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Funding available for organic growers

Research Funding Opportunity

Funding available for organic growers

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

  CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) is currently offering 33 grants of $1,000 to fund organic FFA Supervised Agricultural Experience projects for students in grades 7-11. These grants will help high school students cover the expenses of conducting FFA SAE projects using organic production methods. The deadline is November 15th. This our third year of […]

Broad beef producer input sought

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Beef producers all across the country, from every segment of the industry, are being encouraged to participate in a survey that will help establish a benchmark and course for the beef industry for 2017 and beyond. The Producer Survey of the checkoff-funded 2016 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) will collect producer information and opinions, which […]

Grants aim to improve animal welfare

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

  Farmers seeking to improve the welfare of their farm animals may apply for grant funding from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT). FACT is calling for applications for its Fund-a-Farmer Project, which provides grants up to $2,500 to qualifying livestock and poultry farmers for projects designed to improve farm animal welfare. This year the Fund-a-Farmer […]

UC Davis Starts New Pastured Poultry Research, Innovation and Outreach Farm

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

In a collaborative effort between 5 departments, UC Davis has started a 4.5 acre pastured poultry farm to help address many of the challenges these farms face with respect to biosecurity, food safety, environmental management, predator control, and farmer ergonomics and business management. Recent outreach efforts have identified over 80 commercial pastured poultry farms in […]

Cattle and honey bees graze in harmony on pasture in Wisconsin

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Reed Fitton grazes cattle on the same hilltop farm where the late conservationist Ben Logan grew up and later featured in his memoir, “The Land Remembers.” Fitton carefully manages the farm near Gays Mills, Wisconsin with a broad conservation ethic, preventing soil erosion and protecting waterways. He has also transformed the Ben Logan’s “Seldom Seen […]

US Poultry & Egg – Research Proposal Request

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

US Poultry & Egg has released their request for proposals.  Deadline for submission of project concept is Nov. 2, 2015.  NOTE:  Fly management is listed as one of the priority research areas under “Commercial Egg Production”. View the full RFP at:  US Poultry& Egg – Research

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