The Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Program, a joint effort of Farm Credit East, Yankee Farm Credit and CoBank, recently provided funding to 21 organizations for their efforts to promote northeast agriculture, support young and beginning farmer initiatives and encourage youth leadership development. Future Farmers of America (FFA), Maine Tree Foundation, Cornell University Dairy Fellows and New York Animal Agriculture Coalition were among the recipients.
The sign-up period for Farm Credit East’s annual Winery Benchmarks program is now open! The Winery Benchmarks is a unique program for Northeast wineries to measure their businesses against wine industry peers. The program is now accepting registrations for the 2018 benchmark.
Farm Credit East recently awarded $6,000 in scholarships to support eight educators who will be attending Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) programs this summer where they will learn to teach CASE courses to high school students in Farm Credit East’s territory.
In honor of National Wine Day on May 25, Farm Credit East salutes the contributions of all Northeast wine and grape growers, including vineyard operators, wine producers, and juice and table grape growers.