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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Farm Service Agency and Shellfish Aquaculture

Rutgers Cooperative Extension will host a meeting between shellfish farmers and USDA Farm Service Agency at 10 a.m. at the Rutgers building on Atlantic Cape Community College's Mays Landing Campus to educate FSA on shellfish aquaculture and the farmers on FSA's programs.  There will be a basic program about shellfish and FSA will discuss Farm Loans, in particular, the Microloan program and the Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), including the new buy-up program.  For more information, call Gef Flimlin at 732-349-1152
Friday, April 24, 2015

SNAP EBT Farmers Market Sign-Up/WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program Vendor Training

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service will hold a training 12-2:30 p.m. at the Mercer County Cooperative Extension Office, 930 Spruce St., Trenton for farmers who sell at farmers markets and their own farmstands and wish to accept WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers from customers.  In addition, farmers will learn about how to participate in the SNAP program using free wireless point of sale EBT equipment.  Click here for more information.
Monday, April 27, 2015

17th Annual Animal Emergency Working Group (AEWG) Symposium

The Symposium will be held 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Horse Park of New Jersey, 626 Route 524, Allentown, NJ.  Sessions will focus on animal first aid, as well as personal protective equipment and knot-tying. 

Click here for the agenda and registration form.