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

 

Smart Ag

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

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

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

Contact Us

2710 S. Loop Drive

Ames, IA 50010

(515) 599-0346 • info@smart-ag.com

 

Agrilyst Inc.

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

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

Contact Information

Address:

68 Jay St., Suite 201

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:

(646) 878-6840

Email:

info@agrilyst.com

 

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

 

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.& ...

 

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 (324)
There are 324 resources serving Roanoke Valley Region in the following categories:
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Conservation Districts
Big Walker Soil and Water Conservation District
Rachel Havens - District Manager - Wytheville, VA
Blue Ridge Soil & Water Conservation District
Kathy B. Smith - Program Manager - Rocky Mount, VA
Mountain Castles Soil And Water Conservation District
Staci Merkt - Office Coordinator - Roanoke, VA
New River Soil And Water Conservation District
Tracy Goodson - District Manager - Galax, VA
Peaks of Otter Soil and Water Conservation District
- Bedford, VA
Skyline Soil and Water Conservation District
Cynthia Hancock - District Manager - Christiansburg, 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
America's Longleaf Restoration Initiative
Kyle Jones - Regional Longleaf Pine Restoration Coordinator - Tallahassee, FL
American Agri-Women
- Colchester, VT
American Battlefield Trust
- Washington, DC
American Chestnut Foundation, Virginia Chapter
- Marshall, VA
American 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
- 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
Debra Reynolds - Communication Coordinator - Hadley, MA
Bat Conservation International
- Austin, TX
Be Wild, Virginia!
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Henrico, VA
Bedford Area Master Gardeners
- Bedford, 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
- 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
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
Garden Club of Virginia
- Richmond, VA
Garden for Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation - Merrifield, VA
Green Fence Conservation Trust
- Apex, NC
James River Association
- Richmond, VA
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
- 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
- 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
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
- Washington, DC
Resource Environmental Solutions (RES)
Darrell Whitley - Chief Operating Officer - Houston, TX
Roanoke River Basin Association
Scott Van Der Hyde - Executive Director - Danville, VA
Roanoke Valley Greenways
Liz Belcher - Greenway Coordinator - Salem, VA
Sand County Foundation
Kevin Kiley, Development & Communications - Madison, WI
Savory Institute
- Boulder, CO
Scenic Virginia
- Richmond, VA
Shortleaf Pine Initiative
- Athens, GA
Smith Mountain Lake Association
- Moneta, VA
Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Ankeny, IA
Southeast Water Forum
- Knoxville, TN
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Curtis R Hopkins, Ph.D. - Executive Secretary - Flora, 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 American Chestnut Foundation
- Asheville, NC
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 Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Longleaf Alliance
- Andalusia, AL
The Nature Conservancy, Virginia
- Charlottesville, VA
The Trust for Public Land, D.C. / Chesapeake Office
- Washington, DC
The Virginia Speleological Survey
Rick Lambert - PresidentVA
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 Roanoke River Roundtable
- Roanoke, VA
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
- Norfolk, VA
Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, Inc. ('VCLF')
Tom Clarke, CEO - Roanoke, VA
Virginia Forage and Grassland Council
- Crewe, VA
Virginia Forestry Association
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia’s United Land Trusts
Ellen Shepard - Richmond, VA
VIRGINIAforever
- Richmond, VA
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Wild Ones
Donna VanBuecken - Executive Director - Neenah, WI
Wildlands Conservation, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
Cooperative Extension
Bedford County Extension
Sandy Seals - Unit Administrative Assistant - Bedford, VA
Bland County Extension
Kathryn Dunn - Unit Administrative Assistant - Bland, VA
Carroll County Extension
Donna Muncy - Unit Administrative Assistant - Hilllsville, VA
Craig County Extension
Enola Ross - Unit Administrative Assistant - New Castle, VA
Floyd County Extension
Kim Turman - Unit Administrative Assistant - Floyd, VA
Franklin County Extension
Marilyn Clements - Unit Administrative Assistant - Rocky Mount, VA
Giles County Extension
Christy Mutter - Unit Support Staff - Pearisburg, VA
Grayson County Extension
Debbie Hash - Unit Administrative Assistant - Independence, VA
Montgomery County Extension
Margarita Palomino - Administrative and Technical Associate - Christiansburg, VA
New River Valley Master Gardeners
- Christiansburg, VA
Pulaski County Extension
Sarah Burkett - Unit Coordinator - Pulaski, VA
Roanoke County-Roanoke and Salem Extension
Kathy Sturgill - Unit Administrative Assistant - Roanoke, VA
Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Blacksburg, VA
Wythe County Extension
Ginny Smith - Unit Administrative Assistant - Wytheville, VA
Wythe-Bland Region Master Gardener Association
Matthew Miller, Unit Coordinator - Wytheville, VA
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Betsy Stinson
VDGIF Biologist - Blacksburg, VA
Bill Bassinger
VDGIF Biologist - Marion, VA
Dan Lovelace
VDGIF Biologist - Forest, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
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 Preservation Tax Credit
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Government Agencies
Be Wild, Virginia!
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Henrico, VA
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Courtland Area Office
USDA Rural Development - Courtland, VA
DCR Office of Land Conservation
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
Lynchburg Area Office
USDA Rural Development - Lynchburg, VA
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
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
USDA Rural Development - Virginia Office
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
- Big Stone Gap, 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
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
TriEst Irrigation
- Darlington, SC
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Rural-Farmer, Rancher, and Fishery Cooperatives
Augusta Cooperative Farm Bureau Inc.
Kevin P. McLaren - General Manager - Staunton, VA
Giles Farm Bureau Cooperative Inc.
Jonathan Kidd - Store Manager - Pearisburg, VA
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Coop Association
- Reston, VA
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc.
- Reston, VA
Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative Association, Inc.
- Reston, VA
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
Select Sire Power, Inc.
Norm Vincel - General Manager - Rocky Mount, VA
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
Dept of Animal & Poultry Sciences - Blacksburg, VA
Small Farm Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kirk Ballin - Salem, VA
Appalachian Sustainable Development
Kathlyn Terry - Executive Director - Abingdon, VA
Augusta Cooperative Farm Bureau Inc.
Kevin P. McLaren - General Manager - Staunton, VA
Bedford County Farm Bureau
Bedford Office - Bedford, VA
Bland County Farm Bureau
- Bland, VA
Carroll County Farm Bureau
- Hillsville, VA
Craig County Farm Bureau
- New Castle, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Bedford Branch
- Bedford, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Roanoke Branch
Joey Cornwell - Branch Manager - Roanoke, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Rocky Mount Branch
Joey Cornwell - Branch Manager - Rocky Mount, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Wytheville Branch
Brian Repass - Branch Manager - Wytheville, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Floyd County Farm Bureau
- Floyd, VA
Franklin County Farm Bureau
Hardy office - Hardy, VA
Franklin County Farm Bureau
Rocky Mtn. Rt. 40 Office - Rocky Mount, VA
Franklin County Farm Bureau
Rocky Mtn. Downtown Office - Rocky Mount, VA
Galax County Farm Bureau
- Galax, VA
Giles County Farm Bureau
- Pembroke, VA
Grayson County Farm Bureau
- Independence, VA
Montgomery County Farm Bureau
- Christiansburg, VA
Pulaski County Farm Bureau
- Dublin, VA
Roanoke County Farm Bureau
Peters Creek Rd. Office - Roanoke, 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
Wythe County Farm Bureau
- Wytheville, VA
State Funding / Technical Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kirk Ballin - Salem, VA
Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program
- Richmond, VA
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Chesapeake Forest Fund Tree Planting Program
Jenny McGarvey - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
Dr. Lisa Havel - Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture
Stephen G. Perry - Coordinator - Sanbornton, NH
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Program
Meredith Bean - EAB Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Firewise Communities - Virginia
John Miller - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
Money for Mitigation Grant Program
John Miller - Chief, Resource Protection - Charlottesville, VA
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Project WILD - Virginia
Suzie Gilley - Project WILD Coordinator - Henrico, VA
Quail Habitat Recovery Cost-Share Program
- Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Reforestation of Timberlands Program
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Riparian Forest Buffer Tax Credit
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Small Farms Nutrient Management Program
Tad Williams - Dairy and Small Farms Nutrient Management Specialist - Richmond, VA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Terry Lasher
Virginia Department of Forestry - Assistant State Forest Manager - Charlottesville, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
The Chesapeake Bay Program
Dana Aunkst - Director - Annapolis, MD
Virginia Agricultural BMP Cost Share (VACS) Program
Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water - Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural BMP Tax Credit Program
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water - Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural Stewardship Program
Darrell Marshall - Agricultural Stewardship Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia 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
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, 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 Christina Glymph - Director, Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Warrenton, VA
Virginia Recreational Trails Fund
Kristal McKelvey - 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
NC Forest Service (NCFS) - 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
- Alderson, WV
Cape May Plant Materials Center
Christopher Miller - PMC Manager - Cape May , NJ
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative
Barry Frantz - Chesapeake Bay Coordinator - Washington, DC
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)
USDA 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
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - 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)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - 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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Agrilyst Inc.

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

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

Contact Information

Address:

68 Jay St., Suite 201

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:

(646) 878-6840

Email:

info@agrilyst.com

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

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

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

 

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

 

Stream Crossing
By:

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
By:

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
By:

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
By:

Includes: Certification Agencies • Educational and Outreach Resources • Certified Organic Operations • Suppliers of Inputs fo ...

 

Working Lands For Wildlife
By:

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
By:

 

Drainage Ditch Research Reveals Opportunities for Cleaning Up Runoff
By:

 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
By:

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
By:

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
By:

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
By:

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

 

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

 

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

 

Aeration

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

 

 Farm Income Opportunities

   
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Local Dirt

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

 

Harvest To Hand

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

 

Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food Programs

 

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

 

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

 

AgProfit™

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

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

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

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

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

 

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

 

What are Food Hubs
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
By:

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
By:

Ideas and information to make your venture a success.

 

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

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

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

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

 

 

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There are 342 resources serving Roanoke Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals serving Roanoke Valley Region
Agritourism
Attimo Winery, LLC
Rik and Melissa Obiso - Christiansburg, VA
Beagle Ridge Herb Farm
Ellen Reynolds - Executive Director - Wytheville, VA
Cobb Hill Alpacas
Tom Wynn - Rural Retreat, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Joe’s Trees
Sue Bostic - Newport, VA
Laurel Hill Nursery, LLC
Anita Huffman - Mouth of Wilson, VA
Peaks of Otter Winery & Orchards
- Bedford, VA
Ripples Rhapsody Farm
Faith Hinkle - Galax, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
Seven Springs CSA
Polly Hieser - Check, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
The Growing Place
Rachel Bayer - Wirtz, VA
The Pillow Farm
- Hot Springs, VA
Williams Orchard
- Wytheville, 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, Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Dave Gibson
IFC/World Bank - Senior Environmental Risk Specialist - Warrenton, 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
Ecosystem Services Market Consortium
Debbie Reed - Executive Director - Falls Church, VA
EP Carbon
Zach Barbane - Director, Projects and Operations - Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
Indigo Ag
- Boston, MA
John W. Anderson
Spotts Fain - Director/Shareholder - Richmond, VA
Marstel-Day, LLC
- Fredericksburg, VA
Meade A. Spotts
Spotts Fain - Attorney, 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
Conservation Districts
Big Walker Soil and Water Conservation District
Rachel Havens - District Manager - Wytheville, VA
Blue Ridge Soil & Water Conservation District
Kathy B. Smith - Program Manager - Rocky Mount, VA
Mountain Castles Soil And Water Conservation District
Staci Merkt - Office Coordinator - Roanoke, VA
New River Soil And Water Conservation District
Tracy Goodson - District Manager - Galax, VA
Peaks of Otter Soil and Water Conservation District
- Bedford, VA
Skyline Soil and Water Conservation District
Cynthia Hancock - District Manager - Christiansburg, VA
Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Kendall Elaine Tyree, Ph.D. - Executive Director - Mechanicsville, VA
Cooperative Extension
Bedford County Extension
Sandy Seals - Unit Administrative Assistant - Bedford, VA
Bland County Extension
Kathryn Dunn - Unit Administrative Assistant - Bland, VA
Carroll County Extension
Donna Muncy - Unit Administrative Assistant - Hilllsville, VA
Craig County Extension
Enola Ross - Unit Administrative Assistant - New Castle, VA
Floyd County Extension
Kim Turman - Unit Administrative Assistant - Floyd, VA
Franklin County Extension
Marilyn Clements - Unit Administrative Assistant - Rocky Mount, VA
Giles County Extension
Christy Mutter - Unit Support Staff - Pearisburg, VA
Grayson County Extension
Debbie Hash - Unit Administrative Assistant - Independence, VA
Montgomery County Extension
Margarita Palomino - Administrative and Technical Associate - Christiansburg, VA
New River Valley Master Gardeners
- Christiansburg, VA
Pulaski County Extension
Sarah Burkett - Unit Coordinator - Pulaski, VA
Roanoke County-Roanoke and Salem Extension
Kathy Sturgill - Unit Administrative Assistant - Roanoke, VA
Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Blacksburg, VA
Wythe County Extension
Ginny Smith - Unit Administrative Assistant - Wytheville, VA
Wythe-Bland Region Master Gardener Association
Matthew Miller, Unit Coordinator - Wytheville, 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
- 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
- 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
Cindy Schulz - Field Supervisor - Gloucester, VA
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Ecotourism
Big Spring Bog Natural Area Preserve
Claiborne Woodall, Southwest Regional Supervisor - Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Natural Heritage - Abingdon, VA
Big Survey Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Wytheville, VA
Blandy Experimental Farm
Steven B. Carroll - Director of Public Programs - Boyce, VA
Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Natural HeritageVA
Claytor Lake State Park
- Dublin, VA
Clover Hollow Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Crooked Creek Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Woodlawn, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Go Outdoors Virginia
DGIF - Henrico, VA
Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Grayson Glades Natural Area Preserve
Claiborne Woodall, Southwest Regional Supervisor - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Grayson Highlands State Park
- Mouth of Wilson, VA
Havens Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Salem, VA
New River Trail State Park
- Max Meadows, VA
Pedlar Hills Glades Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Poor Mountain Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf, Mountain Region Steward - Department of Conservation & Recreation, Division of Natural HeritageVA
Shot Tower State Park
- Max Meadows, VA
Smith Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Huddleston, VA
Smith Mountain Lake State Park
- Huddleston, VA
Stewarts Creek Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Lambsburg, VA
Turkeycock Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Axton, 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
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
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
Bandy Mill Bay Farmers Market
- Hardy, VA
Bedford Farmers Market
- Bedford, VA
Bewilderbean LLC
Elizabeth Fabian - Dublin, VA
Blacksburg Farmers Market
- Blacksburg, VA
Bland County Farmers Market
Audra Repass - Bland, VA
Catawba Valley Farmers Market
- Catawba, VA
Christiansburg Farmers Market
- Christiansburg, VA
Community Farmers Market of Blacksburg
Emilie Tydings - Blacksburg, VA
EcoFriendly Foods
Bev & Janelle Eggleston - Moneta, VA
Farmers Market at Citizen Square
- Rocky Mount, VA
Floyd Farmers Market
Lindsay Newsome - Floyd, VA
Forest Farmers Market
- Forest, VA
Fries Farmers Market
Faith Hinkle - Fries, VA
Galax Farmer's Market
Market Manager - Galax, VA
Independence Farmers Market
- Independence, VA
Narrows Farmers Market
Lindsey Caudill - Narrows, VA
Painter Farms Produce LLC
Lynette Painter - Hillsville, VA
Pearisburg Farmer's Market
Matthew Bowman and Lynn Hazelwood - Pearisburg, VA
Pulaski Farmers Market - The Marketplace
Peggy White - Pulaski, VA
Radford Farmers Market
- Radford, VA
Rocky Mount Farmers Market
Cherie Compton and Matt Hankins - Rocky Mount, VA
Rural Retreat Farmers Market at the Depot
Tom Wynn - Rural Retreat, VA
Salem Farmers Market
- Salem, VA
Shawsville Farmers Market
Sandy Birkenmaier - Shawsville, VA
Smith Mountain Lake YMCA
Lauren Acker - Moneta, VA
Southwest Virginia Farmers Market
Kevin Semones - Hillsville, VA
The Bedford Farmer Managed Market, LLC
Tamara Lynn Witt - Bedford, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
The Marketplace
Peggy White - Pulaski, VA
Town of Hillsville Farmers Market
Laura Beth Parnell - Hillsville, VA
Vinton Farmers Market
- Vinton, VA
Westlake Farmers Market
Janice Walke - Moneta, VA
Wytheville Farmer’s Market
- Wytheville, 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: Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Program
Claire Flynn - Manager, Chesapeake Program - Washington, DC
Clean Trail Grant Program
Leah Leitch - Grant Outreach - ExtremeTerrain.com - Malvern, PA
Clean Water Act Section 319
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
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
New River Valley Master Gardeners
- Christiansburg, VA
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Pulling Together Initiative
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program
Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. - Washington, DC
The Conservation Alliance
John Sterling - Executive Director - Bend, OR
The FruitGuys Community Fund
Chris Mittelstaedt - Founder and Project 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
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
Small Farm Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kirk Ballin - Salem, VA
Appalachian Sustainable Development
Kathlyn Terry - Executive Director - Abingdon, VA
Augusta Cooperative Farm Bureau Inc.
Kevin P. McLaren - General Manager - Staunton, VA
Bedford County Farm Bureau
Bedford Office - Bedford, VA
Bland County Farm Bureau
- Bland, VA
Carroll County Farm Bureau
- Hillsville, VA
Craig County Farm Bureau
- New Castle, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Bedford Branch
- Bedford, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Roanoke Branch
Joey Cornwell - Branch Manager - Roanoke, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Rocky Mount Branch
Joey Cornwell - Branch Manager - Rocky Mount, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Wytheville Branch
Brian Repass - Branch Manager - Wytheville, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Floyd County Farm Bureau
- Floyd, VA
Franklin County Farm Bureau
Rocky Mtn. Downtown Office - Rocky Mount, VA
Franklin County Farm Bureau
Hardy office - Hardy, VA
Franklin County Farm Bureau
Rocky Mtn. Rt. 40 Office - Rocky Mount, VA
Galax County Farm Bureau
- Galax, VA
Giles County Farm Bureau
- Pembroke, VA
Grayson County Farm Bureau
- Independence, VA
Montgomery County Farm Bureau
- Christiansburg, VA
Pulaski County Farm Bureau
- Dublin, VA
Roanoke County Farm Bureau
Peters Creek Rd. Office - Roanoke, 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
Wythe County Farm Bureau
- Wytheville, VA
State Funding / Technical Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kirk Ballin - Salem, VA
Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program
- Richmond, VA
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Chesapeake Forest Fund Tree Planting Program
Jenny McGarvey - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
Dr. Lisa Havel - Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture
Stephen G. Perry - Coordinator - Sanbornton, NH
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Program
Meredith Bean - EAB Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Firewise Communities - Virginia
John Miller - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
Money for Mitigation Grant Program
John Miller - Chief, Resource Protection - Charlottesville, VA
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Project WILD - Virginia
Suzie Gilley - Project WILD Coordinator - Henrico, VA
Quail Habitat Recovery Cost-Share Program
- Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Reforestation of Timberlands Program
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Riparian Forest Buffer Tax Credit
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Small Farms Nutrient Management Program
Tad Williams - Dairy and Small Farms Nutrient Management Specialist - Richmond, VA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Terry Lasher
Virginia Department of Forestry - Assistant State Forest Manager - Charlottesville, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
The Chesapeake Bay Program
Dana Aunkst - Director - Annapolis, MD
Virginia Agricultural BMP Cost Share (VACS) Program
Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water - Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural BMP Tax Credit Program
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water - Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural Stewardship Program
Darrell Marshall - Agricultural Stewardship Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia 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
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, 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 Christina Glymph - Director, Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Warrenton, VA
Virginia Recreational Trails Fund
Kristal McKelvey - 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
NC Forest Service (NCFS) - Raleigh, NC
Sustainable Ag / Community Supported Agriculture
AgrAbility Virginia
Kirk Ballin - Salem, VA
Appalachian Harvest
Kathlyn Terry - Executive Director - Duffield, VA
Appalachian Sustainable Development
Kathlyn Terry - Executive Director - Abingdon, VA
Beagle Ridge Herb Farm
Ellen Reynolds - Executive Director - Wytheville, VA
Black Sheep Family Farm
Katie Watkins - Floyd, VA
BPG/The Greenery, Inc.
Richard Lasker - Bent Mountain, VA
Buck Wild Woods Farm & Forestry
- Colonial Beach, VA
Farm Flavor - Virginia
- Richmond, VA
Four Oaks Farms LLC
Jerry Conner - Wirtz, VA
FreshFarm Markets
Bernadine (Bernie) Prince and Ann Harvey Yonkers - Co-Executive Directors - Washington, DC
Full Circle Organic Farm/Good Food-Good People
Dennis Dove - Floyd, VA
Good Food - Good People
Tenley Weaver - Floyd, VA
Joe’s Trees
Sue Bostic - Newport, VA
Peaks of Otter Winery & Orchards
- Bedford, VA
Riverstone Farm
Brett Nichols - Floyd, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
Seven Springs CSA
Polly Hieser - Check, VA
Seven Springs Farm CSA
Polly Hieser - Check, VA
The Farm at Sunnyside
Stacey Carlberg - Farm Manager - Washington, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
The Pillow Farm
- Hot Springs, 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
WaterBear Mountain Organic Farm
Richard Ursomarso - Floyd, 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
- Alderson, WV
Cape May Plant Materials Center
Christopher Miller - PMC Manager - Cape May , NJ
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative
Barry Frantz - Chesapeake Bay Coordinator - Washington, DC
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)
USDA 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
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - 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)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - 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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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.& ...

 

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

 

Virginia Farm Link

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

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

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

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

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

 

Smart Ag

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

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

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

Contact Us

2710 S. Loop Drive

Ames, IA 50010

(515) 599-0346 • info@smart-ag.com

 

Agrilyst Inc.

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

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

Contact Information

Address:

68 Jay St., Suite 201

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:

(646) 878-6840

Email:

info@agrilyst.com

 

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

 

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.& ...

 

Cover Crop Economics Tool

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

Download: Cover Crop Economics Tool

 

Pioneer® Field360™

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

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

UPDATE:

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

 

AgBizEnvironment™

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

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

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

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

 

AgLease™

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

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

UPDATE:

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

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

View the AgLease™ Presentation

 

AgFinance™

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

UPDATE:

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

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

 

AgProfit™

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

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

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

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

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

 

AgroClimate

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Conservation Buffers on your Land

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

 

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

 

AgPlan™

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

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  • Learn what you need to include in your plan with Tips & Resources
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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 (250)
There are 250 resources serving Roanoke Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals serving Roanoke Valley Region
Conservation Districts
Big Walker Soil and Water Conservation District
Rachel Havens - District Manager - Wytheville, VA
Blue Ridge Soil & Water Conservation District
Kathy B. Smith - Program Manager - Rocky Mount, VA
Mountain Castles Soil And Water Conservation District
Staci Merkt - Office Coordinator - Roanoke, VA
New River Soil And Water Conservation District
Tracy Goodson - District Manager - Galax, VA
Peaks of Otter Soil and Water Conservation District
- Bedford, VA
Skyline Soil and Water Conservation District
Cynthia Hancock - District Manager - Christiansburg, VA
Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Kendall Elaine Tyree, Ph.D. - Executive Director - Mechanicsville, VA
Cooperative Extension
Bedford County Extension
Sandy Seals - Unit Administrative Assistant - Bedford, VA
Bland County Extension
Kathryn Dunn - Unit Administrative Assistant - Bland, VA
Carroll County Extension
Donna Muncy - Unit Administrative Assistant - Hilllsville, VA
Craig County Extension
Enola Ross - Unit Administrative Assistant - New Castle, VA
Floyd County Extension
Kim Turman - Unit Administrative Assistant - Floyd, VA
Franklin County Extension
Marilyn Clements - Unit Administrative Assistant - Rocky Mount, VA
Giles County Extension
Christy Mutter - Unit Support Staff - Pearisburg, VA
Grayson County Extension
Debbie Hash - Unit Administrative Assistant - Independence, VA
Montgomery County Extension
Margarita Palomino - Administrative and Technical Associate - Christiansburg, VA
New River Valley Master Gardeners
- Christiansburg, VA
Pulaski County Extension
Sarah Burkett - Unit Coordinator - Pulaski, VA
Roanoke County-Roanoke and Salem Extension
Kathy Sturgill - Unit Administrative Assistant - Roanoke, VA
Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Blacksburg, VA
Wythe County Extension
Ginny Smith - Unit Administrative Assistant - Wytheville, VA
Wythe-Bland Region Master Gardener Association
Matthew Miller, Unit Coordinator - Wytheville, VA
Farm Equipment Sales and Service
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
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
TriEst Irrigation
- Darlington, SC
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
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
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 Preservation Tax Credit
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - 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
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
TriEst Irrigation
- Darlington, SC
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
Arrow Forestry - New Castle, VA
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
GreenWoods Inc.
Matt & Courtney Pace - Floyd, 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
Mediators
Design Workshop
Anna Laybourn - Principal - Aspen, CO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Anderson J. Hudson, PWS, PWD
Virginia Wetland Consulting - Quinton, VA
Brian W. Morse
Virginia Forestry and Wildlife Group - Certified Wildlife Biologist - Afton, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Evergreen Environmental, LLC
- Wayne, NJ
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
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
Appalachian Plant Materials Center
- Alderson, WV
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Bennett's Creek Nursery
- Smithfield, VA
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Cape May Plant Materials Center
Christopher Miller - PMC Manager - Cape May , 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
International Forest Company (IFCO)
- Moultrie, GA
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
- 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
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - 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
- Richmond, VA
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Chesapeake Forest Fund Tree Planting Program
Jenny McGarvey - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
Dr. Lisa Havel - Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Eastern Brook Trout Joint Venture
Stephen G. Perry - Coordinator - Sanbornton, NH
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Program
Meredith Bean - EAB Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Firewise Communities - Virginia
John Miller - Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
- Marion, IL
Money for Mitigation Grant Program
John Miller - Chief, Resource Protection - Charlottesville, VA
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Project WILD - Virginia
Suzie Gilley - Project WILD Coordinator - Henrico, VA
Quail Habitat Recovery Cost-Share Program
- Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Reforestation of Timberlands Program
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Riparian Forest Buffer Tax Credit
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
Small Farms Nutrient Management Program
Tad Williams - Dairy and Small Farms Nutrient Management Specialist - Richmond, VA
Southeast Prescribed Fire Update
North Carolina State University Extension Forestry - Raleigh, NC
Terry Lasher
Virginia Department of Forestry - Assistant State Forest Manager - Charlottesville, VA
The Bobwhite Quail in Virginia
VDGIF - Richmond, VA
The Chesapeake Bay Program
Dana Aunkst - Director - Annapolis, MD
Virginia Agricultural BMP Cost Share (VACS) Program
Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water - Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural BMP Tax Credit Program
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Soil and Water - Richmond, VA
Virginia Agricultural Stewardship Program
Darrell Marshall - Agricultural Stewardship Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia 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
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation - Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, 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 Christina Glymph - Director, Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Warrenton, VA
Virginia Recreational Trails Fund
Kristal McKelvey - 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
NC Forest Service (NCFS) - 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
- Alderson, WV
Cape May Plant Materials Center
Christopher Miller - PMC Manager - Cape May , NJ
Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative
Barry Frantz - Chesapeake Bay Coordinator - Washington, DC
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)
USDA 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
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - 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)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - 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
- Buena Vista, VA
Virginia Section: American Water Works Association
Geneva Hudgins - Executive Manager - Lynchburg, VA
Virginia Water Environment Association
- Glen Allen, VA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
- Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
Debra Reynolds - Communication 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
Caleb Haymes
Haymes Timber and Wildlife Services - Owner - Chatham, VA
Daniel Hammond
H & H Forest Management, Inc. - South Hill, VA
Dowdy's Forest & Land Management
Matthew E. Dowdy - Louisa, VA
Duane E. Means
Arrow Forestry - New Castle, VA
Environmental Services, Inc.
Gary Howalt - Jacksonville, FL
Gary R. Long, ACF
Ridgerunner Forestry, LLC - Pilot, VA
GreenWoods Inc.
Matt & Courtney Pace - Floyd, VA
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
Cindy Schulz - Field Supervisor - Gloucester, VA
Wildland Forestry & Environmental, Inc
Brandon Price - Consulting Wildlife Forester - Madison, NC
Woodland Vegetation Management
Daniel Reynolds - Farmville, NC

 Organic Certification

   
Show Articles on Organic Certification (11)
Guide for Organic Livestock Producers
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This guide is an overview of the process of becoming certified organic. It is designed to explain the USDA organic regulations as they apply to livestock producers.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Show Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals (33)
There are 33 resources serving Roanoke Valley Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals serving Roanoke Valley Region
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
Beagle Ridge Herb Farm
Ellen Reynolds - Executive Director - Wytheville, VA
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
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
The Farm at Sunnyside
Stacey Carlberg - Farm Manager - Washington, VA
 

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7/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Carver School in Culpeper, Virginia State University team up to help small farmers    Fredericksburg.com About a dozen interested landowners turned out this week to witness representatives of Virginia State University and officials from the George Washington ...

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 ...

Faces of Fauquier: Agent specializes in horticulture - Fauquier Now
11/8/2017 3:00:00 AM
Faces of Fauquier: Agent specializes in horticulture    Fauquier Now After five years of teaching in county schools, Tim Ohlwiler joined Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Farm Income Opportunities News Items
Our Towns: Three Big Lessons From One Small Town - The Atlantic
7/18/2019 9:28:00 AM
Our Towns: Three Big Lessons From One Small Town    The Atlantic Here is another look at the far-southern-Virginia town of Danville: once a thriving tobacco-and-textile center, now trying to figure out what to do after all the mills ...

Scientists: Hampton Roads to get steamier and "floodier" - Virginian-Pilot
7/16/2019 5:48:00 PM
Scientists: Hampton Roads to get steamier and "floodier"    Virginian-Pilot A pair of studies have some dire warnings about will will constitute "normal" weather in Hampton Roads in the coming years.

Working Capital is Dissolving: Here's What to Know - AgWeb
7/15/2019 11:40:00 AM
Working Capital is Dissolving: Here's What to Know    AgWeb What should be your No. 1 priority for your balance sheet? “Working capital,” says David Kohl, professor emeritus of agricultural finance at Virginia Tech ...

Census highlights agriculture’s importance in Virginia - Augusta Free Press
7/13/2019 6:04:00 AM
Census highlights agriculture’s importance in Virginia    Augusta Free Press Virginia's political leaders may now take a closer look at the importance of agriculture in their congressional districts, thanks to the 2017 U.S. Census of ...

West Virginia must STEAM ahead in agriculture's shifting landscape - West Virginia Record
7/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia must STEAM ahead in agriculture's shifting landscape    West Virginia Record CHARLESTON – Progression is defined as “the process of developing or moving gradually towards a more advanced state.” As time barrels forward, each ...

How Hydroponic School Gardens Can Cultivate Food Justice, Year-Round - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
7/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
How Hydroponic School Gardens Can Cultivate Food Justice, Year-Round    West Virginia Public Broadcasting After a full day of school a few weeks ago, 12-year-old Rose Quigley donned gloves and quickly picked bunches of *fresh* lettuce, Swiss chard, kale, mint and.

Customer-owned utilities should be leaders on clean energy. Why do most of them fail to deliver? - Virginia Mercury
6/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Customer-owned utilities should be leaders on clean energy. Why do most of them fail to deliver?    Virginia Mercury More than one in six Virginia residents gets electricity from a rural electric cooperative rather than a big investor-owned utility like Dominion Energy or ...

Down on her farm: Women increasingly playing producer roles in agriculture - The Daily Progress
6/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Down on her farm: Women increasingly playing producer roles in agriculture    The Daily Progress Nearly 40% of the 6,000-plus Central Virginia farmers out standing in their fields are women, a trend that U.S. Department of Agriculture officials say is in ...

Dairy farming takes a sour turn in Virginia - Fredericksburg.com
6/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Dairy farming takes a sour turn in Virginia    Fredericksburg.com When Ken Smith looks at his herd of 1600 black-and-white Holsteins, he sees family.

Bureau of Economic Analysis Lauds W.Va. for Income Growth - Wheeling Intelligencer
6/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bureau of Economic Analysis Lauds W.Va. for Income Growth    Wheeling Intelligencer CHARLESTON — West Virginia received national praise Tuesday for leading the nation in personal income growth for the first three months of 2019. According ...

Town's advisory panel talks jobs, purchasing power | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com - Northern Virginia Daily
6/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Town's advisory panel talks jobs, purchasing power | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com    Northern Virginia Daily STRASBURG — Business and job creation were on the forefront of discussions at a second meeting of the town's Community Advisory Board this week.

Feds praise W.Va. for income growth | News, Sports, Jobs - The Inter-Mountain
6/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Feds praise W.Va. for income growth | News, Sports, Jobs    The Inter-Mountain CHARLESTON — West Virginia received national praise Tuesday for leading the nation in personal income growth for the first three months of 2019. According ...

America’s new redneck rebellion - Financial Times
6/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
America’s new redneck rebellion    Financial Times West Virginians are embracing an anti-corporate populism that can veer left as well as right.

Beekeeping Brings Income to West Virginia - Voice of America
6/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Beekeeping Brings Income to West Virginia    Voice of America West Virginia has long been known as an important coal producing state in the eastern United States. But the coal business is slowing. Many mines are closing, ...

Our Towns: 'God's Storehouse' Food Pantry - The Atlantic
6/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Our Towns: 'God's Storehouse' Food Pantry    The Atlantic We began the first morning of our recent visit to Danville, Virginia, at an early-bird breakfast with the Rotary Club, where my husband, Jim, and I heard several ...

Farm Bureau: Grateful for Assistance, But Trade Preferable to Aid Payments - Lancaster Farming
6/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Farm Bureau: Grateful for Assistance, But Trade Preferable to Aid Payments    Lancaster Farming The announcement of an additional $16 billion in trade assistance aid for American farmers on May 23 was welcomed by Virginia Farm Bureau Federation ...

Program helps seniors at local farmer markets | County Life - YourGV.com
6/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Program helps seniors at local farmer markets | County Life    YourGV.com Farm Market *Fresh* For Seniors is a program made available by Lake Country Area Agency on Aging, Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services ...

Christiansburg farm becomes largest producer of hemp in Virginia - WDBJ7
6/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Christiansburg farm becomes largest producer of hemp in Virginia    WDBJ7 Hemp is a new crop in Virginia's farming industry that is controversial because of its similarity to marijuana.

Senior farmers market vouchers now available - Beckley Register-Herald
6/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Senior farmers market vouchers now available    Beckley Register-Herald Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Vouchers are now available in all 55 counties in West Virginia, according to a release from the West Virginia Department of ...

Virginia Tech to build the farm of the future - Future Farming
6/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Tech to build the farm of the future    Future Farming Virginia Tech is creating the SmartFarm Innovation Network, in order to build the farm of the future.

Our daily bread: A new crop of farmers, millers, and bakers is working to restore Virginia’s local grain economy - C-VILLE Weekly
6/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Our daily bread: A new crop of farmers, millers, and bakers is working to restore Virginia’s local grain economy    C-VILLE Weekly Murphy & Rude Malting Co. founder Jeff Bloem malts only Virginia-grown grain, and sells his product to local breweries like Random Row and South Street.

Solar project offers many benefits personally and to county - Virginia Gazette
5/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Solar project offers many benefits personally and to county    Virginia Gazette My family has lived in lower King and Queen County since the 1700s. Today, my family lives on a part of my grandparents' farm near Cologne, a Century Farm.

West Virginia Governor Embraces Proposed Wind Farm - North American Windpower
5/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia Governor Embraces Proposed Wind Farm    North American Windpower Clearway Energy Group has proposed a 170 MW wind farm in West Virginia that would significantly grow the state's installed wind capacity. Gov. Jim Justice ...

Soybean Farmer Loses From Retaliatory Tariffs With No Bailout Funds In Sight - NPR
5/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Soybean Farmer Loses From Retaliatory Tariffs With No Bailout Funds In Sight    NPR Heavier tariffs on Chinese goods have led to retaliatory tariffs from China. Virginia soybean farmer John Wesley Boyd Jr. tells NPR's Michel Martin that he hasn't ...

The saga of sharecropping: Reflecting on its tolls and the tenacity of family that helped build Virginia and the South - Daily Press
5/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
The saga of sharecropping: Reflecting on its tolls and the tenacity of family that helped build Virginia and the South    Daily Press Farming has never been easy. Not even for those who owned their property and its profits. But those who remember sharecropping say it was more brutal, and ...

Hemp: Virginia's new big cash crop? - Richmond Free Press
5/3/2019 6:00:00 AM
Hemp: Virginia's new big cash crop?    Richmond Free Press At first glance, it looks like a stoner's paradise: Acres of plants that resemble marijuana. But this crop is hemp, a relative of cannabis that has commercial uses ...

Dominion's solar farm in Gloucester goes live for Facebook - Virginian-Pilot
4/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Dominion's solar farm in Gloucester goes live for Facebook    Virginian-Pilot Dominion Energy's solar farm on Va. 14 in Gloucester County went live on Earth Day to help Facebook offset its electricity use with locally generated renewable ...

Ag woes keep Nebraska at back of pack in income gains - Lincoln Journal Star
4/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Ag woes keep Nebraska at back of pack in income gains    Lincoln Journal Star High-paying blue-collar jobs lifted incomes in West Virginia, New York and Illinois last year, even though the states lost residents, while farmers and government ...

Factories and Coal Mines Bring Income Relief to Some States - Governing
4/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Factories and Coal Mines Bring Income Relief to Some States    Governing High-paying blue-collar jobs lifted incomes in West Virginia, New York and Illinois last year, even though the states lost residents.

Factories, Coal Mines Bring Income Relief to Some States - The Pew Charitable Trusts
4/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Factories, Coal Mines Bring Income Relief to Some States    The Pew Charitable Trusts High-paying blue-collar jobs lifted incomes in West Virginia, New York and Illinois last year, even though the states lost residents, while farmers and government ...

Gov. Ralph Northam, in Roanoke, hails agritourism as force for revitalization - Roanoke Times
4/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Gov. Ralph Northam, in Roanoke, hails agritourism as force for revitalization    Roanoke Times When Gov. Ralph Northam is asked about his top priorities as leader of the state, he has a ready answer: ensuring Virginia has a thriving economy.

Small farms provide fresh food to West Virginia's restaurants and school districts - WV News
3/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Small farms provide fresh food to West Virginia's restaurants and school districts    WV News MORGANTOWN — With more than 22000 small farms dotted across its many mountains, West Virginia has a thriving market for beef, produce and all other ...

What Virginia tax changes mean for your state income tax return - WTVR CBS 6 News
2/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
What Virginia tax changes mean for your state income tax return    WTVR CBS 6 News Now that the Virginia Department of Taxation has begun processing state returns, officials said taxpayers can expect "slower turnaround times for refunds" ...

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 ...

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 ...

From farmhand to chicken farm owner, Virginia Beach woman starts Squawks Farm - Virginian-Pilot
12/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
From farmhand to chicken farm owner, Virginia Beach woman starts Squawks Farm    Virginian-Pilot Jessica DiNapoli isn't a chicken when it comes to hard work. In fact, the Kings Grant resident started Squawks Farm this past summer, a small operation in ...

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 ...

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 ...

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
Organic Farm in W.Va. Imperiled by Gas Pipeline Construction - DC Media Group
7/17/2019 10:24:00 PM
Organic Farm in W.Va. Imperiled by Gas Pipeline Construction    DC Media Group Construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline has jeopardized a family's dream to farm organically in West Virginia.

Business News: June 29 | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com - Northern Virginia Daily
6/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Business News: June 29 | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com    Northern Virginia Daily Brew 'n Business. The Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce will host Brew 'n Business, a roundtable discussion for business owners and professionals, ...

'They care about corporations:' Landowners demonstrate pipeline project's toll - Virginia Mercury
6/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
'They care about corporations:' Landowners demonstrate pipeline project's toll    Virginia Mercury WIRTZ — Little Creek ran chocolate-milkshake brown, surging with flood water as it splashed over its banks just feet from where lengths of the Mountain Valley ...

Virginia Organic Farmers Can Apply for Help | Meetings & Notices - Lancaster Farming
6/9/2019 10:36:00 AM
Virginia Organic Farmers Can Apply for Help | Meetings & Notices    Lancaster Farming Organic farmers in Virginia can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the USDA's Organic ...

12 people killed in Virginia Beach shooting; suspect dead - SF Gate
5/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
12 people killed in Virginia Beach shooting; suspect dead    SF Gate VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A longtime city employee opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people on three floors and ...

How eminent domain is blighting farmers in path of gas pipeline - The Guardian
5/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
How eminent domain is blighting farmers in path of gas pipeline    The Guardian Compulsory purchase – or the threat of it – of property on the route of a pipeline for fracked natural gas has left a slew of grievances and lawsuits in West Virginia ...

Consol Developing New Coal Mine in Southern West Virginia - U.S. News & World Report
5/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Consol Developing New Coal Mine in Southern West Virginia    U.S. News & World Report CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Consol Energy Inc. says it expects to open a metallurgical coal mine in southern West Virginia in 2021.

Blackberry farmers claim organic property contaminated when helicopter dropped erosion-control pellets on land - West Virginia Record
5/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Blackberry farmers claim organic property contaminated when helicopter dropped erosion-control pellets on land    West Virginia Record BECKLEY — A farm is suing a corporation, alleging it contaminated its property. Blackberry Botanicals, dba Blackberry Springs Farm; Neal and Elizabeth ...

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.

Coal Country Environmentalist - Earth Island Journal
1/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Coal Country Environmentalist    Earth Island Journal As a West Virginia coal miner's daughter, for Paula Jean Swearengin labor and ecological issues are intricately tied. Born 1974 in Mullens, Swearengin was ...

Farewell, Golden Eagle Alpaca Farm - Virginian-Pilot
12/18/2017 3:00:00 AM
Farewell, Golden Eagle Alpaca Farm    Virginian-Pilot John and Iris Gasser are retiring from their Golden Eagle Alpaca Farm and its Certified Naturally Grown produce business.

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 ...

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.