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Looking For A NYAW Producer Education Committee Chair

September 21st, 2011 @ 9:54 am by Cari Rincker

New York Agri-Women is in need of a Chair (or Co-Chair) of the Producer Education Committee.  Immediately, the Chair(s) will lead the NYAW Producer Education Committee and help plan educational events for the Annual Meeting next spring.  Producer educational activities may range from business education to animal husbandry.

If you are interested, please email newyorkagriwomen@gmail.com.

Ask a New York Agri-Woman!

September 19th, 2011 @ 9:43 am by Cari Rincker

 

Photo from the Stone Barn Food & Agriculture Center.

We are starting a new column called “Ask A New York Agri-Woman” where women involved in the New York food and agriculture community to ask questions relating to their specific industry.  Answers will be posted on this blog and your identity will remain anonymous.  New York Agri-Women have a wealth of knowledge.  The NYAW Producer Education Committee is ready to roll up its sleeves and help you.

To submit a question, please email askanewyorkagriwoman@gmail.com (please not that it is woman not women).

Are You Interested In Helping NYAW Develop Resource Guides?

September 17th, 2011 @ 11:55 am by Cari Rincker

I’m looking for some volunteers to help the Producer Education Committee develop some resource guides such as “How To Market An Agri-Business,”  ”How To Be an Agvocate Using Social Media,” “How To Start A Garden in Your Backyard,” and “How To Develop a Business Plan.”

If you are interested, please email me at newyorkagriwomen@gmail.com.

Take the New York Agri-Women Interest Survey!

September 16th, 2011 @ 5:27 pm by Cari Rincker

 

Photo from the AAW-New York Agri-Women NYC Agri-Tour in 2010

If you are a New York Agri-Women member (or thinking about joining NYAW), I would greatly appreciate it if you would take two minutes to complete our interest survey found here.  It is only 10 questions and takes a quick 2 minutes.  Responses are anonymous.  It will greatly help our leadership board better serve the NYAW community.

Thanks!

Cari

Oneida County Meet-up

September 10th, 2011 @ 9:42 pm by tdinitto

The Oneida County meet-up is being planned for November 12 from 11:00-1:00 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Offices in Oriskany.  There will be a small fee for lunch.  I am currently working on speaker for the meet-up.  I’m hoping for a nice turn-out!

Information for Flood Victims

September 9th, 2011 @ 3:12 pm by Julie Patterson

Danielle Penney is a new member of NYAW and offered some links for information for flood victims. Thank you Danielle–many need this information! She had a roundtable discussion last week and attended an emergency meeting for producers yesterday in Orange County with approximately 200 + in attendance. There was a panel set up with approximately 15 people from the following agencies – FEMA, FSA, NYS Dept of Ag & Markets, Cooperative Extension, NYCAMH, Farm Credit East, Quality Milk, Soil & Water Conservation, Crop Growers Insurance & NYS Department of Labor.

Here are some links with pertinent references pertaining to disaster relief:

State requests federal waivers for crop protection and flood insurance:
http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/09072011FloodAid
State sets up $15 Million Agricultural/Community Recovery Fund:
http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/09032011AgriculturalCommunityRecoveryFund;
http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us/AD/release.asp?ReleaseID=1976
State asks USDA for $45 Million in agricultural storm disaster aid:
http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/09012011agriculturalassistance
Here’s a link to the Department of Agriculture & Markets disaster assistance available to farmers:
http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us/disaster-assistance-and-resources.html
And a link to the Department of Labor disaster unemployment assistance
program: http://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/importantnews.shtm

 

 

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