NYS Ag & Markets Announces Funding Opportunities

Wed, 12/07/2022 - 8:20am -- Christine Urf

In November the NYS Department of Ag & Markets announced funding opportunities that aim to support our state's agricultural community. 

The $26 Million New York Food for New York Families Program will provide  a boost to New York farmers, increase communities' access to local foods, and further enhance the resiliency of New York's food system. There are two grant opportunities available through the program. 

American Farmland Trust Microgrant

Thu, 11/03/2022 - 2:24pm -- Christine Urf

American Farmland Trust is accepting applications for microgrants up to $5,000 for professional services and equipment/infrastructure projects. These grants are available to beginning, women, veteran and historically resilient farmers identifying as socially disadvantaged in alignment with USDA- to increase their climate resiliency and gain access to farmland. These applications are due November 15th. You can apply online or contact Katelyn Walley-Stoll at (716) 640-0522 or kaw249 [at]

CCE Launches Pollinator Habitat Program

Thu, 11/03/2022 - 9:01am -- Christine Urf

Are you concerned about the decline in pollinators and want to help? Have you created or would like your garden space to offer refuge to our important pollinators? Then you may want to have your garden “certified”! The Master Gardeners of Cattaraugus County are excited to launch a pollinator habitat certification program. The goal of this program is to raise awareness about the importance of pollinators and to encourage all our neighbors and community members to get involved.


CCE Service Directory Survey

Fri, 10/21/2022 - 10:15am -- Christine Urf

Cornell Cooperative Extension's SWNY's Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Program are working on bulding a service provider directory in order to help foster connections and collaborations for support to farmers across the region. They are asking for feedback on the following categories: Veterinarian's, Lime/Fertilizer Supplier, Tax Preparer and/or Accountant and Feed Mill/Grain Supplier.  To complete the survey click here

Cattaraugus County EDPT Hosts Annual Agriculture Tour

Fri, 10/21/2022 - 9:36am -- Christine Urf

More than 30 attendees took part in the annual Agriculture Tour on September 29th.  This years tour highlighted the diverse beverage industry in the county and included stops at Pumpkinville, Ellicottville Distillery, Steelbound Brewery & Distillery and ended at Ellicottville Brewing Company's bottling facility.

Census of Agriculture- Coming in November

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 8:12am -- Christine Urf

Census of Agriculture, Coming in November

The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of America’s farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Taken every five years, the census provides valuable information used at the local, state, and national levels to plan for the future. The census is the only source of uniform, comprehensive agricultural data for every state, county, and county equivalent in the nation. By participating in the census, you show the value and importance of U.S. agriculture.



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