Farm Resources in Rappahannock River Valley Region

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Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Are you a retiring farmer, looking for someone to take over? Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers.

 

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.& ...

 

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.& ...

 

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 (313)
There are 313 resources serving Rappahannock River Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals serving Rappahannock River Valley Region
Conservation Districts
Hanover-Caroline Soil & Water Conservation District
Sharon Conner - Conservation Spec/District Mgr. - Hanover, VA
Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District
Kathy Clarke - District Operations Manager - Warsaw, VA
Three Rivers Soil and Water Conservation District
Michelle Carter - District Manager - Tappahannock, VA
Tidewater Soil and Water Conservation District
LaVerne Calhoun - District Manager - Gloucester, VA
Tri-County - City Soil and Water Conservation District
Marta Perry - Conservation District Manager - Fredericksburg, 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
Jim Chase - Operations Director - Boulder, CO
Agrarian Trust
Ian McSweeney - Director - Weare, NH
AGree
- Transforming Food & Ag Policy - Washington, DC
Alice Ferguson Foundation
Emily Leedy - Director of Programs - Accokeek, MD
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Liz Chudoba - Water Quality Program Manager - Annapolis, MD
American Agri-Women
- Colchester, VT
American Battlefield Trust
- Washington, DC
American Chestnut Foundation
Meghan Jordan - Director of Communications - Asheville, NC
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Forests
Eric Sprague - Director of Forest Conservation - Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts
Sandra Tassel - Program Coordinator - Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
- Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - Washington, DC
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
Todd Fearer - Coordinator - 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
Mitch Hartley - Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Bat Conservation International
Mike Daulton - Executive Director - Austin, TX
Be Wild, Virginia!
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Richmond, VA
Biobased Maine
- Portland, ME
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Cave Conservancy of the Virginias
Bonnie Whitlock - Manager - Glen Allen, VA
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
- Bozeman, MT
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Rebecca LePrell - Virginia Executive Director - Annapolis, MD
Chesapeake Conservancy
Jenn Aiosa - Vice President & Director of Programs - 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
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
- Sheffield, MA
Dogwood Alliance
- Asheville, NC
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Denise O’Meara, PLA - Director of Education - Lexington, KY
Essex County Countryside Alliance
Betty Jo L. Butler - Supply, VA
Forest Landowners Association
Scott P. Jones - Chief Executive Office - Atlanta, GA
Forest Stewards Guild
Zander Evans - Executive Director - Madison, WI
Forest Stewardship Council
- Minneapolis, MN
Friends of Dragon Run
- Gloucester, VA
Friends of the Rappahannock
- Fredericksburg, VA
Garden Club of Virginia
Ann Heller - Communications Coordinator - Richmond, VA
Garden for Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation - Merrifield, VA
Green Fence Conservation Trust
- Apex, NC
Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust
Steve Meltzer - Founder and Executive Director - Framingham, MA
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
LandScope Virginia
Virginia DCR - Natural Heritage Program - Richmond, VA
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
- Madison , MS
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Association of State Foresters
Amanda Cooke - Director of Communications - Washington , DC
National Audubon Society
- New York, NY
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
National Family Farm Coaltion
- Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Jeff Trandahl - Executive Director and CEO - Washington, DC
National Forestry Association
Keith A. Argow - President, Director at Large - Vienna, VA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Jeremy Emmi - Managing Director - Washington, DC
National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
- Edgefield, SC
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
NatureServe
Mary Klein - President & CEO - Arlington, VA
Partnership for Southern Forestland Conservation
- Clemson, SC
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
Pollinator Partnership
- San Francisco, CA
Potomac Appalachian Trail Club
Edna Baden - Staff Director - Vienna, VA
Preservation Virginia
- Richmond, VA
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc.
Craig A. Alderman - Executive Director - Buffalo, MO
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)
Darrell Whitley - Chief Operating Officer - Houston, TX
Sand County Foundation
Kevin Kiley, Development & Communications - Madison, WI
Savory Institute
- Boulder, CO
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
Holly Campbell - Southern Regional Extension Forestry - Athens, GA
Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Ankeny, IA
Southeast Watershed Forum
- Knoxville, TN
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Curtis R Hopkins, Ph.D. - Executive Secretary - Jackson, MS
Southern Conservation Partners
Chuck Roe - President - Raleigh, NC
Southern Group of State Foresters
- Garner, NC
Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development
Judith KohlerCO
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Kathy Abusow - President and CEO - Washington, DC
Sustainable Forests Roundtable
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Terrafirma RRG LLC
Jeremy Johnston - Account Administrator, Marsh Captive Solutions - Burlington, VT
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Lindsay Thomas - Chairman - Washington, DC
The Conservation Fund
- Arlington, VA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Garden Conservancy
- Cold Spring, NY
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership
Shuan Butcher - Director of Communications - Waterford, VA
The Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Longleaf Alliance
- Andalusia, AL
The Trust for Public Land, D.C. / Chesapeake Office
- Washington, DC
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Bruce Thacker - President - Thunder Bay, ON
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Turtle Islands Earth Stewards
Tyhson Banighen - Tappen, BC
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)
- Chesterfield, MO
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Ian Wilcox - General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer - London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
Jake Weltzin - Executive Director - Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Virginia Association For Parks
Johnny Finch - President - Bumpass, VA
Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, Inc. ('VCLF')
Tom Clarke, CEO - Roanoke, VA
Virginia Forage and Grassland Council
- Crewe, VA
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia’s United Land Trusts
Ellen Shepard - Richmond, VA
VIRGINIAforever
Dennis H. Treacy - Chair - Richmond, VA
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Wild Ones
Donna VanBuecken - Executive Director - Neenah, WI
Wildlands Conservation
Julie Morris - President - Venice, FL
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
WildSouth
Ben Prater - Director of Conservation - Asheville , NC
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
Cooperative Extension
Caroline County Extension
Catherine (Pudney) Pitts - Unit Administrative Assistant - Bowling Green, VA
Essex County Extension
Tina M. Vencill - Unit Administrative Assistant - Tappahannock, VA
Gloucester County Extension
Heather Johnson - Unit Support Staff - Gloucester, VA
Gloucester Master Gardeners
RUBY GARDNER - Gloucester, VA
King and Queen County Extension
Tina Vencill - Unit Adminstrative Assistant - King and Queen Court House, VA
King George County Extension
Missy Fike - Unit Administrative Assistant - King George, VA
King William County Extension
Tina Vencill - Unit Adminstrative Assistant - King William, VA
Lancaster County Extension
Margie Hogge - Unit Administrative Assistant - Lancaster, VA
Master Gardner Association of the Central Rappahannock Area
- Stafford, VA
Mathews County Extension
Janette Parkin - Unit Administrative Assistant - Mathews, VA
Middlesex County Extension
Mary R. Miller - Unit Administrative Assistant - Saluda, VA
Northern District Office
Virginia Cooperative Extension - Harrisonburg, VA
Northern Neck Master Gardeners
Laura Rowe, Horticulture Program Assistant - Virginia Cooperative Extension - Northumberland County Extension Office - Heathsville, VA
Northumberland County Extension
A. H. McKenney - Unit Administrative Assistant - Heathsville, VA
Pamunkey Indian Tribe Extension
Warner Orozco, Ph.D. - Extension Educator,Horticulturist - King William, VA
Richmond County Extension
Tina Kemp - Unit Administrative Assistant - Warsaw, VA
Spotsylvania County Extension
Krystal Williams - Unit Coordinator - Spotsylvania, VA
Stafford County Extension
Sharon Flippo - Unit Administrative Assistant - Stafford, VA
Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Blacksburg, VA
Westmoreland County Extension
Shannon Cave - Unit Administrative Assistant - Montross, VA
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Aaron Proctor
VDGIF Biologist - Charles City, VA
Kevin Rose
VDGIF Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
Mike Dye
VDGIF Biologist - Fredericksburg, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
Todd Engelmeyer
VDGIF Biologist - Charles City, VA
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Land and Historic Resource Tax Credit
Steve Seidel - Delaware Division of Revenue - Wilmington, DE
Land Preservation Tax Credit
Department of Conservation and Recreation - Land Conservation Program - Richmond, VA
Government Agencies
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
Office of Land Conservation
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
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
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Clyde Cristman - Director - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Land Conservation Foundation
Sarah Richardson - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia NRCS State Office
John A. (Jack) Bricker - State Conservationist - Richmond, VA
Virginia Wildfire and Forest Protection
Virginia Department of Forestry - Fred Turck - Charlottesville, VA
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
B.B. Hobbs Company, Inc.
- Darlington, SC
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Sullivan Andrews & Taylor, P.C.
- Virginia Beach, VA
Tidewater RC&D Council
Maurice Lynch - Chair - Tappahannock, VA
Rural-Farmer, Rancher, and Fishery Cooperatives
Augusta Cooperative Farm Bureau Inc.
Kevin P. McLaren - General Manager - Staunton, VA
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Coop Association
- Reston, VA
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc.
Jay S. Bryant - CEO - Reston, VA
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc.
- Reston, VA
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
Southern States Cooperative, Inc.
Thomas R. Scribner - President/CEO - Richmond, VA
Staple Cotton Cooperative Association
Meredith B. Allen - President and CEO - Greenwood, MS
Virginia Sheep Producers Association
- Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Wineries Association Cooperative
Laurie Aldrich - General Manager - Richmond, VA
Small Farm Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kirk Ballin - Salem, VA
Augusta Cooperative Farm Bureau Inc.
Kevin P. McLaren - General Manager - Staunton, VA
Caroline County Farm Bureau
- Milford, VA
Colonial Farm Credit
Jessica Cruise - Branch Manager - Tappahannock Office - Tappahannock, VA
Colonial Farm Credit
Susan Upshaw - Loan Officer - West Point Office - West Point, VA
Colonial Farm Credit
Clay Roberts - Loan Officer - Mechanicsville Office - Mechanicsville, VA
Conservation Marketing Warehouse
Gary Waugh - DCR Public Relations Manager - Richmond, VA
Essex County Farm Bureau
- Tappahannock, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias
Elsa Southard - Loan Officer Orange Branch - Orange, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias
Autumn Crider - Loan Officer - Warrenton Branch - Warrenton, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Gloucester-Mathews County Farm Bureau
- Dutton, VA
King George County Farm Bureau
- King George, VA
King William-King & Queen County Farm Bureau
West Point Office - Mattaponi, VA
King William-King and Queen County Farm Bureau
Aylett Office - King William, VA
Middlesex County Farm Bureau
- Hartfield, VA
Northumberland-Lancaster County Farm Bureau
Kilmarnock Office - Kilmarnock, VA
Northumberland-Lancaster County Farm Bureau
Heathsville Office - Heathsville, VA
Richmond County Farm Bureau
- Warsaw, VA
Spotsylvania County Farm Bureau
- Spotsylvania, VA
Stafford County Farm Bureau
- Fredericksburg, VA
Virginia Association for Biological Farming
Renard Turner - Board President - Red Oak, VA
Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program
Kim Niewolny - Program Director and Extension Specialist - Blacksburg, VA
Westmoreland County Farm Bureau
- Montross, VA
State Funding / Technical Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kirk Ballin - Salem, VA
Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program
Walter A. Gills - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
- Arlington, VA
Conservation Marketing Warehouse
Gary Waugh - DCR Public Relations Manager - Richmond, VA
Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture
Stephen G. Perry - Coordinator - Sanbornton, NH
Firewise Communities - Virginia
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Project WILD - Virginia
Suzie Gilley - Project WILD Coordinator - Richmond, VA
Purchase of Development Rights Programs
Andy Sorrell - Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Richmond, VA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
The Chesapeake Bay Program
Nicholas DiPasquale, Director - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Annapolis, MD
Tom W. Zaebst
Virginia Department of Forestry - Assistant State Forest Manager - Cumberland, VA
Tomorrow Woods
Rob Suydam - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, 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 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program
Kim Niewolny - Program Director and Extension Specialist - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund
Walter Gills - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP)
Kevin McLean - VCAP Coordinator - Mechanicsville, VA
Virginia Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Gary Moore - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Clyde Cristman - Director - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Robert 'Bob' W. Duncan - Executive Director - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program
Jennifer Gagnon - Virginia Cooperative Extension - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Land Conservation Foundation
Sarah Richardson - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund
Brett Glymph - Director, Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Warrenton, VA
Virginia Recreational Trails Fund
Synthia Waymack - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Wildfire and Forest Protection
Virginia Department of Forestry - Fred Turck - Charlottesville, VA
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Woodland Steward Series
Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association, Extension Forestry-NC Cooperative Extension, NC Forest Service, US Forest Service - Raleigh, NC
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
Kristine Evans, Program Coordinator - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Appalachian Plant Materials Center
John Vandevender - PMC Manager - Alderson, WV
Cape May Plant Materials Center
Christopher Miller - PMC Manager - Cape May Court House, NJ
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative
Rob McAfee - Chesapeake Bay Coordinator - Annapolis, MD
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Longleaf Pine Initiative
NRCS - Washington, DC
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- 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
John A. Bricker - State Conservationist - Richmond, VA
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
Dr. Jimmy Avery, Director - Delta Research and Extension Center Mississippi State University - Stoneville, MS
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Beth Schermerhorn - Education Support Specialist - Harrisonburg, VA

 Farm Best Management Practices

   
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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 ...

 

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.

 

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
By:

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
By:

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
By:

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
By:

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?
By:

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
By:

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
By:

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
By:

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
By:

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
By:

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 »

 

 

Show Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals (306)
There are 306 resources serving Rappahannock River Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals serving Rappahannock River Valley Region
Agritourism
Agriberry Farm and CSA
Anne and Chuck Geyer - Studley, VA
Belvedere Plantation Inc.
- Fredericksburg, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Lockhart Family Farm & Learning Centre LLC
- Woodford, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
Conservation Credit Markets
Blue Source
Jessica Stalberger - Office Manager - Murray, UT
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Brian T. Chase
Spotts Fain - Director - Richmond, VA
Christine D. Mehfoud
Spotts Fain - Director - Richmond, VA
Dave Gibson
IFC/World Bank - Senior Environmental Risk Specialist - Warrenton, VA
Deborah Kelley Fourness
Spotts Fain - Director - Richmond, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
Ecosystem Services Exchange
Paul Sweeney - Director of Conservation Planning - Alexandria, VA
EP Carbon
Zach Barbane - Director, Projects and Operations - Berkeley, CA
Falling Springs, LLC
Aaron Revere - President & General Manager - Richmond, VA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
John W. Anderson
Spotts Fain - Head of Real Estate Transactional Group - Richmond, VA
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Meade A. Spotts
Spotts Fain - Director, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
Thomas J. (TJ) Mascia
Troutman Sanders - Associate - Richmond, VA
Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc.
- Williamsburg, VA
Conservation Districts
Hanover-Caroline Soil & Water Conservation District
Sharon Conner - Conservation Spec/District Mgr. - Hanover, VA
Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District
Kathy Clarke - District Operations Manager - Warsaw, VA
Three Rivers Soil and Water Conservation District
Michelle Carter - District Manager - Tappahannock, VA
Tidewater Soil and Water Conservation District
LaVerne Calhoun - District Manager - Gloucester, VA
Tri-County - City Soil and Water Conservation District
Marta Perry - Conservation District Manager - Fredericksburg, VA
Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Kendall Elaine Tyree, Ph.D. - Executive Director - Mechanicsville, VA
Cooperative Extension
Caroline County Extension
Catherine (Pudney) Pitts - Unit Administrative Assistant - Bowling Green, VA
Essex County Extension
Tina M. Vencill - Unit Administrative Assistant - Tappahannock, VA
Gloucester County Extension
Heather Johnson - Unit Support Staff - Gloucester, VA
Gloucester Master Gardeners
RUBY GARDNER - Gloucester, VA
King and Queen County Extension
Tina Vencill - Unit Adminstrative Assistant - King and Queen Court House, VA
King George County Extension
Missy Fike - Unit Administrative Assistant - King George, VA
King William County Extension
Tina Vencill - Unit Adminstrative Assistant - King William, VA
Lancaster County Extension
Margie Hogge - Unit Administrative Assistant - Lancaster, VA
Master Gardner Association of the Central Rappahannock Area
- Stafford, VA
Mathews County Extension
Janette Parkin - Unit Administrative Assistant - Mathews, VA
Middlesex County Extension
Mary R. Miller - Unit Administrative Assistant - Saluda, VA
Northern District Office
Virginia Cooperative Extension - Harrisonburg, VA
Northern Neck Master Gardeners
Laura Rowe, Horticulture Program Assistant - Virginia Cooperative Extension - Northumberland County Extension Office - Heathsville, VA
Northumberland County Extension
A. H. McKenney - Unit Administrative Assistant - Heathsville, VA
Pamunkey Indian Tribe Extension
Warner Orozco, Ph.D. - Extension Educator,Horticulturist - King William, VA
Richmond County Extension
Tina Kemp - Unit Administrative Assistant - Warsaw, VA
Spotsylvania County Extension
Krystal Williams - Unit Coordinator - Spotsylvania, VA
Stafford County Extension
Sharon Flippo - Unit Administrative Assistant - Stafford, VA
Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Blacksburg, VA
Westmoreland County Extension
Shannon Cave - Unit Administrative Assistant - Montross, VA
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) 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
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Fish Passage Program - Northeast Region
Janice Rowan - Fish Passage Program Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Fish Passage Program
Susan Wells - National Fish Passage Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - 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
North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Scott Schwenk - Acting Coordinator & Science Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
See Description
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Virginia
Dave Byrd - Supervisory Fish & Wildlife Biologist - Gloucester, VA
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Safe Harbor Program
Will McDearman - Red-cockaded Woodpecker Recovery Coordinator - Jackson, MS
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
- Arlington , VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
- Gloucester, VA
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Ecotourism
Belle Isle State Park
- Lancaster, VA
Bethel Beach Natural Area Preserve
Rebecca Wilson - Regional SupervisorVA
Blandy Experimental Farm
Steven B. Carroll - Director of Public Programs - Boyce, VA
Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve
Rebecca Wilson, Regional Supervisor - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Caledon State Park
- King George, VA
Dameron Marsh Natural Area Preserve
Rebecca Wilson, Regional Supervisor - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage - Kilmarnock, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Go Outdoors Virginia
DGIF - Henrico, VA
Hickory Hollow Natural Area Preserve
Rebecca Wilson, Regional Supervisor - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Hughlett Point Natural Area Preserve
Rebecca Wilson, Regional Supervisor - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Lake Anna State Park
- Spotsylvania, VA
Land's End WMA
VDGIF - King George, VA
Mattaponi WMA
VDGIFVA
New Point Comfort Natural Area Preserve
Rebecca Wilson, Regional Supervisor - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Pettigrew WMA
VDGIFVA
The Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership
Shuan Butcher - Director of Communications - Waterford, VA
Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Richmond, VA
Virginia Civil War Trails Program
VA
Virginia Green
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - Richmond, VA
Westmoreland State Park
- Montross, VA
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
AFM Land Sales, LLC
- Charlotte, NC
American Timberlands Company
Thomas C. Rowland, III - President/Chief Executive Officer - Pawleys Island, SC
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Forest Safety Products
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
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
Food Hubs and Farmers Markets
Appalachian Harvest
Kathlyn Terry - Executive Director - Duffield, VA
Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market
- Fredericksburg, VA
Gloucester Market
- Gloucester, VA
Heathsville Farmers Market
- Heathsville, VA
Irvington Farmers Market
- Irvington, VA
King George Farmers Market
- King George, VA
Mathews Farmers Market
- Mathews, VA
North Stafford Farmers Market
- Stafford, VA
Northern Neck Vegetable Growers Association, Inc.
Rod Parker - Manager - Oak Grove, VA
Off the Vine Market Inc.
Tess Schaffner - Founder - Williamsburg, VA
Shenandoah Food
- Rockbridge Baths, VA
Spotsylvania Farmers Market
- Spotsylvania, VA
Spotsylvania Farmers Market
- Fredericksburg, VA
Tappahannock Farmers Market
- Tappahannock, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
Urbanna Farmers Market
- Urbanna, VA
Grant Programs
Acorn Foundation
- Oakland, CA
Acres for America
Thomas E. Kelsch - Vice President, Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund - Washington, DC
BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants
Alanna Keating - Alexandria, VA
Bring Back the Natives
Kirstin Neff, Ph.D. - Manager, Southwest Rivers Program - Portland, OR
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund: Chesapeake Bay Small Watersheds Grant Program
Elizabeth Nellums - Manager, Chesapeake Program - Washington, DC
Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund: Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Program
Claire Flynn - Manager, Chesapeake Program - Washington, DC
Civil War Battlefield Acquisition Grants
Bill Conkle - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Clean Trail Grant Program
Leah Leitch - Grant Outreach - ExtremeTerrain.com - Malvern, PA
Clean Water Act Section 319
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Common Counsel Foundation
Laura Livoti - CEO - Oakland, CA
Conservation Partners Program
Eric Forward - Program Director, Central Region Working Lands - Bloomington, MN
Conservation Partners Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Eric Forward - Washington, DC
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Kelly Bibb or David Dell - Grant Program Contacts - Atlanta, GA
Cooperative Watershed Management Program
Bureau of Reclamation Office of Program & Policy Services - Denver, CO
Environmental Solutions for Communities
Carrie Clingan - Manager, Community-Based Conservation Programs - Washington, DC
FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Grants
Food Animal Concerns Trust - Chicago, IL
FishAmerica Foundation Conservation Grants
Ruth Jackson - Grants Manager - Alexandria, VA
Forestry on Indian Lands
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs - Washington, DC
Keystone Initiatives
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA)
Yasuyuki Sugiura - President - New York, NY
National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Pulling Together Initiative
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
The Conservation Alliance
John Sterling - Executive Director - Bend, OR
The FruitGuys Community Fund
Chris Mittelstaedt - Founder and Project DirectorCA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Summerlee Foundation
Lynne Starnes - Director of Administration - Dallas, TX
The Virginia Lakes & Watersheds Association
Andrew Gould - PresidentVA
U.S. Endowment for Forests and Communities Program
SFI and US Endowment for Forest and Communities Inc - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Beth Schermerhorn - Education Support Specialist - Harrisonburg, VA
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Sullivan Andrews & Taylor, P.C.
- Virginia Beach, VA
Tidewater RC&D Council
Maurice Lynch - Chair - Tappahannock, VA
Small Farm Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kirk Ballin - Salem, VA
Augusta Cooperative Farm Bureau Inc.
Kevin P. McLaren - General Manager - Staunton, VA
Caroline County Farm Bureau
- Milford, VA
Colonial Farm Credit
Jessica Cruise - Branch Manager - Tappahannock Office - Tappahannock, VA
Colonial Farm Credit
Susan Upshaw - Loan Officer - West Point Office - West Point, VA
Colonial Farm Credit
Clay Roberts - Loan Officer - Mechanicsville Office - Mechanicsville, VA
Conservation Marketing Warehouse
Gary Waugh - DCR Public Relations Manager - Richmond, VA
Essex County Farm Bureau
- Tappahannock, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias
Elsa Southard - Loan Officer Orange Branch - Orange, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias
Autumn Crider - Loan Officer - Warrenton Branch - Warrenton, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Gloucester-Mathews County Farm Bureau
- Dutton, VA
King George County Farm Bureau
- King George, VA
King William-King & Queen County Farm Bureau
West Point Office - Mattaponi, VA
King William-King and Queen County Farm Bureau
Aylett Office - King William, VA
Middlesex County Farm Bureau
- Hartfield, VA
Northumberland-Lancaster County Farm Bureau
Heathsville Office - Heathsville, VA
Northumberland-Lancaster County Farm Bureau
Kilmarnock Office - Kilmarnock, VA
Richmond County Farm Bureau
- Warsaw, VA
Spotsylvania County Farm Bureau
- Spotsylvania, VA
Stafford County Farm Bureau
- Fredericksburg, VA
Virginia Association for Biological Farming
Renard Turner - Board President - Red Oak, VA
Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program
Kim Niewolny - Program Director and Extension Specialist - Blacksburg, VA
Westmoreland County Farm Bureau
- Montross, VA
State Funding / Technical Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kirk Ballin - Salem, VA
Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program
Walter A. Gills - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
- Arlington, VA
Conservation Marketing Warehouse
Gary Waugh - DCR Public Relations Manager - Richmond, VA
Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture
Stephen G. Perry - Coordinator - Sanbornton, NH
Firewise Communities - Virginia
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Project WILD - Virginia
Suzie Gilley - Project WILD Coordinator - Richmond, VA
Purchase of Development Rights Programs
Andy Sorrell - Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Richmond, VA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
The Chesapeake Bay Program
Nicholas DiPasquale, Director - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Annapolis, MD
Tom W. Zaebst
Virginia Department of Forestry - Assistant State Forest Manager - Cumberland, VA
Tomorrow Woods
Rob Suydam - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, 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 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program
Kim Niewolny - Program Director and Extension Specialist - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund
Walter Gills - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP)
Kevin McLean - VCAP Coordinator - Mechanicsville, VA
Virginia Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Gary Moore - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Clyde Cristman - Director - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Robert 'Bob' W. Duncan - Executive Director - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program
Jennifer Gagnon - Virginia Cooperative Extension - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Land Conservation Foundation
Sarah Richardson - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund
Brett Glymph - Director, Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Warrenton, VA
Virginia Recreational Trails Fund
Synthia Waymack - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Wildfire and Forest Protection
Virginia Department of Forestry - Fred Turck - Charlottesville, VA
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Woodland Steward Series
Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association, Extension Forestry-NC Cooperative Extension, NC Forest Service, US Forest Service - Raleigh, NC
Sustainable Ag / Community Supported Agriculture
AgrAbility Virginia
Kirk Ballin - Salem, VA
Agriberry Farm and CSA
Anne and Chuck Geyer - Studley, VA
Appalachian Harvest
Kathlyn Terry - Executive Director - Duffield, VA
Belvedere Plantation Inc.
- Fredericksburg, VA
Buck Wild Woods Farm & Forestry
- Colonial Beach, VA
Farm Flavor - Virginia
- Richmond, VA
FreshFarm Markets
Bernadine (Bernie) Prince and Ann Harvey Yonkers - Co-Executive Directors - Washington, DC
Lockhart Family Farm & Learning Centre LLC
- Woodford, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
The Farm at Sunnyside
Nick Lapham - Farm Owner - Washington, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
Virginia Association for Biological Farming
Sue Ellen Johnson - Executive Director - Moseley, VA
Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program
Kim Niewolny - Program Director and Extension Specialist - Blacksburg, 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
Beth Schermerhorn - Education Support Specialist - Harrisonburg, VA
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
Kristine Evans, Program Coordinator - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Appalachian Plant Materials Center
John Vandevender - PMC Manager - Alderson, WV
Cape May Plant Materials Center
Christopher Miller - PMC Manager - Cape May Court House, NJ
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative
Rob McAfee - Chesapeake Bay Coordinator - Annapolis, MD
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Longleaf Pine Initiative
NRCS - Washington, DC
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- 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
John A. Bricker - State Conservationist - Richmond, VA
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
Dr. Jimmy Avery, Director - Delta Research and Extension Center Mississippi State University - Stoneville, MS
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Beth Schermerhorn - Education Support Specialist - Harrisonburg, VA

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Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Are you a retiring farmer, looking for someone to take over? Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers.

 

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.

 

Driftwatch - a tool to help protect pesticide-sensitive crops and habitats

Driftwatch™ is a tool to help protect pesticide-sensitive crops and habitats in Nebraska. Managers of ecologically sensitive areas and owners of commercial fields and apiaries may register. The Driftwatch™ registry is intended for commercial sites that are at least a half-acre in Indiana Minnesota Michigan Illinois Wisconsin Montana Nebraska Colorado Missouri It is not intended for homeowners.

Driftwatch™ was designed by staff from the Purdue University Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Agricultural Communications departments with input and support from Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists.

The Driftwatch site is meant to help pesticide applicators, specialty crop growers, and stewards of at-risk habitats in Nebraska communicate more effectively to protect pesticide-sensitive areas. The DriftWatch map is designed to display sensitive commercial agricultural areas. Driftwatch is not intended to be a registry for homeowners or sites less than half an acre.

This site features an easy-to-use Google Maps™ interface that clearly shows applicators the locations of registered areas so they can take the appropriate precautions before they spray. It's important to remember that the lines on the maps are not property lines; they merely indicate approximate positions of sensitive lands submitted to us. Sensitive crop areas registered on this site include beehives, certified organic crops, fruits, grapes, nursery crops, pumpkins, melons, tomatoes, and vegetables.

 

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.& ...

 

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.& ...

 

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

 

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

 

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 (254)
There are 254 resources serving Rappahannock River Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals serving Rappahannock River Valley Region
Conservation Districts
Hanover-Caroline Soil & Water Conservation District
Sharon Conner - Conservation Spec/District Mgr. - Hanover, VA
Northern Neck Soil & Water Conservation District
Kathy Clarke - District Operations Manager - Warsaw, VA
Three Rivers Soil and Water Conservation District
Michelle Carter - District Manager - Tappahannock, VA
Tidewater Soil and Water Conservation District
LaVerne Calhoun - District Manager - Gloucester, VA
Tri-County - City Soil and Water Conservation District
Marta Perry - Conservation District Manager - Fredericksburg, VA
Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Kendall Elaine Tyree, Ph.D. - Executive Director - Mechanicsville, VA
Cooperative Extension
Caroline County Extension
Catherine (Pudney) Pitts - Unit Administrative Assistant - Bowling Green, VA
Essex County Extension
Tina M. Vencill - Unit Administrative Assistant - Tappahannock, VA
Gloucester County Extension
Heather Johnson - Unit Support Staff - Gloucester, VA
Gloucester Master Gardeners
RUBY GARDNER - Gloucester, VA
King and Queen County Extension
Tina Vencill - Unit Adminstrative Assistant - King and Queen Court House, VA
King George County Extension
Missy Fike - Unit Administrative Assistant - King George, VA
King William County Extension
Tina Vencill - Unit Adminstrative Assistant - King William, VA
Lancaster County Extension
Margie Hogge - Unit Administrative Assistant - Lancaster, VA
Master Gardner Association of the Central Rappahannock Area
- Stafford, VA
Mathews County Extension
Janette Parkin - Unit Administrative Assistant - Mathews, VA
Middlesex County Extension
Mary R. Miller - Unit Administrative Assistant - Saluda, VA
Northern District Office
Virginia Cooperative Extension - Harrisonburg, VA
Northern Neck Master Gardeners
Laura Rowe, Horticulture Program Assistant - Virginia Cooperative Extension - Northumberland County Extension Office - Heathsville, VA
Northumberland County Extension
A. H. McKenney - Unit Administrative Assistant - Heathsville, VA
Pamunkey Indian Tribe Extension
Warner Orozco, Ph.D. - Extension Educator,Horticulturist - King William, VA
Richmond County Extension
Tina Kemp - Unit Administrative Assistant - Warsaw, VA
Spotsylvania County Extension
Krystal Williams - Unit Coordinator - Spotsylvania, VA
Stafford County Extension
Sharon Flippo - Unit Administrative Assistant - Stafford, VA
Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Blacksburg, VA
Westmoreland County Extension
Shannon Cave - Unit Administrative Assistant - Montross, VA
Farm Equipment Sales and Service
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
B.B. Hobbs Company, Inc.
- Darlington, SC
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
Conservis
- Minneapolis, MN
DripWorks
- Willits, CA
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
On Target Spray Systems
Progressive Grower Technologies, Inc. - Mt. Angel, OR
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
AFM Land Sales, LLC
- Charlotte, NC
American Timberlands Company
Thomas C. Rowland, III - President/Chief Executive Officer - Pawleys Island, SC
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Forest Safety Products
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
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Land and Historic Resource Tax Credit
Steve Seidel - Delaware Division of Revenue - Wilmington, DE
Land Preservation Tax Credit
Department of Conservation and Recreation - Land Conservation Program - Richmond, VA
Federal Incentives
Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program
U.S. Department of Defense - Washington, DC
Sustainable Ranges Initiative
John Conger, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) - US Department of Defense
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
B.B. Hobbs Company, Inc.
- Darlington, SC
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Mapping/Cartographic and GIS services
American Forest Management
- Charlotte, NC
David Anderton
American Forest Management - Region Manager - Richmond, VA
Duane E. Means
Foresters Incorporated - Blacksburg, VA
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
James D. Funk, ACF
Forest Synergy, LLC - Locust Grove, VA
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
William H. Lock & Associates, Inc.
William H. Lock - Greensboro, NC
William L. Braford
Blue Chip Forestry - Forester - Natural Bridge Station, VA
Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc.
- Williamsburg, VA
Mediators
Design Workshop
Anna Laybourn - Principal - Aspen, CO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Virginia Agricultural Mediation Program
Wanda Johnson, Project Director - Virginia Agricultural Meditation Program, Virginia State University - Petersburg, VA
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
Austin Jamison - Blue Ridge Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Evergreen Environmental, LLC
Mark Renna - President - Wayne, NJ
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
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
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc.
- Williamsburg, VA
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
Appalachian Plant Materials Center
John Vandevender - PMC Manager - Alderson, WV
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Bennett's Creek Nursery
- Suffolk, VA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Cape May Plant Materials Center
Christopher Miller - PMC Manager - Cape May Court House, NJ
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Davids Nursery, LLC
David Tankard - Exmore, VA
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Lancaster Farms, Inc.
- Suffolk, VA
Lilley Farms & Nursery, Inc.
- Chesapeake, VA
Mobjack Nurseries, Inc.
- Foster, VA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Rocky Creek Nurseries, Inc.
Jeff Howell - Owner - Lucedale, MS
Shreckhise Nurseries
Daniel Shreckhise - Grottoes, VA
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Soil / Water Testing Labs
DBSA Soil Testing & Research Laboratory
Joleen Hines - Laboratory Manager - Albuquerque, NM
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
TPS Lab
- Edinburg, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kirk Ballin - Salem, VA
Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program
Walter A. Gills - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
- Arlington, VA
Conservation Marketing Warehouse
Gary Waugh - DCR Public Relations Manager - Richmond, VA
Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture
Stephen G. Perry - Coordinator - Sanbornton, NH
Firewise Communities - Virginia
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Project WILD - Virginia
Suzie Gilley - Project WILD Coordinator - Richmond, VA
Purchase of Development Rights Programs
Andy Sorrell - Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Richmond, VA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
The Chesapeake Bay Program
Nicholas DiPasquale, Director - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Annapolis, MD
Tom W. Zaebst
Virginia Department of Forestry - Assistant State Forest Manager - Cumberland, VA
Tomorrow Woods
Rob Suydam - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, 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 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program
Kim Niewolny - Program Director and Extension Specialist - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund
Walter Gills - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia Conservation Assistance Program (VCAP)
Kevin McLean - VCAP Coordinator - Mechanicsville, VA
Virginia Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Gary Moore - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
Clyde Cristman - Director - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Robert 'Bob' W. Duncan - Executive Director - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Forest Landowner Education Program
Jennifer Gagnon - Virginia Cooperative Extension - Blacksburg, VA
Virginia Land Conservation Foundation
Sarah Richardson - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Open-Space Lands Preservation Trust Fund
Brett Glymph - Director, Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Warrenton, VA
Virginia Recreational Trails Fund
Synthia Waymack - Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Wildfire and Forest Protection
Virginia Department of Forestry - Fred Turck - Charlottesville, VA
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Woodland Steward Series
Cradle of Forestry Interpretive Association, Extension Forestry-NC Cooperative Extension, NC Forest Service, US Forest Service - Raleigh, NC
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds
Kristine Evans, Program Coordinator - Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Mississippi State University - Mississippi State, MS
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
USDA - NRCS Programs
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Appalachian Plant Materials Center
John Vandevender - PMC Manager - Alderson, WV
Cape May Plant Materials Center
Christopher Miller - PMC Manager - Cape May Court House, NJ
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative
Rob McAfee - Chesapeake Bay Coordinator - Annapolis, MD
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Longleaf Pine Initiative
NRCS - Washington, DC
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- 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
John A. Bricker - State Conservationist - Richmond, VA
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
Dr. Jimmy Avery, Director - Delta Research and Extension Center Mississippi State University - Stoneville, MS
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
USDA StrikeForce for Rural Growth and Opportunity
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Beth Schermerhorn - Education Support Specialist - Harrisonburg, VA
Water Districts and Associations
The Virginia Lakes & Watersheds Association
Andrew Gould - PresidentVA
Virginia Rural Water Association
Myrica Keiser - Executive Director - 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
Todd Fearer - Coordinator - Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Mitch Hartley - Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Blue Ridge Forestry Consulting, Inc.
Jeremy A. Clem - Consulting Forester - Flint Hill, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Bruce A. Riley
Riley Forestry - Owner, Forester - Halifax, VA
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
Austin Jamison - Blue Ridge Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Duane E. Means
Foresters Incorporated - Blacksburg, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
Gelbert, Fullbright & Randolph Forestry Consultants
- Raleigh, NC
Hilliard Estate and Land Management
Carter Hilliard - Principal - Charlottesville, VA
Jackson Environmental Consulting Services, LLC
Jeremy L.Jackson - Ecologist, President/Owner - Richmond, KY
John C. Smith
John Smith Forestry Services - Consulting Forester - Richmond, VA
Leif Riddervold
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Environmental Scientist - Afton, VA
McChesney 'Ches' Goodall III
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Consulting Forester - Afton, VA
Michael Skinner
Confluence Forestry & Land Management Services, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
Paul Maslen
Parkton Woodland Services - Registered Professional Forester - Upperco, MD
Sustainable Solutions LLC
James Remuzzi - President and Founder - Shepherdstown, WV
Thomas W. Reisinger, ACF
Reisinger & Associates, Inc. - President - Blacksburg, VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
- Gloucester, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Organic Certification Programs
A Bee Organic
Sarah Costin and Ro Elgas - De Luz, CA
Agricultural Services Certified Organic (ASCO)
Katherine Borchard - ASCO Director - Salinas, CA
Americert International
Jonathan Austin - Gainesville, FL
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Ecocert ICO
Dave DeCou - Greenwood, IN
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Global Organic Alliance, Inc
Betty Kananen - President/CEO - Bellefontaine, OH
International Certification Services, Inc
Christina Dockter - President & CEO - Medina, ND
Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc.
Stephen Walker - Processor Certification and Compliance Manager - Viroqua, WI
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
Susan Stewart - Organic Certification Specialist - St. Paul, MN
National Organic Program (NOP)
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Natural Food Certifiers
Reuven Flamer - Spring Valley, NY
OCIA International
Kevin Koester - President, USA - Lincoln, NE
OneCert, Inc.
Sam Welsch - Lincoln, NE
Oregon Tilth
- Corvallis, OR
Primus Auditing Operations
- Santa Maria, CA
Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd.
- Saskatoon, SK
Quality Assurance International
Jonathan Lackie - San Diego, CA
Quality Certification Services
- Gainesville, FL
Scientific Certification Systems, Inc.
Ned Halaby - Emeryville, CA
Stellar Certification Services
Sally Lammers - Certification Director - Philomath, OR
USDA National Organic Program
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Organic Products and Services
Big Tree Organic Farms
Susan Cook - Customer Service - Turlock, CA
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Coulee Region Organic Produce Pool (CROPP)
- La Farge, WI
FarmPlate
Kim Werner - Founder & President - Hanover, NH
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
Faye Jones - Executive Director - Spring Valley, WI
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Off the Vine Market Inc.
Tess Schaffner - Founder - Williamsburg, VA
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
 

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Who is Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax? - Fauquier Times
2/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Who is Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax?    Fauquier Times Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, a private attorney and former federal prosecutor, is poised to become the 74th governor of Virginia if Gov. Ralph Northam resigns amid the ...

Virginia State Police trooper, shooting suspect killed in Cumberland County - Fauquier Times
2/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia State Police trooper, shooting suspect killed in Cumberland County    Fauquier Times A Virginia state trooper was fatally shot in the line of duty Monday night when he exchanged fire with a man while executing a search warrant at a residence in.

If Northam resigns, Fairfax would become Virginia's 74th governor - Fauquier Times
2/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
If Northam resigns, Fairfax would become Virginia's 74th governor    Fauquier Times RICHMOND — If Gov. Ralph Northam resigns because of the scandal over a racist picture in his medical school yearbook, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax would become ...

Barbara Ann (Carter) Caperton | Obituaries - Fauquier Times
2/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Barbara Ann (Carter) Caperton | Obituaries    Fauquier Times Barbara Ann (Carter) Caperton, 84 of Warrenton, Virginia, passed away peacefully in her home, on January 30, 2019. Barbara was born on July 24, 1934, ...

Edward Lee "Hack" Thompson, Sr. | Obituaries - Fauquier Times
1/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Edward Lee "Hack" Thompson, Sr. | Obituaries    Fauquier Times Edward Lee "Hack" Thompson, Sr., 82, of Warrenton, Virginia, passed October 13, 2018, at his residence.

Winter storm warning predicts 3 to 7 inches of snow in Northern Virginia - Fauquier Times
1/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Winter storm warning predicts 3 to 7 inches of snow in Northern Virginia    Fauquier Times Prince William, Fauquier and Stafford counties is now expected get between 3 and 7 inches of snow starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, according to a winter storm ...

Kettle Run teacher named Virginia Outstanding Biology Teacher - Fauquier Times
1/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Kettle Run teacher named Virginia Outstanding Biology Teacher    Fauquier Times The National Association of Biology Teachers named Kettle Run High School teacher Linda Correll the 2018 recipient of the Outstanding Biology Teacher ...

Larry Patrick Peavley | Obituaries - Fauquier Times
1/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Larry Patrick Peavley | Obituaries    Fauquier Times Larry Patrick Peavley, 60, of Broad Run, Virginia, passed away on December 23, 2018, at Inova Fairfax Hospital surrounded with love by his wife, Joy, and ...

Celebrate the New Year with a hike | News - Fauquier Times
12/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Celebrate the New Year with a hike | News    Fauquier Times Ring in the New Year with a First Day Hike in a Virginia state park. On Tuesday, Jan. 1, all Virginia state parks will offer free parking all day, and.

Sheriff: Deputy on leave pending investigation into stolen firearm - Fauquier Times
12/13/2018 3:00:00 AM
Sheriff: Deputy on leave pending investigation into stolen firearm    Fauquier Times A Fauquier County Sheriff's deputy was placed on administrative leave Thursday in connection with a Virginia State Police investigation into an allegation the ...

Fauquier's state delegates split on the Equal Rights Amendment - Fauquier Times
12/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fauquier's state delegates split on the Equal Rights Amendment    Fauquier Times One for, one against, one undecided. That's how the three members of the Virginia House of Delegates representing parts of Fauquier County stand on whether ...

UPDATED: Virginia ABC won't need Warrenton Town Council's approval to open new store on Main Street - Fauquier Times
11/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
UPDATED: Virginia ABC won't need Warrenton Town Council's approval to open new store on Main Street    Fauquier Times Virginia ABC does not need the Warrenton Town Council's permission to open a new state-owned liquor store in Old Town Warrenton, but the agency “wants to ...

Voters back two proposed Virginia constitutional amendments | News - Fauquier Times
11/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Voters back two proposed Virginia constitutional amendments | News    Fauquier Times Question 1 on the ballot was whether to allow local governments to provide a partial tax exemption to owners of land subject to recurring flooding as along as ...

Rudolph William Robinson, Sr. | Obituaries - Fauquier Times
10/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rudolph William Robinson, Sr. | Obituaries    Fauquier Times Rudolph William Robinson, Sr., 87, of Midland, Virginia, passed October 28, 2018, at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia. He was born on January 17, ...

New Fauquier historical markers to highlight the Mellon family - Fauquier Times
10/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
New Fauquier historical markers to highlight the Mellon family    Fauquier Times Three new state historical highway markers recalling the Mellon family's philanthropy and the Rokeby Stables have been approved by the Virginia Department ...

Bridge work to close Blackwell Road through traffic - Fauquier Times
10/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Bridge work to close Blackwell Road through traffic    Fauquier Times The Virginia Department of Transportation will close Blackwell Road, also known as Va. 672, to through traffic while crews rehabilitate the bridge over Cedar ...

Local DMV offices begin issuing Virginia's REAL ID cards - Fauquier Times
10/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Local DMV offices begin issuing Virginia's REAL ID cards    Fauquier Times The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles began issuing optional REAL ID compliant driver's licenses and identification cards Oct.1. The new version of driver's ...

Lord Fairfax expands heavy-equipment training, offers scholarships - Fauquier Times
9/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Lord Fairfax expands heavy-equipment training, offers scholarships    Fauquier Times Virginia needs about 10000 more heavy-equipment operators -- including 3000 in Northern Virginia alone -- to fill jobs on infrastructure and road-building ...

UPDATE: Virginia State Police reschedules Manassas Mall event to Sept. 22 - Fauquier Times
9/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
UPDATE: Virginia State Police reschedules Manassas Mall event to Sept. 22    Fauquier Times The approach of Hurricane Florence has forced Virginia State Police to reschedule a planned outdoor recruitment event outside the Sears store at Manassas ...

Local farmers, vintners lament record-breaking rain | News - Fauquier Times
8/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
Local farmers, vintners lament record-breaking rain | News    Fauquier Times The torrential rains soaking Northern Virginia over the last few weeks are wreaking some havoc with farmers, orchardists and winemakers in and around ...

Virginia adds 'Veteran' to driver's licenses, ID cards - Fauquier Times
7/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia adds 'Veteran' to driver's licenses, ID cards    Fauquier Times Virginia residents who are also military veterans will now be able to prove their former military *service* on their driver's licenses or state-issued ID cards.

Exotic longhorned tick found in Virginia | News - Fauquier Times
7/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Exotic longhorned tick found in Virginia | News    Fauquier Times The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, confirmed the finding of a longhorned tick, also referred to as an East Asian tick, in Virginia. The tick ...

Heavy rains offer a mixed blessing for Virginia farmers - Fauquier Times
6/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Heavy rains offer a mixed blessing for Virginia farmers    Fauquier Times A late May crop progress and condition report for Virginia from the National Agricultural Statistics *Service* noted that farmers have been observing crops for ...

Grants totaling $499,521 awarded to six agriculture-related projects - Bristol Herald Courier
1/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Grants totaling $499,521 awarded to six agriculture-related projects    Bristol Herald Courier ABINGDON, VA. — Nearly $500000 in state grant funding is slated to assist six agriculture-related projects in Virginia, including the Abingdon-based ...

Farm Income Opportunities News Items
Students in Department of Dairy Science affected by nationwide decline in dairy industry - Virginia Tech Collegiate Times
3/25/2019 11:09:00 AM
Students in Department of Dairy Science affected by nationwide decline in dairy industry    Virginia Tech Collegiate Times The dairy industry in America is suffering a hit according to Katharine Knowlton, a professor in the dairy science department at Virginia Tech. Many dairy science ...

Virginia farmers keep close watch on net income forecast - Augusta Free Press
3/23/2019 10:49:00 AM
Virginia farmers keep close watch on net income forecast    Augusta Free Press U.S. net farm income is expected to increase 10 percent this year, according to projections from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Inside Appalachia, Maple Syrup Means Spring - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
3/22/2019 12:56:25 PM
Inside Appalachia, Maple Syrup Means Spring    West Virginia Public Broadcasting In this episode of Inside Appalachia, we're taking another look at the sugar shacks of Appalachian maple producers, and we'll learn how to use syrup in.

Want to snuggle a baby goat? Virginia farm is giving you that chance - KATU
3/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Want to snuggle a baby goat? Virginia farm is giving you that chance    KATU BERRYVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- A farm in Virginia is giving you the chance to snuggle... wait for it.... baby goats. Silver Maple Farm in Clarke County is going to let ...

Why West Virginians in coal country are turning to beekeeping - The Washington Post
2/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Why West Virginians in coal country are turning to beekeeping    The Washington Post It brings in extra income for people who need it, and it also pollinates scarred landscapes.

Pyles: Solar panels are a placeholder for the future - The Daily Progress
2/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Pyles: Solar panels are a placeholder for the future    The Daily Progress Tracy Pyles, a former chairman and member of the Augusta County Board of Supervisors who lives in Augusta County, is a columnist for The News Virginian.

West Virginia Small Farm Conference underway in Charleston - WV MetroNews - West Virginia MetroNews
2/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia Small Farm Conference underway in Charleston - WV MetroNews    West Virginia MetroNews CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Hundreds of small farmers and those interested in small farming are gathering at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center this ...

Virginia tax refunds delayed following legislative changes - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
2/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia tax refunds delayed following legislative changes    Bluefield Daily Telegraph RICHMOND — Virginia residents hoping for a quick refund on state taxes will have to wait a little longer than usual. David R. Anderson, Tazewell County ...

Out-Of-Work Appalachian Coal Miners Train As Beekeepers To Earn Extra Cash - NPR
1/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Out-Of-Work Appalachian Coal Miners Train As Beekeepers To Earn Extra Cash    NPR In West Virginia, mining jobs have been declining for years, and there have been few other options to make a living. The Appalachian Beekeeping Collective is ...

Industrial Hemp in Virginia: Don’t Call It a Comeback! - Cannabis Now
1/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Industrial Hemp in Virginia: Don’t Call It a Comeback!    Cannabis Now Centuries after George Washington forced hundreds of slaves to work in the hemp fields on his Mount Vernon estate in Virginia and more than eight decades ...

Virginia's solar freedom bill - pv magazine USA
1/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia's solar freedom bill    pv magazine USA In this op-ed for pv magazine, Ivy Main looks at new legislation to remove barriers and allow Virginia to develop its distributed solar potential.

Tazewell group offering income tax filing assistance | Richlands/Clinch Valley - Southwest Virginia Today
1/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Tazewell group offering income tax filing assistance | Richlands/Clinch Valley    Southwest Virginia Today Clinch Valley Community Action, Inc. will be providing Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) for the thirteenth year for low-to-moderate income families and ...

Factors that Will Guide the Ag Economy in 2019 - DTN The Progressive Farmer
1/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Factors that Will Guide the Ag Economy in 2019    DTN The Progressive Farmer Predicting the future is, inherently, unpredictable. But late last year, Virginia Tech professor emeritus David Kohl shared what's on his radar for 2019.

Elimination of price supports pushed small tobacco farmers out of business - Southwest Virginia Today
12/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Elimination of price supports pushed small tobacco farmers out of business    Southwest Virginia Today PENHOOK — When Johnny Angell married Sharon France, he didn't just marry into her family. He married into tobacco.

‘Really a disappointment’: Colonial farm in Northern Virginia to close Friday after rejecting agreement - Washington Post
12/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
‘Really a disappointment’: Colonial farm in Northern Virginia to close Friday after rejecting agreement    Washington Post A Colonial-style farm in Northern Virginia is slated to close Friday after a years-long dispute with the National Park *Service*, which sought more control over the ...

Article: Cattle farmer uses down-to-earth practices to beef up the soil - The Chesapeake Bay Journal
12/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Article: Cattle farmer uses down-to-earth practices to beef up the soil    The Chesapeake Bay Journal The shaggy Red Devon-Angus and doe-eyed Jersey cattle surrounding Virginia farmer Matt Rales are more than the sum of their parts — though their meat will ...

National Park Service shutting down Virginia living history museum and farm - FOX 5 DC
12/16/2018 7:17:46 PM
National Park Service shutting down Virginia living history museum and farm    FOX 5 DC MCLEAN, Va. - A beloved D.C.-area tourist attraction is shutting down by the end of the week -- unless a last-minute deal is struck with the National Park *Service*.

Perdue names Lohr new NRCS chief | 2018-12-03 - Agri-Pulse
12/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Perdue names Lohr new NRCS chief | 2018-12-03    Agri-Pulse Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue has tapped Matt Lohr to lead the Natural Resources Conservation *Service*, putting the Virginia farmer in charge of the Department of ...

A Virginia Farmer Fights to Harvest His Uranium - Bloomberg
10/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
A Virginia Farmer Fights to Harvest His Uranium    Bloomberg A U.S. Supreme Court challenge to the state's mining ban divides the town of Chatham, as an environmental group warns of the potential “disaster” for air and ...

Farmer says hemp is crop of the future - Beckley Register-Herald
10/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Farmer says hemp is crop of the future    Beckley Register-Herald The average age of the West Virginia farmer is 57, but David Munsee believes hemp farming will draw an influx of young farmers who will change the landscape ...

Agriculture is growing on West Virginia (Daily Mail WV) - Charleston Gazette-Mail
9/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Agriculture is growing on West Virginia (Daily Mail WV)    Charleston Gazette-Mail Since its inception, West Virginia has always had a connection with farming and agriculture. The Great Seal of the State of West Virginia, adopted in September ...

Year-round greenhouse draws tourists' attention to family farm - Southwest Virginia Today
9/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Year-round greenhouse draws tourists' attention to family farm    Southwest Virginia Today GLADE SPRING, Va. — It may take close to an hour to walk through the twists and turns of a corn maze at Haynes Greenhouse in Glade Spring, but for.

National Park Service report alleged deficiencies at Va. colonial farm fighting to stay open - The Washington Post
8/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
National Park Service report alleged deficiencies at Va. colonial farm fighting to stay open    The Washington Post A National Park *Service* draft report issued three years before the agency announced it would close a colonial-style farm in Northern Virginia alleged ...

National Park Service report alleged deficiencies at Virginia colonial farm fighting to stay open - Fredericksburg.com
8/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
National Park Service report alleged deficiencies at Virginia colonial farm fighting to stay open    Fredericksburg.com A National Park *Service* draft report issued three years before the agency announced it would close a colonial-style farm in northern Virginia alleged deficiencies ...

Poultry vs. tourism comment 'a slap in the face' - Delmarva Daily Times
8/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Poultry vs. tourism comment 'a slap in the face'    Delmarva Daily Times Anti-poultry comment in favor of tourism has caused a backlash on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Big chicken is an economic driver on Delmarva.

Local hemp farmer has high hopes for industry in West Virginia - WVNS-TV
8/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Local hemp farmer has high hopes for industry in West Virginia    WVNS-TV The hemp industry is growing like a weed, but could West Virginia be the new frontier?

Virginia: Dairy farms weather long stretch of low milk prices - Wisconsin State Farmer
7/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia: Dairy farms weather long stretch of low milk prices    Wisconsin State Farmer Stubbornly low milk prices are forcing some dairy farmers to pinch pennies just to scrape by and others to call it quits and sell off their cattle.

Senate passes bipartisan Farm Bill to legalize industrial hemp production - Augusta Free Press
6/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Senate passes bipartisan Farm Bill to legalize industrial hemp production    Augusta Free Press Today, the U.S. Senate passed, on a bipartisan 86-11 vote, legislation that includes Virginia priorities championed by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine ...

Trouble on the farm: loss of a dairy goat farm sparks push for new law - WHSV
6/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Trouble on the farm: loss of a dairy goat farm sparks push for new law    WHSV PENDLETON COUNTY, W.Va. (WHSV) — Some farmers in West Virginia say their small family farms are struggling, and they blame a lot of it on a lack of ...

Virginia Beach farmers worry about potential tariffs on soybean crop - 13newsnow.com WVEC
6/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Beach farmers worry about potential tariffs on soybean crop    13newsnow.com WVEC Bobby Vaughan, William's father, fears China could retaliate with its own on one of Virginia's largest agricultural exports, the soybean.

Vineyards Offer Lots of Opportunities, but Require Lots of Money - Lancaster Farming
6/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Vineyards Offer Lots of Opportunities, but Require Lots of Money    Lancaster Farming There are approximately 4000 acres of vineyards in the state of Virginia. The industry's economic impact is doubling every five years.

Virginia farmers, beef processors looking to export products to China by next year - Lynchburg News and Advance
6/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia farmers, beef processors looking to export products to China by next year    Lynchburg News and Advance By the end of the year, Ryan Ford, owner of Seven Hills Food Company, hopes to have his Lynchburg beef processing plant qualified and authorized to export ...

JMU alumna appointed Virginia commissioner of agriculture - The Breeze
5/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
JMU alumna appointed Virginia commissioner of agriculture    The Breeze JMU alumna Jewel Bronaugh will take over as commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services May 25.

Drowning In Milk: Dairy Farmers Look For Lifelines In Flooded Market - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
5/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Drowning In Milk: Dairy Farmers Look For Lifelines In Flooded Market    West Virginia Public Broadcasting LaRue County, Kentucky, dairy farmer Gary Rock sits in his milking parlor, overlooking what is left of his 95 cow operation. “Three hundred years of.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm in McLean could close after National Park Service dispute - The Washington Post
5/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Claude Moore Colonial Farm in McLean could close after National Park Service dispute    The Washington Post A colonial-style farm on National Park *Service* land in Northern Virginia announced Tuesday that it is fighting to stay open after a disagreement with the federal ...

Farm Resources News Items
Inside Appalachia: What Would You Do if Your Grocery Store Disappeared? - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
7/10/2015 3:00:00 AM
Inside Appalachia: What Would You Do if Your Grocery Store Disappeared?    West Virginia Public Broadcasting In Appalachia, where green forests grow abundantly, food is scarce for many. Throughout Appalachia, grocery stores are disappearing. This week on Inside.

Organic Certification News Items
WVDA offering veteran scholarship to grazing conference - Beckley Register-Herald
3/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
WVDA offering veteran scholarship to grazing conference    Beckley Register-Herald The West Virginia Department of Agriculture will be covering registration fees for the 2019 Appalachian Grazing Conference for Mountain State veterans.

W.Va. offering veterans scholarships to Appalachian Grazing Conference - West Virginia Explorer
2/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
W.Va. offering veterans scholarships to Appalachian Grazing Conference    West Virginia Explorer The W.Va. Department of Agriculture today announced the availability of education and training scholarships for veterans to attend the 2019 Appalachian ...

Researchers ramp up releases of tiny wasp to improve biological control of the Virginia creeper leafhopper - Western Farm Press
3/22/2017 3:00:00 AM
Researchers ramp up releases of tiny wasp to improve biological control of the Virginia creeper leafhopper    Western Farm Press On-going efforts to arm wine grape growers in Lake and Mendocino counties with a biological weapon to defend their vines and fruit from the invasive Virginia ...

US: New Country Organics looks to expand feed footprint - FeedNavigator.com
10/6/2016 3:00:00 AM
US: New Country Organics looks to expand feed footprint    FeedNavigator.com New Country Organics is stretching its production facilities from the East Coast to Texas with the purchase of another feed mill. The Virginia-based feed and ...

W.Va. organic farms earn nearly $4M, but local demand low - Herald-Mail Media
9/27/2016 3:00:00 AM
W.Va. organic farms earn nearly $4M, but local demand low    Herald-Mail Media MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Redbud Farm in Berkeley County, W.Va., was among West Virginia's 16 certified-organic farms that sold nearly $4 million in ...

A different kind of tea party: how US farmers are brewing up a new industry - The Guardian
7/16/2016 3:00:00 AM
A different kind of tea party: how US farmers are brewing up a new industry    The Guardian Unchon Ramos has kickstarted an American tea farming revolution right from her farm in Virginia – but growers say the industry is still in 'the wild west' stage of ...

Dorothy McAuliffe on hand for opening event for organic winery in Albemarle - The Daily Progress
6/11/2014 3:00:00 AM
Dorothy McAuliffe on hand for opening event for organic winery in Albemarle    The Daily Progress Loving Cup Vineyard & Winery is employing nature's existing forces to establish a unique spot in Virginia's growing viticulture industry.