Microgrants Available for Agriculinary Tourism Projects

Press release from the Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau: The Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau (a division of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce) is pleased to announce that we have received funding to provide “microgrants” (small grants of up to $500 per project) directly to farms, food and beverage producers, farm stands, and […]

$729,610 awarded to 10 Tompkins County farms

Press release from Governor Cuomo: 45 Projects Awarded Across Five Counties to Help Increase Agricultural Production and Enhance Environmental Protections Grants Advance Southern Tier Soaring – Region’s Successful Upstate Revitalization Initiative to Grow the Economy and Create New Opportunities Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $3.6 million has been awarded to 45 farms through […]

$25 million in grants for southern tier ag

Press release from Governor Cuomo‘s office: Program Supports Projects that Increase Agricultural Production and Environmental Enhancements Eligibility Criteria Online Now, Applications Available January 19 Governor Cuomo announced the release of program criteria for the $25 million Southern Tier Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program. The eligibility requirements are now available online at www.agriculture.ny.gov. The program will provide […]

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United Way of Tompkins County supports hunger and food security efforts

From the United Way of Tompkins County: United Way of Tompkins County has recently awarded $21,675 to six programs through the Hunger and Food Security Fund. The six grants were for the following programs: Catholic Charities of Tompkins/Tioga Counties- $6,000 to provide Personal Care Products at area food pantries and the Samaritan Center Enfield Community Council: […]

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Grants To Support Local Food Systems, Specialty Crop Producers and Farm to School Efforts

Announcement from the USDA: Grants Will Support Local Food Systems, Specialty Crop Producers and Farm to School Efforts; Expands Risk Protection for Specialty Crop Producers (deadline: May 14, 2015)Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the availability of $96.8 million in grants to fund innovative projects designed to support specialty crop producers, local food entrepreneurs, and […]