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A Tribute To The Monarch Butterfly: How to Turn Your Backyard Into a Butterfly Friendly Habitat
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Iconic is the most appropriate word to describe the Monarch butterfly. Most of us have fond childhood memories of the unmistakable orange and black beauty flitting around the blue sky on sunny summer days.

 

Regenerative Agriculture
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Watch and listen as this expert panel discusses the current state of agriculture and conservation in today's world. Moderated by Alex Echols this panel provides insight and information on the current state of agricultural practices.

 

Cattlemen’s Land Trust at the Forefront of Conservation
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Watch and listen to an on-the-ground panel of experts talk about the relationship of how ranchers and conservationists work together provides successful conservation outcomes while keeping working lands working.

 

Understanding Rural Attitudes Toward the Environment and Conservation in America
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Rural Americans matter—a lot—to the fate of U.S. environmental policy. Not only do farmers, ranchers, and forest owners manage huge portions of American lands and watersheds, but rural voters also have an outsized impact on national policy.

 

Cooperative Extension Service
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The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

 

Smart Ag

Our vision at Smart Ag is to become the autonomous farming platform of choice in a driverless future.

In our opinion, the smartest way to solve the huge worldwide challenge of feeding a fast growing population is to empower farmers to complete operations faster, more consistently and with less labor than ever before, we believe they can unlock the potential of the land better than anyone else. With the correct tools, technology and knowledge, farmers can do the seemingly impossible.

Our goal is to give farmers the technology to operate smarter and eliminate the choice between what is best for their farm and constraints like available labor, brands of equipment or the cost of larger machinery. That is why our first product AutoCart can be used with an operator in the grain cart tractor or autonomously and will be compatible with any brand of equipment.

Contact Us

2710 S. Loop Drive

Ames, IA 50010

(515) 599-0346 • info@smart-ag.com

 

Agrilyst Inc.

Agrilyst is a web-based software platform that helps indoor farms manage their crops and gain data-driven insights to make more profitable production decisions.

Run your farm optimally at all times. With Agrilyst, you can create quick and easy seeding plans from templates for each of your crops. Built for indoor operations, templates make it simple to schedule cut-and-come again varieties, partial harvests, vine harvests, and more. Seeding plans sync automatically with tasks so everyone in your facility knows what to do every day.

Contact Information

Address:

68 Jay St., Suite 201

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:

(646) 878-6840

Email:

info@agrilyst.com

 

How to receive conservation assistance from NRCS
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Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? NRCS offers technical and financial assistance to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.

 

Small Farms and Woodlots
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Learn about how woodlots of today provide much more for their owners, including income from selling wood and nonwood products, forest-based income opportunities such as lease hunting and recreation, solitude and escape from emotional pressures and stress of modern living and working, and simply the pride of owning and caring for the land.

 

Getting Started in Farming
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This guide was published in NIFA's Small Farm Digest designed for people considering starting up as begining farmers and ranchers.  Provides information on the opportinities and challenges of farming, land ownership, links to programs and resources to help get you started.

 

New Farmers Website

An online resource provides centralized, one-stop shopping for beginning farmers and ranchers to explore the variety of USDA initiatives designed to help them succeed.

USDA’s new farmers site has in-depth information, including:

  • how to increase access to land and capital;
  • build new markets;
  • participate in conservation opportunities;
  • select and use the right risk management tools; and
  • access USDA education and technical support programs.

 

National Young Farmers' Coalition

The National Young Farmers' Coalition represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success across the country. NYFC supports practices and policies that will sustain young, independent, and prosperous farmers now and in the future through supporting independent family farms, sustainable farming pracices , affordable land for farmers, fair labor practices, farmer-to-farmer training, farmers of every ender, race and sexual orientaion, and cooperation and friendship between all farmers. Click Here.

 

National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education.  

The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.

Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Local Dirt

Buy, sell and find local food with Local Dirt. How it works, buyers can search and source local food in their area with the added convenience of online ordering. Sellers can easily find new buyers and sell their products online. Local Dirt will even automate your invoicing and track your inventory. Farmer markets, buying clubs and co-ops can automate ordering, inventory, price sheets and invoicing. Click Here!

 

goCrop

Take farming further with goCrop™

goCrop uses integrated web and mobile applications to help farmers plan, analyze and report nutrient management practices with streamlined speed. Designed by farmers who understand the virtue of efficiency, goCrop keeps you focused on farming.

The app is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Learn more

 

Fieldprint Calculator

The Fieldprint Calculator is a free online tool for growers to voluntarily and securely analyze how their management choices impact natural resources and operational efficiency. Field To Market has developed the Calculator as an easy way to find out how your current land use, energy use, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil loss compare with state and national averages.

 

 

 

 

Farmland Information Center (FIC)

 

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book contains a catalog of Agribusinesses as well as Regional, State, Local Listings of Agri-Bureaus, Agencies, Associations and Organizations (Government and Private Sectors). Click here.

 

COMET-FARM™

COMET-FARM™ is a  whole farm and ranch carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system.  The tool guides you through describing your farm and ranch management practices including alternative future management scenarios. Once complete, a report is generated comparing the carbon changes and greenhouse gas emissions between your current management practices and future scenarios.

 

Best Tree Finder

The Arbor Day Foundation has created a tool that helps you find the best tree for your area. Just answer a few quick questions as to what you are looking for and the environment that you are in and the Tree-Finder will give you a list of suggested species. Click here.

 

Annie's Project

Annie's Project offers a variety of extension classes across the country that educate farm women on risk management. The classes empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Click here to see courses offered in your state.

 

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC)

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. The site works to provide unbiased, science-based marketing information for U.S. farmers and ranchers. There is information related to commodities and products, market and industry trends, business creation and operation, research results and value-added resources.

This site is an on-going project of the Iowa State University and partially funded by USDA Rural Development. Click here. 
 

 

Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

 

Fee Fishing - An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

Beginningfarmers.org

First launched in September of 2008, Beginningfarmers.org is a comprehensive compilation of information resources on farm financing, finding land, business planning, agricultural production and marketing, and much more. It is also a constantly updated blog providing the latest information and news on farm policy, farming jobs and internships, agricultural research, and the changing face of American agriculture. Beginning Farmers provides content relevant to new, experienced, and aspiring farmers, as well as farm educators, activists, and policy makers.

Through core resource pages and frequent blog postings, Beginning farmers provides a robust and constantly growing forum for sharing information and ideas about starting new farms, and a broad range of content related to the development of sustainable agriculture and food systems.

 

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

 

National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

 

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

 

Start Farming! Resources for the Beginning Farmer
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If you are seriously considering starting up an agricultural business, there are a number of important things to consider. Get started on the right path by defining your goals and skills, gaining experience and education, choosing your marketing strategies, and financing your agricultural venture.

 

The Biology of Soil Compaction
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Soil compaction is a common and constant problem on most farms that till the soil. Heavy farm machinery can create persistent subsoil compaction (Hakansson and Reeder, 1994).

 

Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

 

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
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This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

 

Younger Beginning Farmers Tend To Operate Larger Farms
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Younger beginning farmers are more likely to operate large farms than are older operators of beginning farms. These farmers tend to earn more on their farm, and less off their farm, but have more debt than older beginning farmers.

 

Local Food a Growing Trend for Land Trusts
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Land trusts across the country are preserving agricultural lands to support local food systems. 

 

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

 

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities - A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

 

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
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Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

 

Show Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals (447)
There are 447 resources serving Northern Piedmont Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals serving Northern Piedmont Region
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
Azelis Agricultural & Environmental Solutions
- Shreveport, LA
Charles L. Thornton
General Delivery - Radiant, VA
Conor Bredder
Bredder Land Management - Owner - Stanardsville, VA
Elizabeth E.B. Flory
- Bedford, VA
James Glover Gilliam
Southern States Cooperative - Ruckersville, VA
Jason Michael Franti
Apex Environmental, Inc. - Project Manager - Rixeyville, VA
Kevin Powell
Orange Madison Co-op - Territorial Sales Manager - Somerset, VA
Marcus W. McDonald
James River Equipment - Intergrated Solutions Manager - Goldvein, VA
Steven C. Jones
Culpeper Co-op - Field Sales Rep - Culpeper, VA
Tellus Agronomics
Allison Wickham - Account Manager - Orange, VA
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
- Richmond, VA
Conservation Districts
Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District
- Culpeper, VA
John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District
- Warrenton, VA
Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District
- Leesburg, VA
Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Kendall Elaine Tyree, Ph.D. - Executive Director - Mechanicsville, VA
Conservation Groups and Associations
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Access Fund
- Boulder, CO
ACRE Investment Management, LLC
- The Plains, VA
Agrarian Trust
Ian McSweeney - Director - Weare, NH
AGree
- Washington, DC
Agronomic Science Foundation
Susan Dearing-Bond - Director - Fitchburg, WI
Alice Ferguson Foundation
- Accokeek, MD
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Liz Chudoba - Water Quality Program Manager - Annapolis, MD
America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative
Kyle Jones - USDA Forest Service Regional Longleaf Pine Restoration Coordinator - Tallahassee, FL
American Agri-Women
- Colchester, VT
American Battlefield Trust
- Washington, DC
American Chestnut Foundation, Virginia Chapter
- Marshall, VA
American Conservation Coalition
- Appleton, WI
American Farm Bureau Federation
- Washington, DC
American Fisheries Society
- Bethesda, MD
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Forests
- Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Conservation
Sandra Tassel - Program Coordinator - Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
- Silver Spring, MD
American Rivers
Jaime Sigaran - Associate Director - Washington, DC
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - Washington, DC
Ann Ruzow Holland, Ph.D. AICP
- Willsboro, NY
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
- Blacksburg, VA
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
- Harpers Ferry, WV
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Washington, DC
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
- Hadley, MA
Audubon Society of Northern Virginia
- Reston, VA
Bat Conservation International
- Austin, TX
Be Wild, Virginia!
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Henrico, VA
Bee City USA
An Initiative of the Xerces Society - Portland, OR
Boone and Crockett Club
- Missoula, MT
Brandy Station Foundation
- Brandy Station, VA
Bull Run Mountains Conservancy
Michael Kieffer - Executive Director - Broad Run, VA
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, Ottawa Valley Chapter
- Ottawa, ON
Carolina Climbers Coalition
- Asheville, NC
Cave Conservancy of the Virginias
Bonnie Whitlock - Manager - Glen Allen, VA
Center for Collaborative Conservation
Warner College of Natural Resources - Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
- Bozeman, MT
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
- Annapolis, MD
Chesapeake Conservancy
- Annapolis, MD
Chesapeake Conservation Landscaping Council
- Ridgely, MD
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
- Missoula, MT
CitSci.org
Greg Newman - Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Clifton Institute
- Warrenton, VA
ConservAmerica
- Washington, DC
Conservation Law Center
Christian Freitag - Director - Bloomington, IN
Conservation Plus
- The Plains, VA
Conservation Solutions, LLC
Palmer Brock - Greenwood, MS
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
- Sheffield, MA
Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports
- Washington, DC
Delta Waterfowl Foundation
- Bismarck, ND
EcoAgriculture Partners
- Oakton, VA
Ecological Restoration Business Association
- Tysons, VA
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Environmental Incentives
- South Lake Tahoe, CA
Equine Land Conservation Resource
- Lexington, KY
Farmers For Monarchs
Franklin Holley - Keystone, CO
Forest Stewards Guild
- Santa Fe, NM
Forest Stewardship Council
- Minneapolis, MN
Friends of the Rivers of Virginia
- Roanoke, VA
Goose Creek Association
- Middleburg, VA
Great Ecology
- San Diego, CA
Great Plains Institute for Sustainable Development
Gail Nosek - Communications Director - Minneapolis, MN
Green School Alliance
- New York, NY
Hunt Fish 30x30 Coalition
Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation - Washington, DC
Iara Lacher
Seven Bends Nursery - Ecologist / Consultant - Winchester, VA
Integrated Monarch Monitoring Program
Monarch Joint Venture - St. Paul, MN
Itasca Ladyslipper Farm
Carol Steele - Grand Rapids, MN
Izaak Walton League
- Gaithersburg, MD
John Sanderson
Center for Collaborative Conservation - Director - Fort Collins, CO
Journey North
- Madison, WI
Julia Debes
Pheasants Forever - Working Lands for Wildlife Director of Agricultural Communications - Hoisington, KS
Krebser Fund for Rappahannock County Conservation
Claire Catlett - Field Representative Fauquier & Rappahannock County - Warrenton, VA
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
LandScope Virginia
Virginia DCR - Natural Heritage Program - Richmond, VA
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
- Leesburg, VA
Manomet
- Plymouth, MA
Mark Howell
Grounded Truths LLC - Director/Emergency & Fire Mgmt Specialist - Doniphan, MO
Metro Blooms
Becky Rice - Executive Director - Minneapolis, MN
Monarch Collaborative
Keystone Policy Center - Keystone, CO
Monarch Flyway
- Ogallala, NE
Monarch Joint Venture
- St. Paul, MN
Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
- Madison, WI
Mountains-to-Bay Grazing Alliance
Michael Heller - Steering Committee Co-chair - Annapolis, MD
National Association of State Foresters
- Washington, DC
National Audubon Society
- New York, NY
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
- Clemson, SC
National Deer Association
- Bogart, GA
National Family Farm Coaltion
- Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
- Washington, DC
National Forestry Association
Keith A. Argow - President, Director at Large - Vienna, VA
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - College Station, TX
National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
- Edgefield, SC
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
Natural Areas Association
- Pittsburgh, PA
Nature Manitoba
Roger Turenne - President - Winnipeg, MB
North American Grouse Partnership
- Garden Valley, ID
Orianne Society
- Tiger, GA
Parks for Pollinators
National Recreation and Park Association - Ashburn, VA
Partnership for Conservation
- Washington, DC
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
Pollinators Prospering People
- Baltimore, MD
Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
- Vienna, VA
Potomac Riverkeeper
- WASHINGTON, DC
Preservation Virginia
- Richmond, VA
Project Apis m.
- Salt Lake City, UT
Project Monarch Health
- Athens, GA
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation
- Buffalo, MO
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
- Washington, DC
Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection
- Washington, VA
Rivanna Conservation Society
Alyssa (Lisa) Wittenborn - Program Director - Charlottesville, VA
Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society
- Coraopolis, PA
Savory Institute
- Boulder, CO
Scenic Virginia
- Richmond, VA
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
- Athens, GA
Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Ankeny, IA
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
- Aiken, SC
Southeastern Grasslands Initiative
- Clarksville, TN
Southern Conservation Partners
Chuck Roe - President - Raleigh, NC
Southern Conservation Trust
Katie Pace Quattlebaum - Executive Director - Fayetteville, GA
Southern Group of State Foresters
- Garner, NC
SouthWings
Chesapeake Office - Norfolk, VA
Sportsmen's Alliance
- Columbus, OH
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Kathy Abusow - President and CEO - Washington, DC
Sustainable Monarchs
- North Platte, NE
Terrafirma RRG LLC
- Burlington, VT
Texan by Nature
- Austin, TX
The American Chestnut Foundation
- Asheville, NC
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
- Washington, DC
The Conservation Fund
- Arlington, VA
The Fund for Wild Nature
- La Canada, CA
The Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Longleaf Alliance
- Andalusia, AL
The Meateater Land Access Initiative
Meat EaterMT
The Pollinator Partnership
- San Francisco, CA
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
- Washington, DC
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Bruce Thacker - President - Thunder Bay, ON
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Trust for Public Land - Washington, D.C. Office
- Washington, DC
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)
- Chesterfield, MO
Unique Places To Save
- Chapel Hill, NC
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
- London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
- Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Virginia Association For Parks
- Norfolk, VA
Virginia Conservation Network
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Forage and Grassland Council
- Crewe, VA
Virginia Forestry Association
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia Society of Ornithology
- Williamsburg, VA
Virginia’s United Land Trusts
Ellen Shepard - Richmond, VA
VIRGINIAforever
- Richmond, VA
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Waterford Foundation
- Waterford, VA
Waterkeepers Chesapeake
- Takoma Park, MD
Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network
- Manomet, MA
Wildlands Conservation, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Wildlife Forever
- White Bear Lake, MN
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Wildlife Management Institute
- Gardners, PA
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
Consultants - Land
Advantus Strategies, LLC
John Paul Woodley, Jr. - Principal - Richmond, VA
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - Washington, DC
Ann Ruzow Holland, Ph.D. AICP
- Willsboro, NY
Brenda Schick
Singing Stream Conservation Consultants - Principal - La Jolla, CA
C-K Associates, Inc
- Baton Rouge, LA
Cirrus Ecological Solutions
Neal Artz - Logan, UT
Conservation Consulting Group
Nancy W. Moore - Managing Partner - Monona, WI
Curtis Berry
C&M Land Worx - Kenbridge, VA
Danielle Atkins
Land & Ladies - Owner/Forester - Brunswick, GA
David Harper
Land in Common - Charleston, SC
Design Workshop
Anna Laybourn - Principal - Aspen, CO
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
- Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Services, LLC
Kip Mumaw - Principal Engineer - Charlottesville, VA
EnSafe
- Memphis, TN
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Evr-green Management Group, Inc
Matt S. Campbell - President - Rome, GA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Forests for the Bay
Craig Highfield - Forests for the Bay Coordinator - Annapolis, MD
Forever Forests, LLC
Nancy G. Zak - Founder - Ball Ground, GA
Grant Massie Land Company
- Richmond, VA
Green Infrastructure Center
Karen Firehock - Executive Director - Charlottesville, VA
Greener Prospects
- Brunswick, ME
Gregg Elliott
K Gregg Consulting - Conservation Communications Consultant - Cordova, TN
Hemard & Company
Victor E. Hemard Jr. - President - Texarkana, TX
Hilliard Estate and Land Management
Carter Hilliard - Principal - Charlottesville, VA
Holistic Management International
Sandy Langelier - Director, Communications & Outreach - Albuquerque, NM
Iara Lacher
Seven Bends Nursery - Ecologist / Consultant - Winchester, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Jason B. Stinson, CCIM
Commercial Realty Services of Alabama, LLC - Managing Member & Principal - Gadsden, AL
Jeremy Sokulsky
Environmental Incentives - President - South Lake Tahoe, CA
Joel Russell
Joel Russell Associates - Principal - Northampton, MA
John A. Shipley
Carolina Forestry, Inc. - Broker, Winston-Salem, NC Office - Winston-Salem, NC
Joseph Thompson
Smarts Creek Enterprises LLC - Montross, VA
Julie Boggs
Peoples Company - Land Manager, AFM - Monroe, LA
Kerr Environmental Services Corp.
Bob Kerr - Virginia Beach, VA
Land Conservation Assistance Network
Amos Eno - President / Executive Director - Yarmouth, ME
Linda Ziccardi
Alpine EcoSciences LLC - Owner - Golden, CO
Living Habitats LLC
Heidi Natura, PLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Principal & CEO - Chicago, IL
LJ Conservation Matters
Leonard Jordan - Douglasville, GA
Mayes, Wilson & Associates
- San Marcos, TX
National NEMO Network
- Haddam, CT
Philip D. Bailey, MAI
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc. - Senior Appraiser, Eastern US & International - Blacksburg, VA
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
PlanIt Forward
Patrick Crist - Principal - Broomfield, CO
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Rhizoterra Inc.
Avril Stevenson - Project Manager - Spokane, WA
Robert C. Crane
Woodland Management Service - Consulting Forester - Stevens Point, WI
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Solutions in the Land, LLC
- Kenosha, WI
Southern Conservation Partners
Chuck Roe - President - Raleigh, NC
Southern Fire Exchange
Kevin Robertson - Fire Ecology Research Scientist - Tallahassee, FL
SRP Environmental, LLC
- Shreveport, LA
Strategic Conservation Solutions, LLC
Bruce I. Knight - Principal and Founder - Washington, DC
Synergy Resource Solutions, Inc.
- Belgrade, MT
Thomas L. Daniels
University of Pennsylvania School of Design - Professor of City and Regional Planning - Philadelphia, PA
Understanding Ag, LLC
- Fort Payne, AL
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc.
- Gainesville, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Cooperative Extension
Culpeper County Extension
- Culpeper, VA
Fauquier County Extension
- Warrenton, VA
Greene County Extension
- Stanardsville, VA
Loudoun County Extension
- Leesburg, VA
Madison County Extension
- Madison, VA
Northern District Office
Virginia Cooperative Extension - Harrisonburg, VA
Orange County Extension
- Orange, VA
Rapidan River Master Gardener
Debbie Dillion - Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, Horticulture - Culpeper, VA
Rappahannock County Extension
- Washington, VA
Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Blacksburg, VA
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
David Kocka
VDGIF Biologist - Verona, VA
Fred Frenzel
VDGIF Biologist - Edinburg, VA
Kevin Rose
VDGIF Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
Mike Dye
VDGIF Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Use Tax Program
- Montpelier, VT
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Land Preservation Tax Credit
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Managed Forest Law
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Madison, WI
Native Prairie and Wildlife Habitat - Property Tax Benefits
- Des Moines, IA
Native Prairie Tax Exemption Program
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - St Paul, MN
Open Space Conservation - Property Tax Benefits
- Crownsville, MD
Reforestation Tax Credit Program
- Oregon Department of Forestry - Salem, OR
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Waterfowl Restoration Program
- Cambridge, MD
FSA Local Offices
Fauquier County Farm Service Agency
Farm Service Agency - Warrenton Service Center - Warrenton, VA
Orange County Farm Service Agency
Farm Service Agency - Orange Service Center - Orange, VA
Garden Clubs
Fauquier-Rappahannock County Master Gardeners
- Warrenton, VA
Garden Club of Virginia
- Richmond, VA
Loudoun County Master Gardeners
- Leesburg, VA
So Bee It! Apiary
- Maurertown, VA
Government Agencies
Be Wild, Virginia!
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Henrico, VA
Bureau of Land Management
Nikki Haskett - Office of National Conservation Lands and Community Partnerships - Washington, DC
Bureau of Land Management
Eastern States State Office - Falls Church, VA
Christopher Warren
USDA/Rural Development - Business Grant & Loan Analyst - Washington, DC
DCR Office of Land Conservation
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Monarch Conservation Science Partnership
- LA Crosse, WI
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Washington, DC
NRCS National Water Quality Initiative
- Washington, DC
Rebel Adams Powell, MAI, SRA
Appraiser/Consultant - Powhatan, VA
Smokey Bear - Wildfire Prevention
USDA Forest Service - Washington, DC
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
- Aiken, SC
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
US Natural Resources Conservation Service
- Washington, DC
USDA Rural Development - Virginia Office
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Historic Resources
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
- Big Stone Gap, VA
Virginia NRCS State Office
Edwin Martinez - State Conservationist - Richmond, VA
White's Creek Lake Campground
- Eupora, MS
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
- Adair, IA
DripWorks
- Willits, CA
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
TriEst Irrigation
- Darlington, SC
TriEst Irrigation
- Darlington, SC
Land Surveyors
EnSafe
- Memphis, TN
Mason, Bruce & Girard
Certified Forester (Forestry Consultants) - Portland, OR
NRCS Local Offices
Culpeper Service Center
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Culpeper, VA
Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Service
Edwin Martinez-Martinez - State Conservationist - Richmond, VA
Warrenton Service Center
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Warrenton, VA
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
USDA Rural Development - Virginia Office
- Richmond, VA
Rural-Farmer, Rancher, and Fishery Cooperatives
Chestnut Growers of America
- Richmond, VA
Culpeper Farmers Co-op Inc
- Culpeper, VA
Culpeper Farmers Cooperative Inc.
- Culpeper, VA
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc.
- Herndon, VA
Organic Valley
- La Farge, WI
San Pedro Ranch
Chase Currie - Carrizo Springs, TX
Select Sires Inc.
- Plain City, OH
Southern States Cooperative, Inc.
Thomas R. Scribner - President/CEO - Richmond, VA
Staple Cotton Cooperative Association
- Greenwood, MS
US Tobacco Cooperative, Inc.
- Raleigh, NC
Virginia Sheep Producers Association
Dept of Animal & Poultry Sciences - Blacksburg, VA
Small Farm Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kim L. Niewolny, Ph.D. - Associate Professor | Community Education and Development - Blacksburg, VA
Blue Ridge Woodsworks
Arielle Claflin - Owner - Madison, VA
Conor Bredder
Bredder Land Management - Owner - Stanardsville, VA
Culpepper County Farm Bureau
- Culpeper, VA
Ellen Polishuk
Plant to Profit - Clarksburg, MD
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Culpeper Branch
Becky Ramsey - Branch Manager - Culpeper, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Leesburg Branch
Marilyn Adams - Branch Manager - Leesburg, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Orange Branch
Stephanie Hensley - Branch Manager - Orange, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Warrenton Branch
Susan Belford - Branch Manager - Warrenton, VA
Fauquier County Farm Bureau
- Warrenton, VA
Greene County Farm Bureau
- Ruckersville, VA
Loudoun County Farm Bureau
- Purcellville, VA
Madison County Farm Bureau
- Madison, VA
Orange County Farm Bureau
- Orange, VA
Providence Veterans Farm
James Mcleod - Concord, VA
Rappahannock County Farm Bureau
- Sperryville, VA
Slow Money Central Virginia
- Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
- Richmond, VA
State Funding / Technical Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kim L. Niewolny, Ph.D. - Associate Professor | Community Education and Development - Blacksburg, VA
Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program
- Richmond, VA
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Chesapeake Forest Fund Tree Planting Program
Jenny McGarvey - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
- Arlington, VA
Deer Management Assistance Program
- Forest, VA
Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture
Stephen G. Perry - Coordinator - Sanbornton, NH
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Program
- Charlottesville, VA
John Miller
Director of Fire and Emergency Response - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Money for Mitigation Grant Program Virgina
John Miller - Chief, Resource Protection - Charlottesville, VA
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
- Clemson, SC
Northeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Burlington, VT
Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Program
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Project WILD - Virginia
Courtney Hallacher - Project WILD Coordinator - Henrico, VA
Quail Habitat Recovery Cost-Share Program
- Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Rappahannock County Farmland Protection Program
Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors - Washington, VA
Reforestation of Timberlands Program
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Riparian Forest Buffer Tax Credit
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Small Farms Nutrient Management Program
Tad Williams - Dairy and Small Farms Nutrient Management Specialist - Richmond, VA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
- Aiken, SC
TERRA Grant Program
Emily White - Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Charlottesville, VA
Terry Lasher
Assistant State Forester - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
The Chesapeake Bay Program
Dana Aunkst - Director - Annapolis, MD
USDA Rural Development - Virginia Office
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural BMP Cost Share (VACS) Program
Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water - Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural BMP Tax Credit Program
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water - Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural Stewardship Program
Darrell Marshall - Agricultural Stewardship Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund
Virginia Department of Historic Resources - Richmond, VA
Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program
Kim Niewolny - Program Director and Extension Specialist - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP)
- Mechanicsville, VA
Virginia Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Firewise Community Grants
Virginia Department of Fire Programs - Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program
- Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Land Conservation Foundation
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund
- Warrenton, VA
Virginia Recreational Trails Fund
Kristal McKelvey - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
- Arlington, VA
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Grassland Conservation Reserve Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Highly Fractionated Indian Land Loan Program
Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Indian Tribal Land Acquisition Loan Program
Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA - Washington, DC
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
- Washington, DC
Rangeland Analysis Platform (RAP)
USDA Agricultural Research Service - Missoula, MT
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Virginia Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loan Program
- Richmond, VA
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Washington, DC
Appalachian Plant Materials Center
- Alderson, WV
Cape May Plant Materials Center
- Cape May Court House, NJ
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
- Washington, DC
Conservation Solutions, LLC
Palmer Brock - Greenwood, MS
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
- Washington, DC
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS - Washington, DC
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
- Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA NRCS - Washington, DC
EQIP Organic Initiative
- Washington, DC
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Healthy Forest Reserve Program
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Washington, DC
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS - Washington, DC
Longleaf Pine Initiative
NRCS - Washington, DC
Michael LaMana, CF, RCA
LaMana Consulting Foresters - Principal Forester - Mount Laurel, NJ
NRCS National Water Quality Initiative
- Washington, DC
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
- Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Virginia Conservation Stewardship Program
John A. Bricker, State Conservationist - USDA-NRCS - Richmond, VA
Virginia Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Patrick Vincent - Richmond, VA
Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Service
Edwin Martinez-Martinez - State Conservationist - Richmond, VA
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP)
Lisa McCauley - Program Manager - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Kansas City, MO
Christopher Warren
USDA/Rural Development - Business Grant & Loan Analyst - Washington, DC
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Farmers Market Promotion Program
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Rural Development Loan Programs
USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
- Washington, DC
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
- Stoneville, MS
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development - Washington, DC
Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Eric Bendfeldt - Virginia Tech - Harrisonburg, VA

 Farm Best Management Practices

   
Show Articles on Farm Best Management Practices (34)
Working Lands For Wildlife
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Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

 

Reducing Woody Encroachment in Grasslands: A Guide for Understanding Risk and Vulnerability
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A new guide, produced through a partnership between public university extension programs in the Great Plains, the USDA-NRCS’s Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW), the USDA-NRCS’s Central National Technology Support Center (CNTSC), and various other conservation partners, provides the first-ever framework for addressing woody encroachment, now recognized as one of the top two drivers of grassland loss in the Great Plains.

 

ACP (Asian Citrus Psyllid)/HLB (Huanglongbing Disease) Distribution and Management

 

Regenerative Agriculture
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Watch and listen as this expert panel discusses the current state of agriculture and conservation in today's world. Moderated by Alex Echols this panel provides insight and information on the current state of agricultural practices.

 

Cattlemen’s Land Trust at the Forefront of Conservation
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Watch and listen to an on-the-ground panel of experts talk about the relationship of how ranchers and conservationists work together provides successful conservation outcomes while keeping working lands working.

 

Agrilyst Inc.

Agrilyst is a web-based software platform that helps indoor farms manage their crops and gain data-driven insights to make more profitable production decisions.

Run your farm optimally at all times. With Agrilyst, you can create quick and easy seeding plans from templates for each of your crops. Built for indoor operations, templates make it simple to schedule cut-and-come again varieties, partial harvests, vine harvests, and more. Seeding plans sync automatically with tasks so everyone in your facility knows what to do every day.

Contact Information

Address:

68 Jay St., Suite 201

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:

(646) 878-6840

Email:

info@agrilyst.com

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

 

Stream Crossing
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Learn about small scale solutions for your farm with this instructional pamphlet.

 

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

 

How to Compost and Use Horse Manure- A Step-By-Step Guide for Horse Owners
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Provides essential steps for building and using a horse manure composting system that can be managed without the aid of a tractor. This system is intended for backyard or small farm (ranchette) operations with 1 to 5 horses.

 

Creating & Using a Sacrifice Area for Horses- A Good Start for Healthy Pastures
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A sacrifice area is any small enclosure intended to be a horse's outdoor living quarters during the winter and spring. These areas can improve the health and productivity of pastures.

 

Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

 

How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
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There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

 

Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

 

Southern Organic Resource Guide - A Reference Handbook of Organic Resources in the South
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Includes: Certification Agencies • Educational and Outreach Resources • Certified Organic Operations • Suppliers of Inputs fo ...

 

Managing Manure Nutrients at Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

A lengthy document from EPA (2004), Managing Manure contains information pertinent to Large CAFOs in the Dairy Cows and Cattle other than Veal Calves and the Swine, Poultry, and Veal Calves subcategories of the final CAFO regulations.

 

Conservation buffers - wildlife benefits in Southeastern agricultural systems
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Conservation buffers such as filter strips, riparian buffers, grassed waterways, and field borders are especially applicable to southeastern landscapes and have multiple environmental benefits while serving to significantly improve wildlife habitats.

 

Working Trees for Agriculture
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Putting trees to work in conservation and production systems for farms, ranches, and nearby communities means planting the right trees, in the right places and in the correct design to achieve desired objectives.

 

Watering Facilities for Managed Grazing Systems
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Drainage Ditch Research Reveals Opportunities for Cleaning Up Runoff
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 Vegetated drainage ditches can help clean up runoff water.

 

Toxicities of Agricultural Pesticides to Selected Aquatic Organisms
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Lists toxicities of many different chemicals and how to reduce the risk of pesticide drift. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

Control of Bird Predation at Aquaculture Facilities
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Strategies and cost estimates for various forms of frightening programs and exclusion or barrier methods of control. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

 

Forage Fish - Introduction and Species
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A discussion of the fish stocked in recreational fishing ponds as food for species such as largemouth bass.  Includes bluegill, redear sunfish, fathead minnow, golden shiner, threadfin shad, and tilapia and other species.

 

Fly Control for Organic Dairies
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This fact sheet provides techniques acceptable for organic and integrated pest management.  It specifically addresses house flies, horn flies, face flies, and stable flies.

 

Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
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A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

 

Verification of Recommended Management Practices for Major Aquaculture Species
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The primary goal of this Southern Regional Aquaculture Center (SRAC) project was to start verification programs in participating states (i.e.

 

Common Farm-raised Baitfish
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Characteristics and requirements of the three most common baitfish in the South: the golden shiner, fathead minnow or goldfish. The Southern Regional Aquaculture Center also lists all their available factsheets online.

 

What is Cage Culture?
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Advantages and disadvantages of one of the four primary methods of aquaculture: ponds, raceways, recirculating systems or cages. The Southern Regional Aquaculture Center also lists all their available factsheets online.

 

Aquaculture - Realities and Potentials When Getting Started
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Important personal, feasibility, and financial factors to consider. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

 

Algal Blooms, Scums and Mats in Ponds
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This brief document is full of photos that will help landowners to determine what form of algae they may have.  It describes the major types, their causes, effects, and what can be done to manage algal blooms.

 

Emerging Issues Regarding Non-Native Species for Aquaculture
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Discusses pathogens and parasites, genetic alterations, and genetically modified organisms. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

 

Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard
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Nutrient Management is defined as the management of the 4R's of Nutrient Management:Right amount (rate), Right source, Right placement (method of application), Right timing of commercial fertilizers, manure, soil amendments, and organic by-products to agricultural landscapes as a source of plant nutrients while protecting local air, soil and water quality.

 

Aeration

The importance of aeration in aquaculture and various methods how to. The Southern Regional Aquaculture Center also lists all their available factsheets online.

 

 Farm Income Opportunities

   
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Local Dirt

Buy, sell and find local food with Local Dirt. How it works, buyers can search and source local food in their area with the added convenience of online ordering. Sellers can easily find new buyers and sell their products online. Local Dirt will even automate your invoicing and track your inventory. Farmer markets, buying clubs and co-ops can automate ordering, inventory, price sheets and invoicing. Click Here!

 

Harvest To Hand

Are you looking for a local harvest festival, farmers market, pick-your-own, locally made products or family-friendly farms? Harvest to Hand is a smartphone app here to help promote a sustainable way of life for local agriculture across the United States (available for iPhone® and Android™ mobile devices). Consumers have easy access to fresh farm products, events and home-spun goods right at their fingertips through our free Harvest to Hand app. Click here to explore the app online. 

 

Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food Programs

 

Fee Fishing - An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

Fee Fishing - Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
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Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

 

AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Taking the First Step - Farm and Ranch Alternative Enterprise and Agritourism Resource Evaluation Guide
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This publication was prepared in response to requests from local advisors, farmers, and ranchers for a simple guide to the first step in identifying alternative income-producing agricultural enterprises and agritourism opportunities.

 

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

 

The Regional Food Hub Resource Guide
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The guide is an extensive collection of information and resources, providing background on everything needed to develop or participate in a regional food hub.

 

Farmer’s Markets

Farmers' markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers.

 

Community Supported Agriculture - What It is and Where to Find It

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is the practice of focusing on the local production of high quality foods with the support of a consumer group that is willing to fund a whole season's budget in order to get quality foods.

 

Southern Organic Resource Guide - A Reference Handbook of Organic Resources in the South
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Includes: Certification Agencies • Educational and Outreach Resources • Certified Organic Operations • Suppliers of Inputs fo ...

 

Grasslands and Carbon - Processes and Trends
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Rebecca McCulley of the University of Kentucky, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences presents this video short course on Grasslands, which make up 30% of the U.S ...

 

Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers
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The Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers, produced by the American Farmland Trust (AFT), provides an overview of available market opportunities for environmental credits and services, how farmers and ranchers can get involved in them, and ways to encourage their continued growth.

 

Regional Food Hubs - Linking Producers to new markets
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This presentation illustrates what the core components of food hubs are; provides examples of  successful food hubs, one urban - La Montanita Co-op Food Market in New Mexico, and one rural - Appalachian Sustainable Development in Virginia; describes the lessons learned to date about coordinating successful food hubs; maps existing and potential food hubs; and, finally, gives the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Regional Food Hub Subcommittees work plan for the future.

 

Selling at Farmers Markets
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Ideas and information to make your venture a success.

 

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

 

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There are 368 resources serving Northern Piedmont Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals serving Northern Piedmont Region
Agritourism
Blue Rag Gardens
Genie Cate - Etlan, VA
Bordeaux Farms
Jacob Dudek - Culpeper, VA
Cameron Mountain Alpacas
Carolyn Hitchcock - Barboursville, VA
Cows-N-Corn
- Midland, VA
Garlic of Eden, LLC
Mureen Kane - Leesburg, VA
Great Country Farms
Mark & Kate Zurschmeide - Bluemont, VA
Green Truck Farm
- Markham, VA
Hartland Farm
- Markham, VA
Heritage Farm Museum of Loudon County
Mary Novotny - Sterling, VA
Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum
Christie C. Love - Sterling, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
Spring Gate Farm
Jane McKinney - Barboursville, VA
The Corn Maze in The Plains
Kate and Hub Knott - The Plains, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
Ticonderoga Farms, Inc.
- Chantilly, VA
Conservation Credit Markets
Blue Source
- Cottonwood Heights, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Brian T. Chase
Spotts Fain - Director, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Chestnut Carbon Solutions
- New York, NY
Climate Action Reserve
- Los Angeles, CA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
- Redwood City, CA
Ecological Restoration Business Association
- Tysons, VA
Ecosystem Marketplace
- Washington, DC
Ecosystem Services Exchange
Paul Sweeney - Director of Conservation Planning - Alexandria, VA
Ecosystem Services Market Consortium
Debbie Reed - Executive Director - Falls Church, VA
EP Carbon
- Berkeley, CA
Falling Springs, LLC
- Richmond, VA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Works
- Berkeley, CA
Forest Trends
- Washington, DC
Grassroots Carbon
- San Antonio, TX
GrassrootsCarbon-PastureMap
PastureMap - San Antonio, TX
Green Assets, Inc
- Wilmington, NC
Indigo Ag
- Boston, MA
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Meade A. Spotts
Spotts Fain - Attorney, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Soil Value Exchange, PBLLC
- Houston, TX
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
Unique Places Conservation
Michael Scisco - Conservation & Mitigation Specialist - Albuquerque, NM
Conservation Districts
Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District
- Culpeper, VA
John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District
- Warrenton, VA
Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District
- Leesburg, VA
Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Kendall Elaine Tyree, Ph.D. - Executive Director - Mechanicsville, VA
Cooperative Extension
Culpeper County Extension
- Culpeper, VA
Fauquier County Extension
- Warrenton, VA
Greene County Extension
- Stanardsville, VA
Loudoun County Extension
- Leesburg, VA
Madison County Extension
- Madison, VA
Northern District Office
Virginia Cooperative Extension - Harrisonburg, VA
Orange County Extension
- Orange, VA
Rapidan River Master Gardener
Debbie Dillion - Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, Horticulture - Culpeper, VA
Rappahannock County Extension
- Washington, VA
Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Blacksburg, VA
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force
Dr. Susan Pasko - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Ecological Services Program - Baileys Crossroads, VA
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
- Baileys Crossroads, VA
Fish Passage Program - Northeast Region
- Hadley, MA
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
Silvana Yaroschuk - MSCGP Program Manager - Washington, DC
National Fish Passage Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Nationwide Candidate Conservation Agreement for Monarch Butterfly on Energy and Transportation Lands
University of Illinois at Chicago - Chicago, IL
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Virginia
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Gloucester, VA
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
Sandra Keppner
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Regional AIS Coordinator - Basom, NY
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, VA
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program
- Falls Church, VA
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
Ecotourism
Blandy Experimental Farm
- Boyce, VA
Bull Run Mountains Conservancy
Michael Kieffer - Executive Director - Broad Run, VA
Bull Run Mountains Natural Area Preserve
Mike Lott, Northern Region Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Natural Heritage - Broad Run, VA
C.F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Remington, VA
Go Outdoors Virginia
Department of Game & Inland Fisheries - HQ - Henrico, VA
Rapidan Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Stanardsville, VA
Sky Meadows State Park
- Delaplane, VA
Thompson Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Markham, VA
Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Richmond, VA
Virginia Civil War Trails Program
- Williamsburg, VA
Virginia Green
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - Richmond, VA
Weston Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Casanova, VA
Whitney State Forest
- Warrenton, VA
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Brian Stockman - Executive Vice President and CEO - Glendale, CO
Forest Safety Products
- Van Hornesville, NY
Go Native Tree Farm
John Rosenfeld - Owner - Lancaster, PA
John Shipley
Carolina Forestry Inc. - Manager Winston-Salem, NC Office - Winston-Salem, NC
Robert C. Crane
Woodland Management Service - Consulting Forester - Stevens Point, WI
San Pedro Ranch
Chase Currie - Carrizo Springs, TX
The Land Group
- Salisbury, MD
Food Hubs and Farmers Markets
Archwood Green Barns Farmers Market
- The Plains, VA
Ashburn Farmers Market
- Hamilton, VA
Blue Ridge Produce Company
Mark Seale - CEO - Elkwood, VA
Bluemont Farmers Market
- Bluemont, VA
Brossman's Farm Stand
- Lucketts, VA
Butterfly Hill Farm Store
- Waterford, VA
Cascades Farmers Market
Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Association - Hamilton, VA
CEA Farms
- Purcellville, VA
Crooked Run Orchard
- Purcellville, VA
Culpeper Downtown Farmer's Market
- Culpeper, VA
Eastern Orange County Farmers Market
Donald Jennings - Orange, VA
Eatloco Brambleton Marketplace
- Ashburn, VA
EatLoCo Farmers Market at One Loudoun
- Ashburn, VA
EatLoCo Farmers Market Brambleton
- Brambleton, VA
Eatloco One Loudoun Marketplace
- Ashburn, VA
Farmer John's Fruit & Vegetable Market
- Leesburg, VA
Farmers and Makers at Williams Gap
- Round Hill, VA
Farmers Market at Wheatland Spring Farm
- Waterford, VA
Farmfarm Market
- Delaplane, VA
Fields of Athenry
Elaine Boland - Owner - Middleburg, VA
Fort Bacon Farm
- Purcellville, VA
Georges Mill Farm Artisan Cheese
- Lovettsville, VA
Greene Farmers Market
Contact: Greene County Economic Development and Tourism - Stanardsville, VA
Haymarket Thursday Afternoon Market
Kathryn Willis - Broad Run, VA
Hillsboro Farmers Market at the Old Stone School
Alexa Warthen - Hillsboro, VA
Homestead 1870
- Hillsboro, VA
Leesburg Farmer’s Market
- Hamilton, VA
Leesburg Farmers Market
- Leesburg, VA
Long Stone Farm
- Lovettsville, VA
Madison County Farmers Market
- Madison, VA
Middleburg Community Farmers Market
- Middleburg, VA
Middleburg Community Market
- Middleburg, VA
Middleburg Farmers Market
- Middleburg, VA
Orange County Farmers Market
- Orange, VA
Paige's Pit Stop
- Waterford, VA
Potomac Vegetable Farms
- Purcellville, VA
Providence Veterans Farm
James Mcleod - Concord, VA
Roots 657
- Leesburg, VA
So Bee It! Apiary
- Maurertown, VA
Southern Fauquier Farmers Market
- Bealeton, VA
Spring House Farm
- Hamilton, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
The Wellness Connection Farmers Market
- Aldie, VA
Village at Leesburg Wednesday Market
- Leesburg, VA
Warrenton Farmers Market - Saturday Market
- Warrenton, VA
Warrenton Farmers Market - Wednesday Market
- Warrenton, VA
Western Loudoun Farmers Market
- Purcellville, VA
Willowsford Farm
- Ashburn, VA
FSA Local Offices
Fauquier County Farm Service Agency
Farm Service Agency - Warrenton Service Center - Warrenton, VA
Orange County Farm Service Agency
Farm Service Agency - Orange Service Center - Orange, VA
Grant Programs
Acres for America
Thomas E. Kelsch - Vice President, Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund - Washington, DC
Bring Back the Natives
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Portland, OR
Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund: Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Program
- Washington, DC
Clean Trail Grant Program
Leah Leitch - Grant Outreach - ExtremeTerrain.com - Malvern, PA
Clean Water Act Section 319
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Grants
Food Animal Concerns Trust - Chicago, IL
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farmers Market Promotion Program
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - Washington, DC
Fauquier County Farmland Purchase of Development Rights Program
- Warrenton, VA
FishAmerica Foundation
Ruth Jackson - Grants Manager - Alexandria, VA
Forest Stewardship Program (FSP)
Andrea Giardina - Landowner Assistance Programs Natural Resource Specialist - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Longleaf Landscape Stewardship Fund
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Mark Howell
Grounded Truths LLC - Director/Emergency & Fire Mgmt Specialist - Doniphan, MO
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Monarch Butterfly Fund
- Madison, WI
Money for Mitigation Grant Program Virgina
John Miller - Chief, Resource Protection - Charlottesville, VA
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
Silvana Yaroschuk - MSCGP Program Manager - Washington, DC
National Wildlife Refuge Friends
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
- Washington, DC
Organic Farming Research Foundation
- Santa Cruz, CA
Perennial Fund
- Boulder, CO
Restore America's Estuaries
- Arlington, VA
SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program
Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. - Washington, DC
The Conservation Alliance
John Sterling - Executive Director - Bend, OR
The FruitGuys Community Fund
Chris Mittelstaedt - Founder and Project Director - South San Francisco, CA
The Fund for Wild Nature
- La Canada, CA
The Meateater Land Access Initiative
Meat EaterMT
The Summerlee Foundation
Lynne Starnes - Director of Administration - Dallas, TX
The Virginia Lakes & Watersheds Association
- Chantilly, VA
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development - Washington, DC
Virginia Farmland Preservation Fund
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Firewise Community Grants
Virginia Department of Fire Programs - Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Eric Bendfeldt - Virginia Tech - Harrisonburg, VA
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS - Washington, DC
NRCS Local Offices
Culpeper Service Center
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Culpeper, VA
Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Service
Edwin Martinez-Martinez - State Conservationist - Richmond, VA
Warrenton Service Center
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Warrenton, VA
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
USDA Rural Development - Virginia Office
- Richmond, VA
Small Farm Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kim L. Niewolny, Ph.D. - Associate Professor | Community Education and Development - Blacksburg, VA
Blue Ridge Woodsworks
Arielle Claflin - Owner - Madison, VA
Conor Bredder
Bredder Land Management - Owner - Stanardsville, VA
Culpepper County Farm Bureau
- Culpeper, VA
Ellen Polishuk
Plant to Profit - Clarksburg, MD
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Culpeper Branch
Becky Ramsey - Branch Manager - Culpeper, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Leesburg Branch
Marilyn Adams - Branch Manager - Leesburg, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Orange Branch
Stephanie Hensley - Branch Manager - Orange, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Warrenton Branch
Susan Belford - Branch Manager - Warrenton, VA
Fauquier County Farm Bureau
- Warrenton, VA
Greene County Farm Bureau
- Ruckersville, VA
Loudoun County Farm Bureau
- Purcellville, VA
Madison County Farm Bureau
- Madison, VA
Orange County Farm Bureau
- Orange, VA
Providence Veterans Farm
James Mcleod - Concord, VA
Rappahannock County Farm Bureau
- Sperryville, VA
Slow Money Central Virginia
- Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
- Richmond, VA
State Funding / Technical Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kim L. Niewolny, Ph.D. - Associate Professor | Community Education and Development - Blacksburg, VA
Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program
- Richmond, VA
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Chesapeake Forest Fund Tree Planting Program
Jenny McGarvey - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
- Arlington, VA
Deer Management Assistance Program
- Forest, VA
Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture
Stephen G. Perry - Coordinator - Sanbornton, NH
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Program
- Charlottesville, VA
John Miller
Director of Fire and Emergency Response - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Money for Mitigation Grant Program Virgina
John Miller - Chief, Resource Protection - Charlottesville, VA
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
- Clemson, SC
Northeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Burlington, VT
Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Program
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Project WILD - Virginia
Courtney Hallacher - Project WILD Coordinator - Henrico, VA
Quail Habitat Recovery Cost-Share Program
- Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Rappahannock County Farmland Protection Program
Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors - Washington, VA
Reforestation of Timberlands Program
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Riparian Forest Buffer Tax Credit
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Small Farms Nutrient Management Program
Tad Williams - Dairy and Small Farms Nutrient Management Specialist - Richmond, VA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
- Aiken, SC
TERRA Grant Program
Emily White - Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Charlottesville, VA
Terry Lasher
Assistant State Forester - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
The Chesapeake Bay Program
Dana Aunkst - Director - Annapolis, MD
USDA Rural Development - Virginia Office
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural BMP Cost Share (VACS) Program
Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water - Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural BMP Tax Credit Program
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water - Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural Stewardship Program
Darrell Marshall - Agricultural Stewardship Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund
Virginia Department of Historic Resources - Richmond, VA
Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program
Kim Niewolny - Program Director and Extension Specialist - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP)
- Mechanicsville, VA
Virginia Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Firewise Community Grants
Virginia Department of Fire Programs - Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program
- Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Land Conservation Foundation
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund
- Warrenton, VA
Virginia Recreational Trails Fund
Kristal McKelvey - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
- Arlington, VA
Sustainable Ag / Community Supported Agriculture
5 Riders Farm
Kristin Rider - Orange, VA
AgrAbility Virginia
Kim L. Niewolny, Ph.D. - Associate Professor | Community Education and Development - Blacksburg, VA
Allegheny Mountain Institute
Susan Erhardt - Staunton, VA
Ayrshire Farm
- Upperville, VA
Berrey Hill Farm
- Madison, VA
Bliss Point Farm
Sarah Lanzman - Dyke, VA
Blue Ridge Center CSA
Christine Qualls - Purcelville, VA
Blue Ridge Natural Beef
Jim Call - Stanardsville, VA
Blue Ridge Produce Company
Mark Seale - CEO - Elkwood, VA
Buck Wild Woods Farm & Forestry
- Colonial Beach, VA
Bull Run Mountain Farm
Leigh Hauter - The Plains, VA
Cair Paravel Enterprises
Whitt & Martha Ledford - Stanardsville, VA
Countless Blessings Farm
Daniel & Michaela Chiles - Culpeper, VA
Cows-N-Corn
- Midland, VA
Crowfoot Farm
Kevin & Rachel Summers - Amissville, VA
FreshFarm Markets
- Washington, DC
Gardens at the White Lotus
David VanDerveer - Stanardsville, VA
Gardens of khmet
Khalil Hassan - Madison, VA
Gold Hill Blueberry Farm
DWIGHT BOSTON - Unionville, VA
Great Country Farms
Mark & Kate Zurschmeide - Bluemont, VA
Green Truck Farm
- Markham, VA
Happy Branch Farm
Virginia Ashley - Gordonsville, VA
Hartland Farm
- Markham, VA
Laurel Hill Trout Farm, Inc.
Formerly Virginia Trout Company - Monterey, VA
Liberty Mills Farm, LLC
Kent & Evie Woods - Somerset, VA
Lost Corner Farm
Avis Renshaw - Leesburg, VA
Miller Farms Market
Ben Miller - Locust Grove, VA
Monte Vista Farm
Patrick and Jessica Fenn - Stanardsville, VA
Moutoux Orchard
Rob Moutoux - Purcelville, VA
Msingi Farm
- Orange, VA
Planet Earth Diversified
Michael Clark - Stanardsville, VA
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Potter Family Farm
- Lexington, VA
Ray's Virginia Produce
Ray Herndon - Montpelier Station, VA
Retreat Farm
Cindy Gillan - Rapidan, VA
RVA Goats and Honey
Kristi Orcutt - Chesterfield, WA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
Slow Money Central Virginia
- Charlottesville, VA
So Bee It! Apiary
- Maurertown, VA
Spring Gate Farm
Jane McKinney - Barboursville, VA
Sprouting Roots Farm
- Leesburg, VA
Stoneybrook Farm
Jeff Weaver - Hillsboro, VA
Tall Oaks Nursery
- Mt. Jackson, VA
The Farm at Sunnyside
Stacey Carlberg - Farm Manager - Washington, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
The Market at Grelen
Leslie Gregg - Somerset, VA
Ticonderoga Farms, Inc.
- Chantilly, VA
US Tobacco Cooperative, Inc.
- Raleigh, NC
Vanguard Ranch LTD
Renard Turner - Gordonsville, VA
Virginia Association for Biological Farming
Sue Ellen Johnson - Executive Director - Roanoke, VA
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Farm to Table
Eric S. Bendfeldt Extension Specialist, Community Viability - Virginia Cooperative Extension Northern District Office - Harrisonburg, VA
Virginia Food Works
- Farmville, VA
Virginia Forage and Grassland Council
- Crewe, VA
Virginia No-Till Alliance
Doug Horn - Harrisonburg, VA
Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Eric Bendfeldt - Virginia Tech - Harrisonburg, VA
Wallace Center at Winrock International
- Arlington, VA
Waterpenny Farm
- Sperryville, VA
Willowlyn Farms Produce LLC
Matt Eustace - Catlett, VA
Wolf Creek Farm
John Whiteside - Madison, VA
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Grassland Conservation Reserve Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Highly Fractionated Indian Land Loan Program
Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Indian Tribal Land Acquisition Loan Program
Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA - Washington, DC
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
- Washington, DC
Rangeland Analysis Platform (RAP)
USDA Agricultural Research Service - Missoula, MT
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Virginia Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loan Program
- Richmond, VA
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Washington, DC
Appalachian Plant Materials Center
- Alderson, WV
Cape May Plant Materials Center
- Cape May Court House, NJ
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
- Washington, DC
Conservation Solutions, LLC
Palmer Brock - Greenwood, MS
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
- Washington, DC
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS - Washington, DC
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
- Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA NRCS - Washington, DC
EQIP Organic Initiative
- Washington, DC
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Healthy Forest Reserve Program
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Washington, DC
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS - Washington, DC
Longleaf Pine Initiative
NRCS - Washington, DC
Michael LaMana, CF, RCA
LaMana Consulting Foresters - Principal Forester - Mount Laurel, NJ
NRCS National Water Quality Initiative
- Washington, DC
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
- Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Virginia Conservation Stewardship Program
John A. Bricker, State Conservationist - USDA-NRCS - Richmond, VA
Virginia Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Patrick Vincent - Richmond, VA
Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Service
Edwin Martinez-Martinez - State Conservationist - Richmond, VA
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP)
Lisa McCauley - Program Manager - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Kansas City, MO
Christopher Warren
USDA/Rural Development - Business Grant & Loan Analyst - Washington, DC
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Farmers Market Promotion Program
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Rural Development Loan Programs
USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
- Washington, DC
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
- Stoneville, MS
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development - Washington, DC
Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Eric Bendfeldt - Virginia Tech - Harrisonburg, VA

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Rural Americans matter—a lot—to the fate of U.S. environmental policy. Not only do farmers, ranchers, and forest owners manage huge portions of American lands and watersheds, but rural voters also have an outsized impact on national policy.

 

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The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

 

Planning the Future of Your Farm: A Workbook Supporting Farm Transfer Decisions, Virginia Edition
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The Planning the Future of Your Farm: A Workbook Supporting Farm Transfer Decisions, Virginia Edition has been developed to help Virginia families who own farm, forest and horticulture lands and desire to keep their land in production and/or in their family as it passes to the next generation.

 

Virginia Farm Link

Virginia Farm Link, a program of the Office of Farmland Preservation, is a program designed to help two important segments of the commonwealth's farm community:

  • Farmers and landowners who are facing retirement and want to see their businesses continue and their land stay in production; and
  • Beginning and expanding farmers who are in search of business arrangements through which they can acquire land, equipment, experience and access to the knowledge of seasoned producers

As established in §3.2-202 of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Farm Link program shall provide, but not be limited to the following:

  1. assistance in the preparation of business plans for the transition of business interests;
  2. assistance in the facilitation of transfers of existing properties and agricultural operations to interested buyers;
  3. information on innovative farming methods and techniques; and
  4. research assistance on agricultural, financial, marketing, and other matters.

Contact Information
Virginia Farm Link Program
102 Governor Street Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: 804-786-1906                                                  
E-Mail: farmlinkadmin@vdacs.virginia.gov

 

Smart Ag

Our vision at Smart Ag is to become the autonomous farming platform of choice in a driverless future.

In our opinion, the smartest way to solve the huge worldwide challenge of feeding a fast growing population is to empower farmers to complete operations faster, more consistently and with less labor than ever before, we believe they can unlock the potential of the land better than anyone else. With the correct tools, technology and knowledge, farmers can do the seemingly impossible.

Our goal is to give farmers the technology to operate smarter and eliminate the choice between what is best for their farm and constraints like available labor, brands of equipment or the cost of larger machinery. That is why our first product AutoCart can be used with an operator in the grain cart tractor or autonomously and will be compatible with any brand of equipment.

Contact Us

2710 S. Loop Drive

Ames, IA 50010

(515) 599-0346 • info@smart-ag.com

 

Agrilyst Inc.

Agrilyst is a web-based software platform that helps indoor farms manage their crops and gain data-driven insights to make more profitable production decisions.

Run your farm optimally at all times. With Agrilyst, you can create quick and easy seeding plans from templates for each of your crops. Built for indoor operations, templates make it simple to schedule cut-and-come again varieties, partial harvests, vine harvests, and more. Seeding plans sync automatically with tasks so everyone in your facility knows what to do every day.

Contact Information

Address:

68 Jay St., Suite 201

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:

(646) 878-6840

Email:

info@agrilyst.com

 

How to receive conservation assistance from NRCS
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Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? NRCS offers technical and financial assistance to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Forage Information System

The Forage Information System, provided by Oregon State University is a resource for forage-related topics, including Extension, research, and teaching.

 

Geospatial Data Gateway

The Geospatial Data Gateway (GDG) provides access to a map library of over 100 high resolution vector and raster layers in the Geospatial Data Warehouse. It is the One Stop Source for environmental and natural resources data, at any time, from anywhere, to anyone. It allows you to choose your area of interest, browse and select data, customize the format, then review and download. 

This service is made available through a close partnership between the three Service Center Agencies (SCA); Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD).

 

Greenbook Plant Protection Product Search

Greenbook.net has an extensive database of chemical product information that you can use to help control unwanted plants. You can search by plant name and the database will list what chemicals you could use. If you need to know more about a specific chemical, you can type it in and search for product info. You need to register with the site to get the detailed information.  Some chemicals require a pesticide license.

 

goCrop

Take farming further with goCrop™

goCrop uses integrated web and mobile applications to help farmers plan, analyze and report nutrient management practices with streamlined speed. Designed by farmers who understand the virtue of efficiency, goCrop keeps you focused on farming.

The app is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Learn more

 

Fieldprint Calculator

The Fieldprint Calculator is a free online tool for growers to voluntarily and securely analyze how their management choices impact natural resources and operational efficiency. Field To Market has developed the Calculator as an easy way to find out how your current land use, energy use, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil loss compare with state and national averages.

 

 

 

 

Farmland Information Center (FIC)

 

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book contains a catalog of Agribusinesses as well as Regional, State, Local Listings of Agri-Bureaus, Agencies, Associations and Organizations (Government and Private Sectors). Click here.

 

Annie's Project

Annie's Project offers a variety of extension classes across the country that educate farm women on risk management. The classes empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Click here to see courses offered in your state.

 

Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

 

Cover Crop Economics Tool

The Cover Crop Economics Tool is a user-friendly economic assessment tool to assess the costs and benefits of incorporating cover crops into a crop rotation. The tool assesses both the short term and long term expected costs and benefits. For questions, please contact Bryon Kirwan, bryon.kirwan@il.usda.gov.

Download: Cover Crop Economics Tool

 

Pioneer® Field360™

DuPont Pioneer is bringing the next generation of powerful Web-based field management tools to growers with the introduction of Pioneer® Field360™ Select software. This new subscription service combines field-by-field data with real-time agronomic and weather information to help growers make informed management decisions.  Check out Field360 Select.

"Pioneer®Field360 Select software guides growers to better use the field data they have collected, currently and in prior years, to increase farm productivity and profitability," says Justin Heath, DuPont Pioneer new services manager.

UPDATE:

The Pioneer® Field360™ website is no longer available. EncircaSM Services is the current DuPont Pioneer program that combines the latest technology for weather, soils, agronomy and analytics to help agricultural producers maximize crop yields and reduce risk. Contact your DuPont Pioneer Sales Professional for more information.

 

AgBizEnvironment™

AgBizEnvironment gives you the ability to account for environmental impacts when analyzing business decisions.

AgBizEnvironment utilizes various components to measure and track environmental aspects of crop and livestock production. Aspects include pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer, and energy use, as well as tillage and land management practices. Combined with other AgBiz Logic tools, users can compare environmental, economic and financial tradeoffs.

An example of a component utilized by AgBizEnvironment is the Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ) developed by Cornell University. The EIQ measures the effect of various pesticides and herbicides on consumers, workers, and ecosystems.

Learn more about EIQ and other AgBizEnvironment components when you sign up for AgBiz Logic.

 

AgLease™

AgLease™ is a computer program designed to assist growers and landowners establish equitable crop share and cash rent lease agreements. With AgLease™ you can easily comprehend and evaluate the potential risks associated with annual and long-term leases, reevaluate current leases, or changing cropping systems. AgLease™ estimatesmachinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility for a crop share and cash rent lease.

AgLease™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

View the AgLease™ Presentation

 

AgFinance™

AgFinance™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions on a whole farm and ranch basis. You can load scenario files from AgProfit™ and AgLease™ into AgFinance™ to analyze your farm’s financial ratios and performance measures, which include working liquidity, solvency, profitability, debt repayment capacity, and efficiency. You can change the number of units in each scenario and observe the financial effects of implementing technologies, adding value to your products, conservation practices, changing cropping systems or livestock enterprises, or leasing additional land.  Visit AgFinance™

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

 

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

 

National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

 

2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

 

Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

 

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
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This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

 

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

 

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities - A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

 

AgPlan™

AgPlan™ helps rural business owners develop a business plan. To use AgPlan you first need to register and setup a password to access your business plan.  Once you have registered, you can login to AgPlan using your email address and your password.
Everyone can use AgPlan—for FREE.

  • Develop your own business plan
  • Learn what you need to include in your plan with Tips & Resources
  • View Sample business plans for ideas
  • Share your plan—print, download and work with your own Reviewers

AgPlan™ is brought to you by the Center for Farm Financial Management. Regents of the University of Minnesota

 

Forest Loss on the Rebound - Sustaining Investments for America's Natural Resource Future
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Cool Farm Tool

The Cool Farm Tool (CFT) is an online greenhouse gas calculator that is free for growers to help them measure the carbon footprint of crop and livestock products. The CFT is an online, farm-level greenhouse gas emissions calculator based on empirical research from a broad range of published data sets. It is designed to be intuitive and easy to complete based on information that a farmer will have readily available. Click here to go to the Cool Farm Tool

 

Show Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals (385)
There are 385 resources serving Northern Piedmont Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals serving Northern Piedmont Region
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
Azelis Agricultural & Environmental Solutions
- Shreveport, LA
Charles L. Thornton
General Delivery - Radiant, VA
Conor Bredder
Bredder Land Management - Owner - Stanardsville, VA
Elizabeth E.B. Flory
- Bedford, VA
James Glover Gilliam
Southern States Cooperative - Ruckersville, VA
Jason Michael Franti
Apex Environmental, Inc. - Project Manager - Rixeyville, VA
Kevin Powell
Orange Madison Co-op - Territorial Sales Manager - Somerset, VA
Marcus W. McDonald
James River Equipment - Intergrated Solutions Manager - Goldvein, VA
Steven C. Jones
Culpeper Co-op - Field Sales Rep - Culpeper, VA
Tellus Agronomics
Allison Wickham - Account Manager - Orange, VA
Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
- Richmond, VA
Conservation Districts
Culpeper Soil and Water Conservation District
- Culpeper, VA
John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District
- Warrenton, VA
Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District
- Leesburg, VA
Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Kendall Elaine Tyree, Ph.D. - Executive Director - Mechanicsville, VA
Cooperative Extension
Culpeper County Extension
- Culpeper, VA
Fauquier County Extension
- Warrenton, VA
Greene County Extension
- Stanardsville, VA
Loudoun County Extension
- Leesburg, VA
Madison County Extension
- Madison, VA
Northern District Office
Virginia Cooperative Extension - Harrisonburg, VA
Orange County Extension
- Orange, VA
Rapidan River Master Gardener
Debbie Dillion - Agriculture & Natural Resources Agent, Horticulture - Culpeper, VA
Rappahannock County Extension
- Washington, VA
Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Blacksburg, VA
Farm Equipment Sales and Service
Agri Drain
- Adair, IA
Conservis
- Minneapolis, MN
Forest Safety Products
- Van Hornesville, NY
Freight Farms
- Boston, MA
Livestock Water Recycling
- Calgary, AB
On Target Spray Systems
Progressive Grower Technologies, Inc. - Mt. Angel, OR
Solutions in the Land, LLC
- Kenosha, WI
TriEst Irrigation
- Darlington, SC
TriEst Irrigation
- Darlington, SC
UAV-IQ
- Los Angeles, CA
Weather Shack
John Fillmore - Roanoke, VA
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers
Brian Stockman - Executive Vice President and CEO - Glendale, CO
Forest Safety Products
- Van Hornesville, NY
Go Native Tree Farm
John Rosenfeld - Owner - Lancaster, PA
John Shipley
Carolina Forestry Inc. - Manager Winston-Salem, NC Office - Winston-Salem, NC
Robert C. Crane
Woodland Management Service - Consulting Forester - Stevens Point, WI
San Pedro Ranch
Chase Currie - Carrizo Springs, TX
The Land Group
- Salisbury, MD
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Use Tax Program
- Montpelier, VT
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Land Preservation Tax Credit
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Managed Forest Law
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Madison, WI
Native Prairie and Wildlife Habitat - Property Tax Benefits
- Des Moines, IA
Native Prairie Tax Exemption Program
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - St Paul, MN
Open Space Conservation - Property Tax Benefits
- Crownsville, MD
Reforestation Tax Credit Program
- Oregon Department of Forestry - Salem, OR
Sage Advisors, LLC
- West Chester, PA
Waterfowl Restoration Program
- Cambridge, MD
Federal Incentives
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farmers Market Promotion Program
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - Washington, DC
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Money for Mitigation Grant Program Virgina
John Miller - Chief, Resource Protection - Charlottesville, VA
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
- Washington, DC
Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program
U.S. Department of Defense - Washington, DC
FSA Local Offices
Fauquier County Farm Service Agency
Farm Service Agency - Warrenton Service Center - Warrenton, VA
Orange County Farm Service Agency
Farm Service Agency - Orange Service Center - Orange, VA
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
- Adair, IA
DripWorks
- Willits, CA
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
TriEst Irrigation
- Darlington, SC
TriEst Irrigation
- Darlington, SC
Mapping/Cartographic and GIS services
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
David Anderton
American Forest Management - Region Manager - Richmond, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
James D. Funk
Forest Synergy, LLC - Locust Grove, VA
Mason, Bruce & Girard
- Portland, OR
Mason, Bruce & Girard
Certified Forester (Forestry Consultants) - Portland, OR
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
William L. Braford
Blue Chip Forestry - Forester - Natural Bridge Station, VA
Mediators
Design Workshop
Anna Laybourn - Principal - Aspen, CO
Dr. Lorenzo Sanchez-Diamond
Sanchez-Diamond Consulting - Senior Partner - Long Beach, CA
Michael LaMana, CF, RCA
LaMana Consulting Foresters - Principal Forester - Mount Laurel, NJ
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
NRCS Local Offices
Culpeper Service Center
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Culpeper, VA
Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Service
Edwin Martinez-Martinez - State Conservationist - Richmond, VA
Warrenton Service Center
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Warrenton, VA
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Evergreen Environmental, LLC
- Wayne, NJ
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Restore America's Estuaries
- Arlington, VA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Virginia Wetland Consulting
Anderson J. Hudson, PWS, PWD - Quinton, VA
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
Abernethy & Spencer Greenhouse
- Purcellville, VA
Almost Eden
John, Bonnie, & Jeff McMillian - Merryville, LA
Appalachian Plant Materials Center
- Alderson, WV
Applewood Seed Company
- Arvada, CO
Bennett's Creek Nursery
- Smithfield, VA
Brent & Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buy Rare Seeds
- San Francisco, CA
Cape May Plant Materials Center
- Cape May Court House, NJ
Clearwater Seeds
- Spokane, WA
Conservation Blueprint
Peter Berthelsen - President - St. Paul, NE
Davids Nursery, LLC
David Tankard - Exmore, VA
Dropseed Native Plant Nursery
- Goshen, KY
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
Evergreen Landscape Nursery
Ron Rusk - Evensville, TN
Fast Growing Trees
- Fort Mill, SC
Heritage Flower Farm
- Mukwonago, WI
Holland Wildflower Farm
Bob and Julie Holland - Elkins, AR
IFCO Seedlings
- Moultrie, GA
Itasca Ladyslipper Farm
Carol Steele - Grand Rapids, MN
Johnny's Selected Seeds
- Winslow, ME
Joyful Butterfly
- Blackstock, SC
Lancaster Farms, Inc.
- Suffolk, VA
Lilley Farms & Nursery, Inc.
- Chesapeake, VA
Live Monarch Foundation
- Blairsville, GA
McKay Nursery Company
- Waterloo, WI
Mellow Marsh Farm
- Siler City, NC
Mesa Garden
Steven Brack - Belen, NM
Mobjack Nurseries, Inc.
- Foster, VA
Natural Communities Native Plants
- Batavia, IL
Nicholls Gardens
- Gainesville, VA
Piedmont Nursery LLC
- Markham, VA
Pinelands Nursery Inc
Fran Chismar - Toano, VA
Riverside Nursery Inc
- Salem, VA
Rocky Creek Nurseries, Inc.
- Lucedale, MS
Shreckhise Nurseries
Daniel Shreckhise - Grottoes, VA
Spring Hill Nurseries
- Harrison, OH
The Natural Garden
Karl Shank - Harrisonburg, VA
The Right Seed
- Hooper, NE
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Windy Hill Plant Farm
Karen - Aldie, VA
Soil / Water Testing Labs
DBSA Soil Testing & Research Laboratory
Joleen Hines - Laboratory Manager - Albuquerque, NM
EarthOptics
- Arlington, VA
KETOS
- Milpitas, CA
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
TPS Lab - Your Crop's Dieticians
- Edinburg, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kim L. Niewolny, Ph.D. - Associate Professor | Community Education and Development - Blacksburg, VA
Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program
- Richmond, VA
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Chesapeake Forest Fund Tree Planting Program
Jenny McGarvey - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
- Arlington, VA
Deer Management Assistance Program
- Forest, VA
Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture
Stephen G. Perry - Coordinator - Sanbornton, NH
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Program
- Charlottesville, VA
John Miller
Director of Fire and Emergency Response - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Money for Mitigation Grant Program Virgina
John Miller - Chief, Resource Protection - Charlottesville, VA
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
- Clemson, SC
Northeast Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Burlington, VT
Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Program
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Project WILD - Virginia
Courtney Hallacher - Project WILD Coordinator - Henrico, VA
Quail Habitat Recovery Cost-Share Program
- Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Rappahannock County Farmland Protection Program
Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors - Washington, VA
Reforestation of Timberlands Program
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Riparian Forest Buffer Tax Credit
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Small Farms Nutrient Management Program
Tad Williams - Dairy and Small Farms Nutrient Management Specialist - Richmond, VA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
- Aiken, SC
TERRA Grant Program
Emily White - Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Charlottesville, VA
Terry Lasher
Assistant State Forester - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
The Chesapeake Bay Program
Dana Aunkst - Director - Annapolis, MD
USDA Rural Development - Virginia Office
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural BMP Cost Share (VACS) Program
Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water - Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural BMP Tax Credit Program
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water - Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural Stewardship Program
Darrell Marshall - Agricultural Stewardship Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia Battlefield Preservation Fund
Virginia Department of Historic Resources - Richmond, VA
Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program
Kim Niewolny - Program Director and Extension Specialist - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP)
- Mechanicsville, VA
Virginia Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Firewise Community Grants
Virginia Department of Fire Programs - Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program
- Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Land Conservation Foundation
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund
- Warrenton, VA
Virginia Recreational Trails Fund
Kristal McKelvey - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
- Arlington, VA
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Grassland Conservation Reserve Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Highly Fractionated Indian Land Loan Program
Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Indian Tribal Land Acquisition Loan Program
Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA - Washington, DC
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
- Washington, DC
Rangeland Analysis Platform (RAP)
USDA Agricultural Research Service - Missoula, MT
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency - Washington, DC
Virginia Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loan Program
- Richmond, VA
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Washington, DC
Appalachian Plant Materials Center
- Alderson, WV
Cape May Plant Materials Center
- Cape May Court House, NJ
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
- Washington, DC
Conservation Solutions, LLC
Palmer Brock - Greenwood, MS
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
- Washington, DC
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS - Washington, DC
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
- Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
USDA NRCS - Washington, DC
EQIP Organic Initiative
- Washington, DC
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Healthy Forest Reserve Program
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Washington, DC
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS - Washington, DC
Longleaf Pine Initiative
NRCS - Washington, DC
Michael LaMana, CF, RCA
LaMana Consulting Foresters - Principal Forester - Mount Laurel, NJ
NRCS National Water Quality Initiative
- Washington, DC
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
- Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Virginia Conservation Stewardship Program
John A. Bricker, State Conservationist - USDA-NRCS - Richmond, VA
Virginia Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Patrick Vincent - Richmond, VA
Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Service
Edwin Martinez-Martinez - State Conservationist - Richmond, VA
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP)
Lisa McCauley - Program Manager - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Kansas City, MO
Christopher Warren
USDA/Rural Development - Business Grant & Loan Analyst - Washington, DC
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Farmers Market Promotion Program
USDA Agricultural Marketing Service - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
Rural Development Loan Programs
USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
- Washington, DC
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
- Stoneville, MS
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development - Washington, DC
Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Eric Bendfeldt - Virginia Tech - Harrisonburg, VA
Veterinarians - Large Animal
Ada Caruthers
Rappahannock Equine Veterinary Clinic - Locust Grove , VA
Amanda Weakley-Scott
Virginia Herd Health Management Services - DVM - Madison , VA
Brittany Jones
Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates - Purcellville , VA
Elizabeth Vardell
Keswick Equine Clinic - DVM - Gordonsville , VA
Emily Dreher
Tidewater Equine Clinic & Farm Animal Services of Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
Helen Poland
Helen Poland DVM - DVM - Marshall , VA
Ira Gordon
The Oncology Service - DVM - Leesburg , VA
Kiel Hausler
Rose Hill Veterinary Practice, P.C. Large Animal - Washington , VA
Mia Lee
Solstice Equine Veterinary Services - Lovettsville , VA
Michael Erskine
Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center - Leesburg , VA
Monica O'Brien
Rose Hill Veterinary Practice, P.C.-Large Animal - Washington , VA
Patrick Comyn
Virginia Herd Health Management Services PC - DVM - Madison , VA
Rebecca Kramer
Keswick Equine Clinic - DVM - Gordonsville , VA
Shannon DeArmas
Hoof & Paw Veterinary Service - Purcellville , VA
Shauna Riggs
Paradocs Animal Hospital - Other - Locust Grove , VA
Stacy Gravelle
Four Seasons Equine Veterinary Service - BVSc - Orange , VA
Tena Boyd
Old Waterloo Equine Clinic - Warrenton , VA
Thomas Massie
Rose Hill Veterinary Practice, P.C. - Washington , VA
Thomas Paisley
- - Rectortown , VA
Todd Burdick
Burdick Equine Veterinary Service, LLC - Flint Hill , VA
Virginia DeChant
Keswick Equine Clinic - DVM - Gordonsville , VA
William McCormick
Middleburg Equine Clinic, Inc. - Middleburg , VA
Veterinarians - Small Animal
Alissa Trang
Caring Hands Animal Hospital - DVM - Ashburn , VA
Amber Strege
Banfield Pet Hospital, Sterling - Sterling , VA
Anita Walton
Locust Grove Veterinary Clinic - Locust Grove , VA
Anna Hodges
Old Mill Veterinary Hospital - Leesburg , VA
Betsy Henly
Leesburg Veterinary Hospital - Leesburg , VA
Brett Boorstin
CVCA Cardiac Care for Pets - DVM - Leesburg , VA
Bryan Beamer
Blue Ridge Animal Hospital, Inc. - Culpeper , VA
Caroline Godine
Ruckersville Animal Hospital - Ruckersville , VA
Christina Rouse
Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Ashburn - Ashburn , VA
Christopher Bailey
New Baltimore Animal Hospital - Warrenton , VA
Christopher Hussion
Old Mill Veterinary Hospital - Leesburg , VA
Colin Hagan
- - Ruckersville , VA
Courtney Conroy
Aldie Veterinary Hospital - DVM - South Riding , VA
Debbie Hill
Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates - DVM - Purcellville , VA
Deidre Dubissette
Banfield Pet Hospital, Leesburg - DVM - Leesburg , VA
Destiny Coleman
Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Ashburn - VMD - Ashburn , VA
Ebalinna Vaughn
Best Friends Animal Clinic, LLC - Marshall , VA
Elaina Turner
Banfield Pet Hospital, South Riding - Chantilly , VA
Elizabeth Byers
Towne Animal Clinic - Leesburg , VA
Elizabeth Ferguson-Swieter
Banfield Pet Hospital- South Riding - Chantilly , VA
Elizabeth Lloyd
Animal Medical Center of Cascades - Sterling , VA
Gina Pasieka
CVCA Cardiac Care for Pets - Leesburg , VA
Greg Swieter
Banfield Pet Hospital, Leesburg Village Market - DVM - Leesburg , VA
Hamid Moghal
Heritage Animal Hospital - Sterling , VA
Harry Burchard
Amberwood Veterinary Hospital - Culpeper , VA
Heather Trout
New Baltimore Animal Hospital - DVM - Warrenton , VA
Heidi Macey
Banfield Pet Hospital- Leesburg Village Market - DVM - Leesburg , VA
Heike Jung
Designed Animal Healing - DVM - Middleburg , VA
Hunter Hamblen
Clevengers Corner Veterinary Care - Amissville , VA
J. Michael Strickland
Leesburg Veterinary Hospital - Leesburg , VA
Janet Robertson
Ruckersville Animal Hospital - Ruckersville , VA
Jason Bollenbeck
Towne Animal Clinic - Leesburg , VA
Jennifer Griffing
Countryside Animal Clinic - DVM - Sterling , VA
Jennifer Paugh
Banfield Pet Hospital, Sterling - DVM - Sterling , VA
Jennifer Thompson
Banfield Pet Hospital, South Riding - DVM - Chantilly , VA
Jessica Plant
Old Mill Veterinary Hospital - Leesburg , VA
Joan Prasse
Paradocs Animal Hospital - Locust Grove , VA
Jodie Potts
Banfield Pet Hospital, Sterling - Sterling , VA
John Bruzzese
Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Ashburn - Ashburn , VA
Joli Jarboe
Bush Veterinary Neurology Service - Leesburg , VA
Jonathan Reiss
Reiss Mobile Vet - Round Hill , VA
Judy Bardsley
Old Mill Veterinary Hospital - DVM - Leesburg , VA
Julie Brown
New Baltimore Animal Hospital - DVM - Warrenton , VA
Karen Dye
Blue Ridge Animal Hospital - DVM - Culpeper , VA
Katherine Kuchinsky
Market Street Animal Clinic - Leesburg , VA
Kayla Odom
Ruckersville Animal Hospital - DVM - Ruckersville , VA
Keith Robbins
Catoctin Veterinary Clinic - Leesburg , VA
Kelly Esch
Banfield Pet Hospital, Leesburg Villiage Market - Leesburg , VA
Kenneth Wright
Countryside Animal Clinic - Sterling , VA
Kevin Jones
Rose Hill Veterinary Practice, P.C. - Washington , VA
Kimberly Cole
Rose Hill Veterinary Practice, P.C. - Washington , VA
Kimberly Pasquarello
Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates - Purcellville , VA
Kristen Washington
Banfield Pet Hospital, Leesburg Village Market - Leesburg , VA
Lauren Stuekerjuergen
Banfield Pet Hospital, Sterling - DVM - Sterling , VA
Laurie Miller
Blue Ridge Animal Hospital, Inc. - Culpeper , VA
Leonard Rice
Towne Animal Clinic - Leesburg , VA
Leslie Sinn
Behavior Solutions For Pets - Hamilton , VA
Levi Gardner
Banfield Sterling - Sterling , VA
Lindsay Kraut
Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Ashburn - DVM - Ashburn , VA
Lisa Gibson
Compassion Animal Hospital - Bealeton , VA
Mark Robison
Banfield Pet Hospital - DVM - Sterling , VA
Mary Corey
Stream Valley Veterinary Hospital - Ashburn , VA
Matthew Uzzle
Bush Advanced Veterinary Imaging - Leesburg , VA
Megan Dolese
Banfield Pet Hospital, Sterling - Sterling , VA
Melissa Derbin
Towne Animal Clinic - Leesburg , VA
Michael Watts
Clevengers Corner Veterinary Care - Amissville , VA
Paige Bornkamp
Old Mill Veterinary Hospital - DVM - Leesburg , VA
Paula Horne
Hoof & Paw Veterinary Service - Purcellville , VA
Phyllis Giroux
Deep Run Canine Health Care - DVM - Goldvein , VA
Rachael Nuzzo
Leesburg Veterinary Hospital - Leesburg , VA
Rachel Dodson
- Amissville , VA
Richard Godine
Ruckersville Animal Hospital - Ruckersville , VA
Richard Trisotto
Banfield Pet Hospital, Sterling - Sterling , VA
Ritu Sharma
Banfield Pet Hospital, South Riding - Chantilly , VA
Rudy Salber
Ashburn Veterinary Hospital - Ashburn , VA
Sarah Tew
Magnolia Veterinary Relief Services, PLLC - DVM - Leesburg , VA
Stephanie Bowling
Banfield Pet Hospital, South Riding - DVM - Chantilly , VA
Stephen Stang
Loudoun Veterinary Service - Purcellville , VA
Steven Velling
Banfield Pet Hospital, Leesburg - DVM - Leesburg , VA
Suzanne Cliver
Village Veterinary Clinic - DVM - Warrenton , VA
Tania Germann
Ashburn Village Animal Hospital - Ashburn , VA
Theresa Brown
Hoof & Paw Veterinary Service - Purcellville , VA
Thomas Jones
Ashburn Veterinary Hospital - Ashburn , VA
Thomas Roehr
Animal Care Center Of Warrenton - Warrenton , VA
Tyler Barrett
Towne Animal Clinic - Leesburg , VA
William Bush
Bush Veterinary Neurology Service - Leesburg , VA
William Tyrrell
CVCA Cardiac Care for Pets - Leesburg , VA
Water Districts and Associations
The Virginia Lakes & Watersheds Association
- Chantilly, VA
Virginia Rural Water Association
- Buena Vista, VA
Virginia Section: American Water Works Association
Geneva Hudgins - Executive Manager - Lynchburg, VA
Virginia Water Environment Association
- Glen Allen, VA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
- Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
- Hadley, MA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Cale Godfrey
Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources - Assistant Chief of Wildlife - Henrico, VA
Carl Tugend
Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources - Black Bear Project Leader - Henrico, VA
Curtis Berry
C&M Land Worx - Kenbridge, VA
Dixie Contractors
Hank Bates - Morehead City, NC
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Hilliard Estate and Land Management
Carter Hilliard - Principal - Charlottesville, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
Jeremy Clem
Blue Ridge Forestry Consulting, Inc. - Consulting Forester - Flint Hill, VA
Kyle Rhodes
Commonwealth Conservation Services - Owner - Woodstock, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
Matt Knox
Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources - Deer Project Leader - Henrico, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
RX Fire Effects LLC
Brian Gordon - Owner - Mt. Crawford, VA
Ryan Brown
Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources - Executive Director - Henrico, VA
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
- Aiken, SC
Southern Conservation Partners
Chuck Roe - President - Raleigh, NC
Southern Conservation Trust
Katie Pace Quattlebaum - Executive Director - Fayetteville, GA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

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Guide for Organic Livestock Producers
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This guide is an overview of the process of becoming certified organic. It is designed to explain the USDA organic regulations as they apply to livestock producers.

 

Organic Farming - Results from the 2014 Organic Survey
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In 2014, the United States had 14,093 organic farms producing $5.5 billion in organic products.

 

Organic Certification Guide
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This publication provides an overview of organic certification and provides some additional resources for prospective organic farms and businesses.

 

National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

 

Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities - A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

 

Guide for Organic Crop Producers
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This guide is intended to help lead farmers through the organic certification process. Chapters 1 through 4 explain the National Organic Program (NOP) and describe the process of organic certification.

 

How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
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There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

 

What is Organic Certification?
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Organic certification verifies that your farm or handling facility located anywhere in the world complies with the USDA organic regulations and allows you to sell, label, and represent your products as organic.

 

Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

 

Southern Organic Resource Guide - A Reference Handbook of Organic Resources in the South
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Includes: Certification Agencies • Educational and Outreach Resources • Certified Organic Operations • Suppliers of Inputs fo ...

 

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
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Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

 

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There are 39 resources serving Northern Piedmont Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Organic Agriculture Organizations & Professionals serving Northern Piedmont Region
Organic Certification Programs
Agricultural Services Certified Organic
- Salinas, CA
Baystate Organic Certifiers
- North Dighton, MA
Clemson University National Organic Program
- Pendleton, SC
Ecocert USA - Plainfield
- Plainfield, IN
EQIP Organic Initiative
- Washington, DC
Global Organic Alliance, Inc
- Bellefontaine, OH
Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc.
- Viroqua, WI
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
- St. Paul, MN
National Organic Program (NOP)
- Washington, DC
Natural Food Certifiers
- Nanuet, NY
Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association
- Columbus, OH
OneCert, Inc.
- Lincoln, NE
Oregon Tilth Certified Organic
- Corvallis, OR
Organic Certification Cost Share Program
- Washington, DC
Organic Certification in Virginia
Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Richmond, VA
Organic Crop Improvement Association
- Lincoln, NE
Pennsylvania Certified Organic
- Spring Mills, PA
Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd.
- Saskatoon, SK
Quality Assurance International
- San Diego, CA
Quality Certification Services
- Gainesville, FL
Scientific Certification Systems, Inc.
- Emeryville, CA
Where Food Comes From Organic
- Castle Rock, CO
Organic Products and Services
Abernethy & Spencer Greenhouse
- Purcellville, VA
Alderspring Ranch
Glenn Elzinga - May, ID
Ayrshire Farm
- Upperville, VA
Blue Ridge Produce Company
Mark Seale - CEO - Elkwood, VA
Coulee Region Organic Produce Pool (CROPP)
- La Farge, WI
CROPP Cooperative
- Westby, WI
Marbleseed
- Spring Valley, WI
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Organic Farming Research Foundation
- Santa Cruz, CA
Perennial Fund
- Boulder, CO
Perfect Blend Organics
Justin Leavens - Sales Manager - Buhl, ID
Re-Nuble
- New York, NY
Regenterra Solutions
- Quincy, MA
Rolling River Nursery
Planting Justice - Oakland, CA
The Farm at Sunnyside
Stacey Carlberg - Farm Manager - Washington, VA
Ticonderoga Farms, Inc.
- Chantilly, VA
Where Food Comes From Organic
- Castle Rock, CO