing farmers and farmers markets join the SNAP program by providing free equipment to qualified farmers and farmers markets. The National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs (NAFMNP) has created MarketLink, an online solution […]

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