The Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture provides training in the concepts and practices of organic gardening and small-scale farming. This full-time program is held at the Center's 25-acre Farm and 3-acre Alan Chadwick Garden on the UCSC campus.
The Sustainable Agriculture Loan funds capital purchases that will lead them to a more sustainable farming system. Proposed project must make efficient use of resources, benefit the environment and show a reasonable return on the additional investment. Applicants must be residents of the State of Minnesota who are actively engaged in farming.
The Livestock Equipment Pilot Loan Program is designed to help finance the purchase of livestock-related equipment. Loans may be used for the acquisition of equipment for animal housing, confinement, animal feeding, milk production and waste management.
The Basic Farm Loan Program was established to help people who want to farm in Minnesota. The program offers affordable financing, a reasonable down payment and built-in safeguards, such as farm management training and financial planning to help minimize the risk all farmers face.
A table of the current list of national conservation practices in alphabetical order by practice name, with the practice code in parentheses including: 1) Conservation practice standards; 2) Conservation practice information sheets; 3) Conservation Practice Physical Effects (CPPE) worksheets; 4) Conservation practice job sheets; and 5) National
"This free web application will help you quickly create the outline of a conservation plan and learn how to benefit from financial assistance programs, agency professionals and the experience of other producers. The current version applies statewide to Idaho operations."
"Idaho OnePlan provides data and software to help growers develop a single conservation farm plan that can be pre-endorsed by the various agencies, streamlining and simplifying the regulatory process that farmers face."
State or regionally specific factors such as climate and soils impact the many nutrient management recommendations for application rates and best management practices (BMPs). In addition, state specific public policy may also establish minimum expectations and required practices.