The Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Program, a joint effort of Farm Credit East, Yankee Farm Credit and CoBank, recently provided $60,550 in grant funding to 19 organizations to assist their efforts to support young and beginning farmer initiatives, encourage youth leadership development, and promote northeast agriculture, forestry and commercial fishing.
In this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, read about Farm Credit East’s Grants Report, a guide to available grants and resources for Northeast farms. In the second article, read a summary of newly updated Industry Snapshots, providing the latest business and market intelligence from industry experts on the agricultural, aquatic and forestry industries.
Farm Credit East recently announced that it will be providing small grants to Northeast farmers’ markets to support their promotion and development efforts. Interested farmers’ markets must apply by June 8.
The Value-Added Producer Grant program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and marketing of new products. Nathan Rudgers, Director of Business Development, gives an overview of the grant funding process and details prospective applicants should have in mind. Our second article shares a 2020 Northeast forest products industry outlook. Eric Kingsley, Vice President of Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, discusses how the way we utilize the forest is ever changing, and the opportunities and challenges this shifting landscape presents.