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USDA Community Food Projects Grants

In FY 2017 NIFA's CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants.

FACT Fund-a-Farmer Grants - Due Nov. 21

FACT is now accepting applications for our next round of Fund-a-Farmer grants. Since 2012, FACT has provided grants to qualifying livestock and poultry farmers for projects designed to improve farm animal welfare. This year we will award grants of up to $2,500 for two distinct types of projects:

Pfeiffer Soil Chromatograms

Is there anyone doing Pfeiffer chromatograms. I would like to discuss techniques and results. I am looking into the possibilities of having inmates do them as an introduction to science, nature, philosophy,and spirituality. There is more information at soilchromatograms.com.

Ken Avery
Spokane, WA

"Biodynamic Community" Group on Facebook

The Biodynamic Community Facebook group is a space for farmers, gardeners, educators, activists, and others practicing or inspired by biodynamics to connect, share, and learn from one another. 

This group is hosted by the Biodynamic Association and is intended for people interested in biodynamics to connect, share information, and learn from one another. We hope this serves as a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and sharing perspectives. 

Native Agriculture and Food Systems Scholarship Program

First Nations Development Institute will award 10 $1,000 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic school year to Native American college students majoring in agriculture and agriculture-related fields. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA and must demonstrate a commitment to helping their communities reclaim local food-system control.

Applications must be submitted by October 5, 2016.


State of Organic Seed, 2016

A report from the Organic Seed Alliance: http://stateoforganicseed.org/

Does the Federal Food Safety Modernization Act apply to you?

A flowchart published by the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance gives a visual overview of who is subject to these new regulatory requirements. 

Overview article: http://www.cornucopia.org/2016/07/fsma-exempt-farmers

Flowchart: http://farmandranchfreedom.org/FSMA/


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