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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 (350)
There are 350 resources serving Southside Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals serving Southside Region
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
Earl Homer Chipman
Haifa North America - Skipwith, VA
Jodie Elizabeth Clarke
Philip Morris USA - Director of Procurement Information & Analysis - Lawrenceville, VA
Joe W. Walton
- Agronomist - Lawrenceville, VA
John A. Everhart
Rockingham Cooperative - Hardy, VA
John William Hawthorne
- Dundas, VA
Marshall Randolph Puryear
- Nelson, VA
Nicholas F. Moody
- Farmer/Consultant - Blackstone, VA
Tellus Agronomics
Allison Wickham - Account Manager - Orange, VA
William H. Coleman
- Boydton, VA
Conservation Districts
Appomattox River Soil and Water Conservation District
- Dinwiddie, VA
Blue Ridge Soil & Water Conservation District
Kathy B. Smith - Program Manager - Rocky Mount, VA
Chowan Basin Soil And Water Conservation District
Sue Morris - District Administrator - Emporia, VA
Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District
Rick Brown - Conservation Specialist - Halifax, VA
Lake Country Soli & Water Conservation District
Alvis Q. Inge - District Office Manager - Boydton, VA
Patrick Soil And Water Conservation District
Sandra W. Heath - District Manager - Stuart, VA
Piedmont Soil And Water Conservation District
Deanna Fehrer - District Manager - Farmville, VA
Pittsylvania Soil and Water Conservation District
- Chatham, VA
Southside Soil and Water Conservation District
Tricia Mays - Conservation Specialist - Charlotte Court House, 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
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 Collaborative Conservation
Warner College of Natural Resources - Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
- Bozeman, MT
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
- Annapolis, MD
Chesapeake Conservancy
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
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
Journey North
- Madison, WI
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
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
- Leesburg, VA
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
- Madison , MS
Monarch Joint Venture
- St. Paul, MN
Mountains-to-Bay Grazing Alliance
Michael Heller - Steering Committee Co-chair - Annapolis, MD
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 Grazing Lands Coalition
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - College Station, TX
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
Potomac Riverkeeper
- WASHINGTON, DC
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 Rails to Trails, Inc.
- South Hill, 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
SouthWings
Chesapeake Office - Norfolk, VA
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 Trust for Public Land, D.C. / Chesapeake Office
- Washington, DC
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Bruce Thacker - President - Thunder Bay, ON
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Turtle Islands Earth Stewards
Tyhson Banighen - Tappen, BC
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)
- Chesterfield, MO
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Ian Wilcox - General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer - London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
Jake Weltzin - Executive Director - Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Virginia Association For Parks
- Norfolk, VA
Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, Inc. ('VCLF')
Tom Clarke, CEO - Roanoke, VA
Virginia Conservation Network
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Forage and Grassland Council
- Crewe, VA
Virginia Forestry Association
- Richmond, VA
Virginia Outdoors Foundation
Jason McGarvey - Communications and Outreach Manager - Richmond, VA
Virginia Society of Ornithology
- Williamsburg, VA
Virginia’s United Land Trusts
Ellen Shepard - Richmond, VA
VIRGINIAforever
- Richmond, VA
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Waterkeepers Chesapeake
- Takoma Park, MD
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
Brunswick County Extension
Virgie Dow - Unit Administrative Assistant - Lawrenceville, VA
Charlotte County Extension
Diane Haley - Unit Support Staff - Charlotte Court House, VA
City of Danville Cooperative Extension
Shannon Bird - Administrative and Technical Associate - Danville, VA
Dinwiddie County Extension
Angela Duncan - Unit Administrative Assistant - Dinwiddie, VA
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Program
Meredith Bean - EAB Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Franklin County Extension
Marilyn Clements - Unit Administrative Assistant - Rocky Mount, VA
Greensville County-City of Emporia
Sammi Kent - Unit Administrative Assistant - Emporia, VA
Halifax County Extension
- Halifax, VA
Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners Association
Dave Close - Virginia Cooperative Extension - Blacksburg, VA
Henry County/Martinsville Extension
Melanie W. Barrow - Unit Coordinator - Martinsville, VA
Lunenburg County Extension
Joan Crenshaw - Unit Administrative Assistant - Lunenburg, VA
Mecklenburg County Extension
Vickie Gordon - Unit Administrative Assistant - Boydton, VA
Nottoway County Extension
Sarah P. Jeffries - Administrative and Office Specialist - Nottoway, VA
Patrick County Extension
Tamika Reynolds - Unit Administrative Assistant - Stuart, VA
Pittsylvania County Extension
Rebecca Roberts - Extension Professional, Agriculture and Natural Resources - Chatham, VA
Southampton County Extension
Teisha Evans - Unit Administrative Assistant - Courtland, VA
Sussex County Extension
Taneka Womble - Unit Administrative Assistant - Waverly, VA
Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Blacksburg, VA
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Dan Lovelace
VDGIF Biologist - Forest, VA
Katie Martin
VDGIF Biologist - Farmville, VA
Peter Acker
Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries - Biologist - Chesapeake, 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
Eastern States State Office - Washington, DC
Bureau of Land Management
Nikki Haskett - Office of National Conservation Lands and Community Partnerships - 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
Richmond Sub-Office
USDA Rural Development - Richmond, VA
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
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
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Old Dominion Resource Conservation & Development
Joan C. Crenshaw - Program Assistant - Charlotte Court House, VA
South Centre' Corridors RC&D
Keith Boyd - Coordinator - Prince George, VA
Sullivan Andrews & Taylor, P.C.
- Virginia Beach, VA
Rural-Farmer, Rancher, and Fishery Cooperatives
Cooperative Milk Producers Association
Michael G. Myatt - General Manager - Blackstone, 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
Kim L. Niewolny, Ph.D. - Associate Professor | Community Education and Development - Blacksburg, VA
Appalachian Sustainable Development
Kathlyn Terry - Executive Director - Abingdon, VA
Brunswick County Farm Bureau
- Lawrenceville, VA
Charlotte County Farm Bureau
- Charlotte Court House, VA
Colonial Farm Credit
Chris Simms - Agribusiness Relationship Manager - Waverly Office - Waverly, VA
Colonial Farm Credit
Brenda Sims - Loan Officer - Courtland Office - Courtland, VA
Colonial Farm Credit
Michael Lacks - Chief Lending Officer - Commercial Loans - South Hill, VA
Colonial Farm Credit
Woody Dunn, Jr. - Relationship Manager - Dinwiddie Office - Dinwiddie, VA
Colonial Farm Credit
Ryan Johns - Loan Officer - Farmville Office - Farmville, VA
Dinwiddie County Farm Bureau
- Dinwiddie, VA
Ellen Polishuk
Plant to Profit - Clarksburg, MD
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Chatham Branch
Brian Wilkerson - Loan Officer - Chatham, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Halifax Branch
Brian Wilkerson - Loan Officer - Halifax, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Rocky Mount Branch
Joey Cornwell - Branch Manager - Rocky Mount, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, 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
Greensville County Farm Bureau
- Emporia, VA
Halifax County Farm Bureau
- South Boston, VA
Henry County Farm Bureau
- Martinsville, VA
Lunenburg County Farm Bureau
- Kenbridge, VA
Mecklenburg County Farm Bureau
South Hill Office - South Hill, VA
Mecklenburg County Farm Bureau
Boydton Office - Boydton, VA
Nottoway County Farm Bureau
- Blackstone, VA
Patrick County Farm Bureau
- Stuart, VA
Pittsylvania County Farm Bureau
Chatham Office - Chatham, VA
Pittsylvania County Farm Bureau
Danville Office - Danville, VA
Slow Money Central Virginia
- Charlottesville, VA
Southampton County Farm Bureau
- Courtland, VA
Sussex County Farm Bureau
- Stony Creek, VA
State Funding / Technical Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kim L. Niewolny, Ph.D. - Associate Professor | Community Education and Development - Blacksburg, VA
Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program
- Richmond, VA
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Chesapeake Forest Fund Tree Planting Program
Jenny McGarvey - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
Dr. Lisa Havel - Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Deer Management Assistance Program
- Forest, 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
Money for Mitigation Grant Program
John Miller - Chief, Resource Protection - Charlottesville, VA
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Program
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
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
TERRA Grant Program
Emily White - Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Charlottesville, VA
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 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
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)
- 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 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 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
Wisconsin Environmental Quality Incentives Program
- Madison, WI
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - 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
Eric Bendfeldt - Virginia Tech - 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
By:

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
By:

Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

 

AgProfit™

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

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

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

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

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

 

Taking the First Step - Farm and Ranch Alternative Enterprise and Agritourism Resource Evaluation Guide
By:

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 335 resources serving Southside Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals serving Southside Region
Agritourism
Blue Rock Organics
Michael & Heather White - Vernon Hill, VA
Doe Run Farm
Buddy & Jeanie Puckett - Ararat, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Mighty Oaks Farm
Steve and Sandy Smeester - Boydton, VA
Owen Farm Tours
David McLeish - Danville, VA
Richlands Dairy Farm
Coley J. Drinkwater - Blackstone, VA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
The Growing Place
Rachel Bayer - Wirtz, VA
Victoria Vineyard
Dawn and Tom Conrad - Victoria, VA
White Fall Farm
A.J. and Lisa Nuckols - Gretna, 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
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
Resource Environmental Solutions - Regional Manager, Client Solutions - Richmond, VA
Conservation Districts
Appomattox River Soil and Water Conservation District
- Dinwiddie, VA
Blue Ridge Soil & Water Conservation District
Kathy B. Smith - Program Manager - Rocky Mount, VA
Chowan Basin Soil And Water Conservation District
Sue Morris - District Administrator - Emporia, VA
Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District
Rick Brown - Conservation Specialist - Halifax, VA
Lake Country Soli & Water Conservation District
Alvis Q. Inge - District Office Manager - Boydton, VA
Patrick Soil And Water Conservation District
Sandra W. Heath - District Manager - Stuart, VA
Piedmont Soil And Water Conservation District
Deanna Fehrer - District Manager - Farmville, VA
Pittsylvania Soil and Water Conservation District
- Chatham, VA
Southside Soil and Water Conservation District
Tricia Mays - Conservation Specialist - Charlotte Court House, VA
Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Kendall Elaine Tyree, Ph.D. - Executive Director - Mechanicsville, VA
Cooperative Extension
Brunswick County Extension
Virgie Dow - Unit Administrative Assistant - Lawrenceville, VA
Charlotte County Extension
Diane Haley - Unit Support Staff - Charlotte Court House, VA
City of Danville Cooperative Extension
Shannon Bird - Administrative and Technical Associate - Danville, VA
Dinwiddie County Extension
Angela Duncan - Unit Administrative Assistant - Dinwiddie, VA
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Program
Meredith Bean - EAB Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Franklin County Extension
Marilyn Clements - Unit Administrative Assistant - Rocky Mount, VA
Greensville County-City of Emporia
Sammi Kent - Unit Administrative Assistant - Emporia, VA
Halifax County Extension
- Halifax, VA
Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners Association
Dave Close - Virginia Cooperative Extension - Blacksburg, VA
Henry County/Martinsville Extension
Melanie W. Barrow - Unit Coordinator - Martinsville, VA
Lunenburg County Extension
Joan Crenshaw - Unit Administrative Assistant - Lunenburg, VA
Mecklenburg County Extension
Vickie Gordon - Unit Administrative Assistant - Boydton, VA
Nottoway County Extension
Sarah P. Jeffries - Administrative and Office Specialist - Nottoway, VA
Patrick County Extension
Tamika Reynolds - Unit Administrative Assistant - Stuart, VA
Pittsylvania County Extension
Rebecca Roberts - Extension Professional, Agriculture and Natural Resources - Chatham, VA
Southampton County Extension
Teisha Evans - Unit Administrative Assistant - Courtland, VA
Sussex County Extension
Taneka Womble - Unit Administrative Assistant - Waverly, VA
Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Blacksburg, 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
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
Samantha Brooke - Coastal Program Team Lead - Falls Church, VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Virginia Field Office
Cindy Schulz - Field Supervisor - Gloucester, VA
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
Ecotourism
Big Woods Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Wakefield, VA
Blandy Experimental Farm
- Boyce, VA
Chub Sandhill Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis - SE Regional Steward - Waverly, VA
Cypress Bridge Swamp Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis - SE Regional Steward - Courtland, VA
Dendron Swamp Natural Area Preserve
Darren Loomis, SE Regional Steward - Department of Conservation and Recreation, Division of Natural Heritage - Waverly, VA
Dick Cross Wildlife Management Area
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries - Boydton, VA
Difficult Creek Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf - Mountain Region Steward - Scottsburg, VA
Fairy Stone State Park
- Stuart, VA
Fairystone Farms Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Bassett, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, VA
Go Outdoors Virginia
Department of Game & Inland Fisheries - HQ - Henrico, VA
Grassy Hill Natural Area Preserve
Ryan Klopf - Mountain Region Steward - Rocky Mount, VA
High Bridge Trail State Park
- Green Bay, VA
Occoneechee State Park
- Clarksville, VA
Parker’s Branch Tract of Big Woods Wildlife Management Area
- Waverly, VA
Roanoke River Rails to Trails, Inc.
- South Hill, VA
Sailor's Creek Battlefield State Park
- Rice, VA
Smith Mountain Cooperative Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Huddleston, VA
Staunton River Battlefield State Park
- Randolph, VA
Staunton River State Park
- Scottsburg, 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
- Williamsburg, VA
Virginia Green
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - Richmond, VA
White Oak Mountain Wildlife Management Area
VDGIF - Chatham, VA
Wildlife Foundation of Virginia
Jenny West - Executive Director - Norge, VA
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
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
Bandy Mill Bay Farmers Market
- Hardy, VA
Charlotte County Farmers Market at Drakes Branch
Garland Hamlett and Bob Jones - Drakes Branch, VA
Clarksville Lake Country Chamber of Commerce
Sheila Cuykendall - Clarksville, VA
Danville Farmers Market
- Danville, VA
Downtown South Boston Farmers Market
- South Boston, VA
Farmers Market at Citizen Square
- Rocky Mount, VA
Greater Bassett's Community Market
Market Manager - Bassett, VA
Halifax Farmers Market
Denise Barksdale or Erin Shaughnessy - Halifax, VA
Lulu's Local Food
- Richmond, VA
McKenney Farmers Market
Kristen Beekwilder - McKenny, VA
Rocky Mount Farmers Market
Cherie Compton and Matt Hankins - Rocky Mount, VA
South Boston Farmers Market
Market Manager - South Boston, VA
South Hill Farmers Market
- South Hill, VA
Stuart Farmers Market
Billy Gammons - Stuart, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
Uptown Martinsville Farmers Market
- Martinsville, VA
Virginia Grown Farmers Market at the Olde Dominion Ag Ctr
Market Manager - Chatham, 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 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
Monarch Butterfly and Pollinators Conservation Fund
Crystal Boyd - Manager, Pollinator Programs - Washington, DC
National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Pulling Together Initiative
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
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 - President - Chantilly, VA
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Eric Bendfeldt - Virginia Tech - Harrisonburg, VA
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Old Dominion Resource Conservation & Development
Joan C. Crenshaw - Program Assistant - Charlotte Court House, VA
South Centre' Corridors RC&D
Keith Boyd - Coordinator - Prince George, VA
Sullivan Andrews & Taylor, P.C.
- Virginia Beach, VA
Small Farm Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kim L. Niewolny, Ph.D. - Associate Professor | Community Education and Development - Blacksburg, VA
Appalachian Sustainable Development
Kathlyn Terry - Executive Director - Abingdon, VA
Brunswick County Farm Bureau
- Lawrenceville, VA
Charlotte County Farm Bureau
- Charlotte Court House, VA
Colonial Farm Credit
Ryan Johns - Loan Officer - Farmville Office - Farmville, VA
Colonial Farm Credit
Woody Dunn, Jr. - Relationship Manager - Dinwiddie Office - Dinwiddie, VA
Colonial Farm Credit
Michael Lacks - Chief Lending Officer - Commercial Loans - South Hill, VA
Colonial Farm Credit
Chris Simms - Agribusiness Relationship Manager - Waverly Office - Waverly, VA
Colonial Farm Credit
Brenda Sims - Loan Officer - Courtland Office - Courtland, VA
Dinwiddie County Farm Bureau
- Dinwiddie, VA
Ellen Polishuk
Plant to Profit - Clarksburg, MD
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Chatham Branch
Brian Wilkerson - Loan Officer - Chatham, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Halifax Branch
Brian Wilkerson - Loan Officer - Halifax, VA
Farm Credit of the Virginias - Rocky Mount Branch
Joey Cornwell - Branch Manager - Rocky Mount, VA
Field Sport Concepts, LTD
- Charlottesville, 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
Greensville County Farm Bureau
- Emporia, VA
Halifax County Farm Bureau
- South Boston, VA
Henry County Farm Bureau
- Martinsville, VA
Lunenburg County Farm Bureau
- Kenbridge, VA
Mecklenburg County Farm Bureau
South Hill Office - South Hill, VA
Mecklenburg County Farm Bureau
Boydton Office - Boydton, VA
Nottoway County Farm Bureau
- Blackstone, VA
Patrick County Farm Bureau
- Stuart, VA
Pittsylvania County Farm Bureau
Chatham Office - Chatham, VA
Pittsylvania County Farm Bureau
Danville Office - Danville, VA
Slow Money Central Virginia
- Charlottesville, VA
Southampton County Farm Bureau
- Courtland, VA
Sussex County Farm Bureau
- Stony Creek, VA
State Funding / Technical Resources
AgrAbility Virginia
Kim L. Niewolny, Ph.D. - Associate Professor | Community Education and Development - Blacksburg, VA
Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program
- Richmond, VA
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Chesapeake Forest Fund Tree Planting Program
Jenny McGarvey - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
Dr. Lisa Havel - Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Deer Management Assistance Program
- Forest, 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
Money for Mitigation Grant Program
John Miller - Chief, Resource Protection - Charlottesville, VA
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Program
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
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
TERRA Grant Program
Emily White - Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Charlottesville, VA
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 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
Kim L. Niewolny, Ph.D. - Associate Professor | Community Education and Development - Blacksburg, VA
Allegheny Mountain Institute
Susan Erhardt - Staunton, VA
Appalachian Sustainable Development
Kathlyn Terry - Executive Director - Abingdon, VA
Archlynn Farm
Michael and Amy Carwile - Charlotte Crt House, VA
Buck Wild Woods Farm & Forestry
- Colonial Beach, VA
Coastal Farms Co-Op
- Isle of Wight, VA
Cross Keys Farms
- Newsoms, VA
Drewry Farms
- Wakefield, VA
Four Oaks Farms LLC
Jerry Conner - Wirtz, VA
FreshFarm Markets
Bernadine (Bernie) Prince and Ann Harvey Yonkers - Co-Executive Directors - Washington, DC
Great Oak Farm
Victoria Wright - Virgilina, VA
Henrico Farms
Scott Williamson - Buffalo Junction, VA
Hudson Heritage Farms, LLC
Denise S. and David Ray Hudson - South Boston, VA
Open Hearth Farm
Marisa Suarez - Waverly, VA
Otis Acres Micro-Farm
Hank & Louise Keiser - Alberta, VA
Peace and Harmony Farm
Theresa Allen - Meadows of Dan, VA
RedGate Farm of Blackstone, LLC
Mandy and Wayne Sikorsky - Blackstone, VA
RVA Goats and Honey
Kristi Orcutt - Chesterfield, WA
Saunders Brothers
- Piney River, VA
Slow Money Central Virginia
- Charlottesville, VA
Sunnyfield Farm
Tom & Jo Mariannino - Chase City, VA
The Farm at Sunnyside
Stacey Carlberg - Farm Manager - Washington, VA
The Farm Bus
Mark Lilly - Founder - Richmond, VA
Virginia Association for Biological Farming
Sue Ellen Johnson - Executive Director - Roanoke, VA
Virginia Farm to Table
Eric S. Bendfeldt Extension Specialist, Community Viability - Virginia Cooperative Extension Northern District Office - Harrisonburg, VA
Virginia Food Works
- Farmville, VA
Virginia Forage and Grassland Council
- Crewe, VA
Virginia No-Till Alliance
Doug Horn - Harrisonburg, VA
Virginia Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Eric Bendfeldt - Virginia Tech - Harrisonburg, VA
Waverly Farms, LC
Patti Rosenberg - Burkeville, VA
White Flint Farm
Bill or Cherie Guerrant - Keeling, 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
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)
- 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 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 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
Wisconsin Environmental Quality Incentives Program
- Madison, WI
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - 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
Eric Bendfeldt - Virginia Tech - 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.

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

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

 

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

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

 

Show Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals (314)
There are 314 resources serving Southside Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals serving Southside Region
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
Earl Homer Chipman
Haifa North America - Skipwith, VA
Jodie Elizabeth Clarke
Philip Morris USA - Director of Procurement Information & Analysis - Lawrenceville, VA
Joe W. Walton
- Agronomist - Lawrenceville, VA
John A. Everhart
Rockingham Cooperative - Hardy, VA
John William Hawthorne
- Dundas, VA
Marshall Randolph Puryear
- Nelson, VA
Nicholas F. Moody
- Farmer/Consultant - Blackstone, VA
Tellus Agronomics
Allison Wickham - Account Manager - Orange, VA
William H. Coleman
- Boydton, VA
Conservation Districts
Appomattox River Soil and Water Conservation District
- Dinwiddie, VA
Blue Ridge Soil & Water Conservation District
Kathy B. Smith - Program Manager - Rocky Mount, VA
Chowan Basin Soil And Water Conservation District
Sue Morris - District Administrator - Emporia, VA
Halifax Soil and Water Conservation District
Rick Brown - Conservation Specialist - Halifax, VA
Lake Country Soli & Water Conservation District
Alvis Q. Inge - District Office Manager - Boydton, VA
Patrick Soil And Water Conservation District
Sandra W. Heath - District Manager - Stuart, VA
Piedmont Soil And Water Conservation District
Deanna Fehrer - District Manager - Farmville, VA
Pittsylvania Soil and Water Conservation District
- Chatham, VA
Southside Soil and Water Conservation District
Tricia Mays - Conservation Specialist - Charlotte Court House, VA
Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Kendall Elaine Tyree, Ph.D. - Executive Director - Mechanicsville, VA
Cooperative Extension
Brunswick County Extension
Virgie Dow - Unit Administrative Assistant - Lawrenceville, VA
Charlotte County Extension
Diane Haley - Unit Support Staff - Charlotte Court House, VA
City of Danville Cooperative Extension
Shannon Bird - Administrative and Technical Associate - Danville, VA
Dinwiddie County Extension
Angela Duncan - Unit Administrative Assistant - Dinwiddie, VA
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Program
Meredith Bean - EAB Coordinator - Charlottesville, VA
Franklin County Extension
Marilyn Clements - Unit Administrative Assistant - Rocky Mount, VA
Greensville County-City of Emporia
Sammi Kent - Unit Administrative Assistant - Emporia, VA
Halifax County Extension
- Halifax, VA
Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners Association
Dave Close - Virginia Cooperative Extension - Blacksburg, VA
Henry County/Martinsville Extension
Melanie W. Barrow - Unit Coordinator - Martinsville, VA
Lunenburg County Extension
Joan Crenshaw - Unit Administrative Assistant - Lunenburg, VA
Mecklenburg County Extension
Vickie Gordon - Unit Administrative Assistant - Boydton, VA
Nottoway County Extension
Sarah P. Jeffries - Administrative and Office Specialist - Nottoway, VA
Patrick County Extension
Tamika Reynolds - Unit Administrative Assistant - Stuart, VA
Pittsylvania County Extension
Rebecca Roberts - Extension Professional, Agriculture and Natural Resources - Chatham, VA
Southampton County Extension
Teisha Evans - Unit Administrative Assistant - Courtland, VA
Sussex County Extension
Taneka Womble - Unit Administrative Assistant - Waverly, VA
Virginia Cooperative Extension
- Blacksburg, 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
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
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
EarthBalance
- North Port, FL
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 & Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, 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
Mid Atlantic Natives
- Cobbs Creek, VA
Mobjack Nurseries, Inc.
- Foster, VA
Nicholls Gardens
- Gainesville, VA
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Piedmont Nursery LLC
- Markham, VA
Pinelands Nursery Inc
Fran Chismar - Toano, VA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Riverside Nursery Inc
- Salem, VA
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Rocky Creek Nurseries, Inc.
Jeff Howell - Owner - Lucedale, MS
Sassafras Farm
Denise Greene - Hayes, VA
Shreckhise Nurseries
Daniel Shreckhise - Grottoes, VA
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
The Natural Garden
Karl Shank - Harrisonburg, VA
Virginia Department of Forestry
- Charlottesville, VA
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Windy Hill Plant Farm
Karen - Aldie, VA
Soil / Water Testing Labs
DBSA Soil Testing & Research Laboratory
Joleen Hines - Laboratory Manager - Albuquerque, NM
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
Kim L. Niewolny, Ph.D. - Associate Professor | Community Education and Development - Blacksburg, VA
Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan Program
- Richmond, VA
Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and Chesapeake Forest Fund Tree Planting Program
Jenny McGarvey - Program Manager - Richmond, VA
Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership
Dr. Lisa Havel - Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Deer Management Assistance Program
- Forest, 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
Money for Mitigation Grant Program
John Miller - Chief, Resource Protection - Charlottesville, VA
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Pine Bark Beetle Prevention Program
Virginia Department of Forestry - Charlottesville, VA
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
TERRA Grant Program
Emily White - Virginia Outdoors Foundation - Charlottesville, VA
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 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
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)
- 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 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 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
Wisconsin Environmental Quality Incentives Program
- Madison, WI
Working Lands for Wildlife
Tim Griffiths - Bozeman, MT
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Denis Ebodaghe - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - 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
Eric Bendfeldt - Virginia Tech - Harrisonburg, VA
Veterinarians - Large Animal
Allen Dahl
Clarksville Veterinary Clinic - Clarksville , VA
Angela Collins
Halifax County Veterinary Center - Halifax , VA
Brandon Mallard
Halifax County Veterinary Center - Halifax , VA
Clint Martin
Pell Animal Clinic, Inc. - Rocky Mount , VA
Jonathan Collins
Halifax County Veterinary Center - Halifax , VA
Lock Boyce
Boyce-Holland Veterinary Services - Stuart , VA
N. Peter Fulper
Southside Large Animal Clinic, PC - Gretna , VA
Raymond Novak
Sterling Creek Animal Health - Glade Hill , VA
Robert Dennis
Brunswick Veterinary Clinic - Lawrenceville , VA
Roberto Torres-Diaz
Veterinary Services - Bassett , VA
Tarah Satalino
Blackwater Equine Veterinary Services - DVM - Wirtz , VA
Victoria Shorter
Chatham Animal Clinic - Chatham , VA
Veterinarians - Small Animal
Andrea Redd
Clarksville Veterinary Clinic - Clarksville , VA
Anne Carr
Blackstone Animal Clinic - Blackstone , VA
Chris Sumner
Farm Veterinary Services/Pell Animal Clinic - Rocky Mount , VA
E. Lynn Beard
Mount Hermon Animal Clinic - Danville , VA
Eleanor Lenher
Blackstone Animal Clinic - DVM - Blackstone , VA
Emily Lawrence
King's Mountain Animal Clinic - Collinsville , VA
Eric Krauss
Franklin County Animal Hospital - Rocky Mount , VA
Heidi Orr
King's Mountain Animal Clinic - Collinsville , VA
Hillary Rader
King's Mountain Animal Clinic - Collinsville , VA
Jeff Smith
Danville Family Vet - Danville , VA
Joseph May
King's Mountain Animal Clinic - Collinsville , VA
Julius Hite
Nature Veterinary Center, Inc. - South Hill , VA
Karen Bowman
Creature Comforts Veterinary Services - DVM - Boones Mill , VA
Katherine Ryan
King's Mountain Animal Clinic - DVM - Collinsville , VA
Katie Rohrig
Danville Family Vet - Danville , VA
Kay Geyer
Cherrystone Veterinary Hospital - Chatham , VA
Kimberly Jessup
Franklin County Animal Hospital - Rocky Mount , VA
Lisa Shorter
Chatham Animal Clinic, P.C. - Chatham , VA
Margaret Evans
Corban Veterinary Services - Charlotte Court House , VA
Mary Betterton
Brosville Animal Clinic, P.C. - Danville , VA
Patricia Haskins
Gretna Animal Clinic, P.C. - Gretna , VA
Paul Erwin
Chatham Animal Clinic, P.C. - Chatham , VA
Phillip Dalton
Gretna Animal Clinic, P.C. - Gretna , VA
Rachael Swann
Simplicity Animal Hospital - VMD - Keysville , VA
Robert Bell
Log Cabin Vet Inc - Rocky Mount , VA
Robert Hooke
Gretna Animal Clinic, P.C. - Gretna , VA
Sonya Etter
Farm Veterinary Services/Pell Animal Clinic - Rocky Mount , VA
Suzanne Newcomb
Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital - Gretna , VA
Thomas Grenell
Animal Hospital Of Emporia - Emporia , VA
Tony Hutchins
Farm Veterinary Services/Pell Animal Clinic - Rocky Mount , VA
Water Districts and Associations
The Virginia Lakes & Watersheds Association
Andrew Gould - President - Chantilly, VA
Virginia Rural Water Association
- Buena Vista, VA
Virginia Section: American Water Works Association
Geneva Hudgins - Executive Manager - Lynchburg, VA
Virginia Water Environment Association
- Glen Allen, VA
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
500-Year Forest Foundation
- Charlottesville, VA
Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture
- Blacksburg, VA
Atlantic Coast Joint Venture
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
EarthBalance
- North Port, FL
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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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There are 33 resources serving Southside Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals serving Southside 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
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
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Lulu's Local Food
- Richmond, VA
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
Regenterra Solutions
Matthew Honkonen - Founder - Quincy, MA
The Farm at Sunnyside
Stacey Carlberg - Farm Manager - Washington, VA
 

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Beginning Farmer News Items
From Beta to Cav Man: The evolution of Virginia mascots - University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily
11/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
From Beta to Cav Man: The evolution of Virginia mascots    University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily

Game changer: Virginia now included in hemp crop insurance program - YourGV.com
10/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Game changer: Virginia now included in hemp crop insurance program    YourGV.com

Virginia farmers fighting extreme dry conditions, praying for rain - WHSV
9/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia farmers fighting extreme dry conditions, praying for rain    WHSV

Did you feel it? Earthquake rattles Virginia - WTVR CBS 6 News
9/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Did you feel it? Earthquake rattles Virginia    WTVR CBS 6 News

Farmers and researchers take part in Virginia Tech's Hemp Field Day - WHSV
9/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Farmers and researchers take part in Virginia Tech's Hemp Field Day    WHSV

Hop grower in Chesapeake hopes to grow success with rare crop - Virginian-Pilot
8/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hop grower in Chesapeake hopes to grow success with rare crop    Virginian-Pilot

PREP FOOTBALL: Virginia High twins Wyatt and Gage Richard at home on the farm and the gridiron - Bristol Herald Courier
8/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
PREP FOOTBALL: Virginia High twins Wyatt and Gage Richard at home on the farm and the gridiron    Bristol Herald Courier

Democratic Virginia state delegate interrupts Trump's speech - CBS News
7/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Democratic Virginia state delegate interrupts Trump's speech    CBS News

Where To Eat In Virginia Beach, A City Obsessed With Fresh And Local Food - Forbes
7/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Where To Eat In Virginia Beach, A City Obsessed With Fresh And Local Food    Forbes

Michael McDowell, owner of Locust Level Farm, named 2019 Virginia Farmer of the Year - YourGV.com
7/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Michael McDowell, owner of Locust Level Farm, named 2019 Virginia Farmer of the Year    YourGV.com

A shelluva story! Dig into these tasty tidbits about Virginia's famous peanuts - Richmond.com
6/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
A shelluva story! Dig into these tasty tidbits about Virginia's famous peanuts    Richmond.com

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

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

Virginia Tech's Farm of the Future Vision | Precision Farming Dealer - No-Till Farmer
6/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Tech's Farm of the Future Vision | Precision Farming Dealer    No-Till Farmer

Remorse and resilience: Virginia Beach copes with life after another American massacre - CNN
6/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Remorse and resilience: Virginia Beach copes with life after another American massacre    CNN

Strasburg Farmers Market returns | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com - Northern Virginia Daily
6/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Strasburg Farmers Market returns | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com    Northern Virginia Daily

The saga of sharecropping: Reflecting on its tolls and the tenacity of family that helped build Virginia and t - 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 t    Daily Press

Could hemp join tobacco as big cash crop in Virginia? - WHSV
4/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Could hemp join tobacco as big cash crop in Virginia?    WHSV

Looking for fresh fare for the season? Here are 30 farmers markets to check out - Virginian-Pilot
4/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Looking for fresh fare for the season? Here are 30 farmers markets to check out    Virginian-Pilot

Healthier farmed chickens roam this Big House Farm - Virginian-Pilot
4/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Healthier farmed chickens roam this Big House Farm    Virginian-Pilot

West Virginia farmer switches from raising chickens to growing hemp - WWBT NBC12 News
4/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia farmer switches from raising chickens to growing hemp    WWBT NBC12 News

'Prohibition is over;' Va. farmers see hemp grown for CBD as major cash crop - Virginia Mercury
3/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
'Prohibition is over;' Va. farmers see hemp grown for CBD as major cash crop    Virginia Mercury

Wet weather decimates farmer profitability | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com - Northern Virginia Daily
3/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wet weather decimates farmer profitability | Nvdaily | nvdaily.com    Northern Virginia Daily

Virginia Farmer To Lead USDA's Conservation Division - agprofessional.com
1/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia Farmer To Lead USDA's Conservation Division    agprofessional.com

Virginia's losing one dairy farm a week. Can cheese save the industry? - Virginia Mercury
12/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Virginia's losing one dairy farm a week. Can cheese save the industry?    Virginia Mercury

Farm Income Opportunities News Items
Multi-state forest preservation program includes Southwest Virginia - Augusta Free Press
11/14/2019 11:28:43 AM
Multi-state forest preservation program includes Southwest Virginia    Augusta Free Press

West Virginia shines a spotlight on absurdities of tariff bailout program | TheHill - The Hill
10/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
West Virginia shines a spotlight on absurdities of tariff bailout program | TheHill    The Hill

'Flash Drought' Brings Dust And Dread To Southern Farmers - West Virginia Public Broadcasting
10/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
'Flash Drought' Brings Dust And Dread To Southern Farmers    West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Interconnection stymies plan to graze sheep under Virginia solar project - Energy News Network
10/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Interconnection stymies plan to graze sheep under Virginia solar project    Energy News Network

Early hay and falling apples: Dry weather hurting Southwest Virginia's cattle farms, apple orchards - Roanoke Times
10/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Early hay and falling apples: Dry weather hurting Southwest Virginia's cattle farms, apple orchards    Roanoke Times

Pumpkins make list of top 20 agricultural products in Virginia - WSLS 10
10/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Pumpkins make list of top 20 agricultural products in Virginia    WSLS 10

Game changer: Virginia now included in hemp crop insurance program - YourGV.com
10/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Game changer: Virginia now included in hemp crop insurance program    YourGV.com

Excitement surrounds West Virginia hemp program as application period closes - WSAZ-TV
9/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Excitement surrounds West Virginia hemp program as application period closes    WSAZ-TV

Solar farms are rising in Pittsylvania County Industries - Virginia Business Magazine
9/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Solar farms are rising in Pittsylvania County Industries    Virginia Business Magazine

Dominion plans to build nation’s largest offshore wind farm off coast of Virginia - Richmond.com
9/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Dominion plans to build nation’s largest offshore wind farm off coast of Virginia    Richmond.com

Kent Leonhardt: West Virginia must seize agriculture opportunity - Huntington Herald Dispatch
7/28/2019 3:00:00 AM
Kent Leonhardt: West Virginia must seize agriculture opportunity    Huntington Herald Dispatch

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

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

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

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

The saga of sharecropping: Reflecting on its tolls and the tenacity of family that helped build Virginia and the South - pilotonline.com
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    pilotonline.com

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

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

‘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

From farmhand to chicken farm owner, Virginia Beach woman starts Squawks Farm - pilotonline.com
12/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
From farmhand to chicken farm owner, Virginia Beach woman starts Squawks Farm    pilotonline.com

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

On the quiet Eastern Shore of Virginia, residents think they have a chicken problem - Virginian-Pilot
2/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
On the quiet Eastern Shore of Virginia, residents think they have a chicken problem    Virginian-Pilot

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

Organic Certification News Items
Virginia AG On Cannabis: 'It's Time to Move Toward Legal, Regulated Adult Use' - Benzinga
10/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Virginia AG On Cannabis: 'It's Time to Move Toward Legal, Regulated Adult Use'    Benzinga

Organic Farm in West Virginia Is Imperiled by Gas Pipeline Construction - Truthout
7/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Organic Farm in West Virginia Is Imperiled by Gas Pipeline Construction    Truthout

'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

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