Welcome two new Directors to the Watershed Agricultural Council: Gwen Deysenroth of ByeBrook Farm Bloomville and Wayland "Bud" Gladstone of SW Farm Andes.
FEBRUARY 22 & 24: Group-housed Dairy Calf Symposium in Richfield Springs and Oneonta.
1) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for agricultural producers and rural small businesses: $25.4 million available for grants and guaranteed loan programs that support renewable energy systems, efficiency measures, feasibility studies and energy audits.
2) Business Flood Recovery Grant Program from Empire State Development: awards up to $20,000 to farms, small businesses, nonprofits and multi-dwelling housing owners from a $21-million pool. (518) 292-5340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org; application deadline is March 16.