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What a beautiful sight!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Crop & Soil Research, Fields Report, Stories from a field | 0 comments

Cow horns filled with manure, all in a row, earth bound and ready for winter. During the winter, they are receptive to cosmic-forces and are unearthed in the spring as Biodynamic preparation 500. After stirring a portion of the contents in water for an hour, the mixture is applied to fields to promote soil health, fertility, stimulate microbial life and beneficial bacteria. Medicine for Mother...

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Fund-a-Farmer Grants for Animal Welfare – Due Nov. 3

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Grant Advising | 0 comments

Fund-a-Farmer Grants Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) is accepting applications from livestock farmers for its Fund-a-Farmer grants, provided to qualifying humane farmers who need assistance in improving the welfare of their farm animals. Grants of up to $2,500 will be awarded for projects that create and/or improve access to pasture-based systems. Applications must be submitted online by November 3, 2015. I am happy to help you apply to this program, if you think you are eligible and it advances your farming...

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MN Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant Program-Due Dec. 15

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Grant Advising | 0 comments

Minnesota Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant Program The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has announced the availability of nearly $250,000 for the Sustainable Agriculture Demonstration Grant Program. The program provides grants up to $25,000 for farmers to test ideas that could conserve natural resources, enhance profitability, and improve life on the farm. Applications from farmers receive priority, but the program also funds Minnesota nonprofit and educational organizations as long as Minnesota farmers are meaningfully involved in the project. Projects can last...

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New USDA funding for farmer outreach and education – 4 deadlines

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Grant Advising | 0 comments

USDA announced $2.5 million in grants to nonprofits and public institutions of higher education that develop proposals to improve farmer outreach and education on topics such as financial training, value-added production, recordkeeping, property inheritance and crop production practices. The initiative focuses on new or underserved farmers, returning military veterans, minorities, women, urban or locally-grown producers, and others. Awards between $20,000 and $100,000 per applicant will be available. USDA will conduct four evaluation periods to review applications, with the deadlines...

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