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Meetings & Notices

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Vouchers Now Available

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Vouchers are now available in all 55 counties in West Virginia. Vouchers are distributed by the West Virginia Department of Agriculture through the USDA’s Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Read more

Food for Profit Workshop Set for July 10

Penn State Extension’s Food for Profit is a one day, interactive workshop to help you work through the maze of local and state regulations, food safety issues, and marketing and business management viewpoints that must be considered in setting up a successful commercial food business. Read more

Free Course Guides Farmers on Business Diversification

"Agricultural Diversification: Hemp and Beyond," which will be held Wednesday, June 26, at the Penn State Extension Huntingdon County office, is aimed at helping participants learn about emerging markets and profit opportunities for farm enterprises. Read more

Vermont 4-H Hosts Youth Farm Safety Day

The University of Vermont Extension 4-H is offering a full day of farm safety workshops on July 9. The workshop is open to all youths, ages 10 to 16. Enrollment in 4-H is not required to participate. Read more

Toast to Dairy Supports Next-Generation Dairy Education Programs

Tickets are available for the Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania’s annual farm-to-fork celebration, “A Toast to Dairy" Thursday, June 20, 6-9 p.m., at Historic Acres of Hershey in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Read more

Organic Dairy Series Begins on July 11

As part of the 2019 Summer Organic Dairy Series, the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program will sponsor free workshops in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire beginning in July. Read more

Sign-Up Period for Cover Crop Program Announced in Maryland

The annual sign-up period for the Maryland Department of Agriculture’s cover crop program will take place June 21-July 17 at soil conservation district offices statewide. This popular grant program provides farmers with cost-share assistance to offset seed, labor, and equipment costs associated with planting fall cover crops. Read more

Virginia Organic Farmers Can Apply for Help

Organic farmers in Virginia can apply for federal funds to assist with the cost of receiving and maintaining organic certification through the USDA’s Organic Certification Cost-Share Program. Read more

Farmers Urged to Participate in USDA June Surveys

Maryland Agriculture Secretary Joe Bartenfelder is urging farmers across the state to participate in upcoming agricultural surveys by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Read more

Dairy Breakfast Will Focus on Innovation, Reinvestment & Marketing

The Center for Dairy Excellence and Penn State Extension Dairy Team are partnering to host a dairy industry breakfast on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 6:45-8:45 a.m. Read more