Farm Resources in Upper Snake Region

 Beginning Farmer

   
Articles on Beginning Farmer
pdf Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

Cooperative Extension Service
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The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

pdf Fee Fishing: An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

Beginningfarmers.org

First launched in September of 2008, Beginningfarmers.org is a comprehensive compilation of information resources on farm financing, finding land, business planning, agricultural production and marketing, and much more. It is also a constantly updated blog providing the latest information and news on farm policy, farming jobs and internships, agricultural research, and the changing face of American agriculture. Beginning Farmers provides content relevant to new, experienced, and aspiring farmers, as well as farm educators, activists, and policy makers.

Through core resource pages and frequent blog postings, Beginning farmers provides a robust and constantly growing forum for sharing information and ideas about starting new farms, and a broad range of content related to the development of sustainable agriculture and food systems.

Land Link: Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers. UPDATE: The Land Link Program was retired in 2016 and will be replaced by the Hank Rohling Land Legacy Program.

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

New Farmers Website

A new online resource provides centralized, one-stop shopping for beginning farmers and ranchers to explore the variety of USDA initiatives designed to help them succeed.

USDA’s www.usda.gov/newfarmers has in-depth information, including: how to increase access to land and capital; build new markets; participate in conservation opportunities; select and use the right risk management tools; and access USDA education and technical support programs.

Cooperative Extension links are included among the Research, Technical Assistance and Education resources. The website will also feature instructive case studies about beginning farmers who have successfully used USDA resources to start or expand their business operations.

pdf National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

pdf 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

pdf Start Farming! Resources for the Beginning Farmer
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If you are seriously considering starting up an agricultural business, there are a number of important things to consider. Get started on the right path by defining your goals and skills, gaining experience and education, choosing your marketing strategies, and financing your agricultural venture.

pdf The Biology of Soil Compaction
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Soil compaction is a common and constant problem on most farms that till the soil. Heavy farm machinery can create persistent subsoil compaction (Hakansson and Reeder, 1994).

pdf Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
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This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

Younger Beginning Farmers Tend To Operate Larger Farms
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Younger beginning farmers are more likely to operate large farms than are older operators of beginning farms. These farmers tend to earn more on their farm, and less off their farm, but have more debt than older beginning farmers.

Local Food a Growing Trend for Land Trusts
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Land trusts across the country are preserving agricultural lands to support local food systems. 

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

pdf Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
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Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

pdf Living on a Few Acres
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This guidebook is your source for tips, tricks, and suggestions for managing your property. It was created by the Idaho NRCS specifically for Idaho landowners and covers everything from soils to weeds, water to rodents.

Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals
There are 311 resources serving Upper Snake Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals serving Upper Snake Region
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Conservation Districts
Butte Soil and Water Conservation District
Frances Perkes - Administrative Assistant - Arco, ID
Clark Soil Conservation District
Robbie Taylor - Administrative Assistant - Rexburg, ID
Custer Soil and Water Conservation District
Karma Bragg - Office Manager - Challis, ID
East Side and West Side Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Joyce Smith - Administrative Assistant - Idaho Falls, ID
Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts
Benjamin Kelly - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District
- Rigby, ID
Lemhi Soil and Water Conservation District
Becky Coffey - Administrative Assistant - Salmon, ID
Madison Soil and Water Conservation District
Robbie Taylor - Administrative Assistant - Rexburg, ID
Teton Soil Conservation District
Virginia Grosse - District Manager - Driggs, ID
West Side Soil and Water Conservation District
Joyce Smith - Administrative Assistant - Idaho Falls, ID
Yellowstone Soil and Water Conservation District
Tamra Cikaitoga - District Manager - Saint Anthony, ID
Conservation Groups and Associations
Agrarian Trust
Brooke Werley
AGree
Deborah Atwood - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Alliance for Community Trees
Carrie Gallagher - Executive Director - Washington, DC
American Agri-Women
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts
- Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
Gregory A. Miller, Ph.D - President - Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
- Washington, DC
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Ron Regan - Executive Director - Washington, DC
Bat Conservation International
Andrew Walker - Executive Director - Austin, TX
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Tammy VerCauteren - Executive Director - Brighton, CO
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
Gary M. Tabor - Executive Director - Bozeman, MT
Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance
- Missoula, MT
CitSci.org
Greg Newman - Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO
Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC)
- West Lafayette, IN
Continental Dialogue on Non-Native Forests Insects and Diseases
Frank Lowenstein, Forest Health Program - The Nature Conservancy - Sheffield, MA
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Deb Balliet - Chief Executive Officer - Lexington, KY
Family Farm Alliance
Dan Keppen - Executive Director - Klamath Falls, OR
Forest Guild
Fred Clark - Executive Director - Santa Fe, NM
Forest Landowners Association
Scott P. Jones - Chief Executive Office - Atlanta, GA
Forest Stewardship Council
- Minneapolis, MN
Garden for Wildlife
National Wildlife Federation - Merrifield, VA
Heart of the Rockies Initiative
Michael B. Whitfield - Executive Director - Driggs, ID
Idaho Conservation League
Rick Johnson - Executive Director - Sandpoint, ID
Idaho Council of Trout Unlimited
Ed Northen - President ­ - Hailey, ID
Idaho Council on Industry and the Environment
Pat Barclay - ICIE Executive Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Farm Bureau Federation
Rick D. Keller - Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer - Pocatello, ID
Idaho Forest Owners Association
Paul A. Buckland - President - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Ground Water Association
- Boise, ID
Idaho Master Naturalist Program
Sara Focht - Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho Section - Society for Range Management
Ingrid Drieling - President - Jerome, ID
Idaho Tree Farm Program
Steve Funk - Chair - Coeur d’Alene, ID
Idaho Women in Timber
- Lewiston, ID
Idaho Working Lands
ID
Intermountain West Joint Venture
- Missoula, MT
Land Conservation and Advocacy Trust
Steve Meltzer - Founder and Executive Director - Framingham, MA
Land Trust Alliance
- Washington, DC
Mississippi Wildlife Federation
- Madison , MS
Mule Deer Foundation
Rachel Moody - Administrative Assistant/Membership Coordinator - Salt Lake City, UT
National Association of State Foresters
Amanda Cooke - Director of Communications - Washington , DC
National Audubon Society
- New York, NY
National Family Farm Coaltion
- Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Jeff Trandahl - Executive Director and CEO - Washington, DC
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Rocky Mountain Regional Office
Chris West - Director - Denver, CO
National Forestry Association
Keith A. Argow - President, Director at Large - Vienna, VA
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
National Network of Forest Practitioners
Colin Donohue - Executive Director - Athens, OH
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Jeremy Emmi - Managing Director - Washington, DC
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Amy Maniatis - Chief Marketing Officer - Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
Bryan Burhans - Director of Land Management Programs - Edgefield, SC
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
Nature Conservancy, Idaho
Nancie Lange - Operations Assistant - Hailey, ID
NatureServe
Mary Klein - President & CEO - Arlington, VA
Northwest Habitat Institute
Tom O'Neil - Director - Corvallis, OR
Northwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
- Logan, UT
Partners for Conservation
Steve Jester - Executive Director - Pueblo, CO
Partnership for Conservation
Randy Bampfield - Co-Chair- Legal Committee - Washington, DC
Pheasants Forever
- St Paul, MN
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
Pioneers Alliance
Keri York - Carey, ID
Pollinator Partnership
- San Francisco, CA
Preservation Idaho
Kathleen Barrett - Administrative Professional - Boise, ID
Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation, Inc.
Craig A. Alderman - Executive Director - Buffalo, MO
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Aaron Swift - Lands Program Manager, ID/NV - Boise, ID
Sage Grouse Initiative
Tim Griffiths - Coordinator - Bozeman, MT
Sage Grouse Initiative Strategic Watershed Action Team
Dave Smith - Intermountain West Joint Venture (IWJV) Coordinator - Missoula, MT
Sand County Foundation
Kevin Kiley, Development & Communications - Madison, WI
Snake River Cutthroats-Trout Unlimited
Gary Barnes - President - Idaho Falls, ID
Sportsmen for Responsible Energy Development
Judith KohlerCO
Sustainable Forest Action Coalition
Laurel Brent-Bumb - Placerville, CA
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Kathy Abusow - President and CEO - Washington, DC
Sustainable Forests Roundtable
Tamarisk Coalition
Stacy Beaugh - Executive Director - Grand Junction, CO
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Terrafirma RRG LLC
Jeremy Johnston - Account Administrator, Marsh Captive Solutions - Burlington, VT
Teton Valley Chapter 721 - Trout Unlimited
Boots Allen - President - Victor, ID
The Climate Trust
- Portland, OR
The Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Lindsay Thomas - Chairman - Washington, DC
The Conservation Fund
- Arlington, VA
The Conservation Fund
Mark W. Elsbree - Northwest Director - Sun Valley, ID
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Land Institute
- Salina, KS
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
- Portland, OR
Thunder Bay Field Naturalists
Bruce Thacker - President - Thunder Bay, ON
Trout Headwaters, Inc.
- Livingston, MT
Trust for Public Land
- Bozeman, MT
Trust for Public Land, Montana and Northern Rockies Office
- Bozeman, MT
Turtle Islands Earth Stewards
Tyhson Banighen - Tappen, BC
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA)
- Chesterfield, MO
Upper Salmon Basin Watershed Project
Daniel Bertram - Project Manager - Salmon, ID
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority
Ian Wilcox - General Manager/Secretary-Treasurer - London, ON
USA National Phenology Network
Jake Weltzin - Executive Director - Tucson, AZ
Valleys 2000
Bill Huether - Treasurer - Bowmanville, ON
Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
- Halifax, VA
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Western Forestry and Conservation Association
Richard Zabel - Executive Director - Portland, OR
Western Landowners Alliance
Lesli Allison - Executive Director - Santa Fe, NM
Western Native Trout Initiative
Therese Thompson - Project Coordinator - Lakewood, CO
Western Rivers Conservancy
Sue Doroff - President - Portland, OR
Western Water Project
Scott Yates - Director - Bozeman, MT
Wild Ones
Donna VanBuecken - Executive Director - Neenah, WI
Women, Food & Agriculture Network
- Ames, IA
Cooperative Extension
Custer County Extension Office
Sarah Baker - Extension Educator - Challis, ID
Fremont County Extension Office
- St. Anthony, ID
IDAH2O Master Water Stewards
Jim Ekins - Program Coordinator - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Jefferson County Extension Office
- Rigby, ID
Madison County Extension Office
- Rexburg, ID
University of Idaho Extension
Barbara Petty - Interim Director - Moscow, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Butte County
Jarrie Schaefer - Extension Program Assistant/4-H Program Assistant - Arco, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Clark County
- Dubois, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Bonneville County
- Idaho Falls, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Lemhi County
Shannon Williams - Extension Educator — Agriculture and Natural Resources - Salmon, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Teton County
Ben Eborn - Extension Educator - Driggs, ID
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Carl Frey
SGI Strategic Watershed Action Team - Farm Bill Biologist - Pocatello, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Gregg Servheen
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Wildlife Program Coordinator - Boise, ID
Jim Fincher
Branch Chief of Lands, Minerals and Water Rights - BLM - Boise, ID
Lara Fondow
SGI Strategic Watershed Action Team - Farm Bill Biologist - Rexburg, ID
Sal Palazzolo
Sal Palazzolo - Private Lands/Farm Bill Program Manager - Boise, ID
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Idaho Office of Energy Resources
Matt Wiggs - Boise, ID
Government Agencies
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Bureau of Land Management - Idaho
Tim Murphy - State Director - Boise, ID
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
Idaho Bean Commission
Lacey Menasco - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Virgil Moore - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Lands
Tom Schultz - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
David Langhorst - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Water Resources
Gary Spackman - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Departmet of Environmental Quality
- Boise, ID
Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation
Dustin Miller - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources
John Chatburn - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho Office of Energy Resources
Matt Wiggs - Boise, ID
Idaho Office of Species Conservation
Irina Victoria - Administrative Assistant - Boise, ID
Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission
Teri Murrison - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Celia R. Gould - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Water Science Center
- Boise, ID
Idaho Water Supply Bank
Remington Buyer, Water Supply Bank Coordinator - Idaho Department of Water Resources - Boise, ID
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
Small Business Development Center
Katie Sewall - State Director - Boise, ID
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Cheyenne, WY
Western Governors’ Association
James Ogsbury - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Cutting Edge Landscape
Bob Wheeler - Boise, ID
Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association
Ann Bates - Executive Director - Idaho Falls, ID
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Land Surveyors
Accurate Surveying and Mapping, P.C.
Nathan Dang - Professional Land Surveyor - Boise, ID
Eagle Rock Engineering and Land Surveying, PC
Kurtis James Roland, PLS - President - Idaho Falls, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Fox Land Surveys, Inc.
- Boise, ID
Harper-Leavitt Engineering, Inc.
Kim H. Leavitt, PLS - President - Idaho Falls, ID
Marks Land Surveying, Inc.
- Boise, ID
McKeegan Associates Inc
Matt McKeegan - Salmon, ID
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
High Country RC&D Council
Pam Herdrich - Executive Coordinator - St. Anthony, ID
Idaho Resource Conservation and Development Association
Kimber Ricks - President - St. Anthony, ID
Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition
Beth Baird - Environmental Program Coordinator, City of Boise Public Works - Boise, ID
Rural-Farmer, Rancher, and Fishery Cooperatives
Idaho Farm Bureau Federation
Rick D. Keller - Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer - Pocatello, ID
Idaho Wool Growers Association
Barry Duelke - President - Boise, ID
Snake River Dairyman's Association
Teri Fehringer - General Manager - Pocatello, ID
United Potato Growers of Idaho
Rick Shawver - COO - Idaho Falls, ID
Small Farm Resources
Big D Ranch, Inc.
Richard Durrant - General Manager - Meridian, ID
CT Biological Weed and Brush Control Inc.
Tim Lindquist - Owner - Wilder, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Garren Apple, AFM
Ag Pro Consulting, LLC - Meridian, ID
Horses For Clean Water
Alayne Blickle - Founder and Program Director - Nampa, ID
Idaho AgCredit
Katie Wallace - Blackfoot, ID
Idaho AgCredit
Dana Wood - Manager - American Falls, ID
Idaho AgCredit
Sean Zaugg - Twin Falls, ID
Idaho AgCredit
Kirk Powell - Manager - Rexburg, ID
Ranching For Profit School
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc. - Dave and Kathy Pratt - Fairfield, CA
Small Business Development Center
Katie Sewall - State Director - Boise, ID
State Funding / Technical Resources
Access Yes!
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations
Marijka Haverhals, Outreach Coordinator - College of Agricultural and Life Sciences - Moscow, ID
Community Forestry Program
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Bee Inspection Program
Nick Deeds - Ag Program Specialist, Field Services - Boise, ID
Idaho Cooperative Weed Management Area
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Lands
Tom Schultz - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
David Langhorst - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Water Resources
Gary Spackman - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho Forest Health
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Forest Legacy Program
Karen Sjoquist - Sandpoint, ID
Idaho Forest Stewardship Program
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources
John Chatburn - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho Habitat Improvement Program
Jeff Gould, Bureau Chief - Wildlife - Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise , ID
Idaho Invasive Species Program
Celia R. Gould - Director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and Chair of the Idaho Invasive Species Council - Boise, ID
Idaho Landowner Incentive Program
Karla Drewsen - Statewide LIP Coordinator - Boise, ID
Idaho Master Naturalist Program
Sara Focht - Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho Project WILD
Lori Adams - Project WILD Coordinator - Boise, ID
Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission
Teri Murrison - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Celia R. Gould - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture Noxious Weeds Program
Matt Voile - Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species Section Manager - Boise, ID
Idaho Water Resources Research Institute
Dr. John C. Tracy, IWRRI Director - Unversity of Idaho - Boise, ID
Idaho Water Supply Bank
Remington Buyer, Water Supply Bank Coordinator - Idaho Department of Water Resources - Boise, ID
Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign
Roger Batt - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Idaho Wildlife Diversity Program
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
ISDA's Noxious Weed Cost Share Program
- Boise, ID
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Resource Conservation & Range Development Loan Program - Idaho
Terry Hoebelheinrich - Loan Officer - Boise, ID
River Menders
- Boise, ID
Sage Grouse - Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation
Dustin Miller - Administrator - Boise, ID
Sage-grouse Conservation and Management
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Small Business Development Center
Katie Sewall - State Director - Boise, ID
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Idaho Office
Michael Carrier - Idaho State Supervisor - Boise, ID
Water Quality Programs - Idaho
Karie Pappani, TMDL Program Lead - Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission - Boise, ID
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Idaho Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Chuck Pentzer - State CREP Coordinator - Jerome, ID
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA Farm Service Agency - Idaho
Mark Samson - State Executive Director - Boise, ID
USDA - NRCS Programs
Aberdeen Plant Materials Center
Derek Tilley - PMC Manager - Aberdeen, ID
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Idaho Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Rob Fredericksen - CSP Program LeaderID
Idaho Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Ron Brooks - Idaho EQIP Program Manager - Boise, ID
Idaho Snow Survey Program
Bruce Sandoval - Program Manager and Staff Supervisor - Boise, ID
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Idaho
Curtis Elke - State Conservationist - Boise, ID
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Pullman Plant Materials Center
Allen Casey - PMC Manager - Pullman, WA
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Sage-Grouse Initiative - Idaho
Ron Brooks - USDA-NRCS - Boise, ID
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Jill Auburn, PhD - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Idaho SARE
Cinda Williams - State SARE co-Coordinator - Moscow, ID
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2)
USDA - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT

 Farm Best Management Practices

   
Articles on Farm Best Management Practices
pdf Fifth annual cover crop survey results
By:

The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

pdf Integrating Bird Conservation into Range Management

This manual is designed to assist resource professionals with integrating birds and their habitat needs into range management and monitoring, and to train landowners and land managers to do the same.& ...

pdf Sharing Your Land with Prairie Wildlife
By:

This third edition of this manual (formerly entitled Sharing Your Land With Shortgrass Prairie Birds) is about how to help birds and other wildlife make a living from the land while you do the same.

pdf Stream Crossing
By:

Learn about small scale solutions for your farm with this instructional pamphlet.

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

pdf How to Compost and Use Horse Manure- A Step-By-Step Guide for Horse Owners
By:

Provides essential steps for building and using a horse manure composting system that can be managed without the aid of a tractor. This system is intended for backyard or small farm (ranchette) operations with 1 to 5 horses.

pdf Creating & Using a Sacrifice Area for Horses- A Good Start for Healthy Pastures
By:

A sacrifice area is any small enclosure intended to be a horse's outdoor living quarters during the winter and spring. These areas can improve the health and productivity of pastures.

pdf Weiser River TMDL Implementation Plan for Agriculture
By:

The Weiser River TMDL Implementation Plan for Agriculture outlines an adaptive management approach for implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs) on agricultural lands.

pdf Farmer's Tax Guide
By:

This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

pdf How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
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There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

pdf Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
By:

Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

pdf Working Lands For Wildlife
By:

Through Working Lands for Wildlife —a voluntary, incentive-based effort—the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and its conservation partners will provide landowners with technical and financial assistance to: Restore populations of declining wildlife species.

pdf Managing Manure Nutrients at Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)

A lengthy document from EPA (2004), Managing Manure contains information pertinent to Large CAFOs in the Dairy Cows and Cattle other than Veal Calves and the Swine, Poultry, and Veal Calves subcategories of the final CAFO regulations.

pdf Your Land & You – Idaho Guidelines
By:

Booklet provides landowners with practical information and ideas to help manage and enhance natural resources on their property.

pdf Winterizing Idaho Horse Properties - A Simple Fall Checklist to Prepare for Colder Weather
By:

Fall checklist to make horse property more chore efficient during the winter months.

pdf Prescribed Grazing Conservation Practice Job Sheet ID-528-JS-01
By:

pdf Idaho Agricultural Best Management Practices: Field Guide for Evaluating BMP Effectiveness
By:

This field guide provides guidelines for evaluating site specific BMPs and the cumulative effects of BMPs within a watershed. 

pdf Cover Crop (340) in Organic Systems: Idaho Implementation Guide
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This document provides an overview of how the NRCS Cover Crop (340) conservation practice can be implemented on organic operations. It discusses different purposes for the practice’s use, design considerations, and how installation might differ in organic systems.& ...

pdf Nutrient Management Plan (590) for Organic Systems: Idaho Implementation Guide
By:

This document is an instruction guide for creating and implementing a nutrient management plan (NMP) on certified or transitioning organic lands.

pdf Conservation Buffers in Organic Systems: Idaho Implementation Guide
By:

The purpose of this document is to provide guidance in installing practices for use as buffers in organic production systems in order to meet the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations.

pdf Sugarbeet Irrigation Management Using Watermark Moisture Sensors
By:

Explains how to install soil moisture sensors and use them to schedule irrigations more efficiently. Growers who have used them have reduced water use and sometimes improved yields.

pdf Spatial Variability Considerations in Interpreting Soil Moisture Measurements for Irrigation
By:

Detailed examination of the effects varying soil types have on irrigation practices and how to determine the appropriate volume of irrigation for those soil types.

pdf Potato Irrigation Management
By:

Efficient irrigation management can increase marketable yield while reducing production costs by conserving water, energy, and nitrogen fertilizer and while reducing potential groundwater contamination.

pdf Optimal Performance from Center Pivot Sprinkler Systems
By:

Center pivot sprinkler systems are replacing hand and wheel line systems because of their automation, large areal coverage, reliability, and high application uniformity.

pdf Managing Irrigation Water Quality for Crop Production in the Pacific Northwest
By:

Learn how to use water analyses to choose appropriate water treatment and water management practices in irrigated agriculture. The publication covers kinds of tests, sample collection, interpretation of test results, and more.

pdf Center Pivot Irrigation for Corn: Water Management and System Design Considerations in Southern Idaho
By:

This bulletin describes the water requirements of the corn crop and explains how to manage a center pivot irrigation system to deliver enough water to the crop at the right times.

pdf Estimating Water Requirements of Hard Red Spring Wheat for Final Irrigations
By:

This publication teaches how to use the soil feel and appearance method and information on crop stage and soil type to determine whether and how much to irrigate.

pdf Irrigation Systems for Idaho Agriculture
By:

Discusses and compares agricultural irrigation systems: surface systems, sprinkler systems, and micro-irrigation and drip irrigation systems.

pdf Irrigation Uniformity
By:

Irrigation uniformity, or how evenly an irrigation system distributes water over a field, can have major effects on yield, quality, and gross receipts.

pdf Working Trees for Agriculture
By:

Putting trees to work in conservation and production systems for farms, ranches, and nearby communities means planting the right trees, in the right places and in the correct design to achieve desired objectives.

pdf Watering Facilities for Managed Grazing Systems
By:

pdf Drainage Ditch Research Reveals Opportunities for Cleaning Up Runoff
By:

 Vegetated drainage ditches can help clean up runoff water.

pdf Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
By:

A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

pdf Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard
By:

Nutrient Management is defined as the management of the 4R's of Nutrient Management:Right amount (rate), Right source, Right placement (method of application), Right timing of commercial fertilizers, manure, soil amendments, and organic by-products to agricultural landscapes as a source of plant nutrients while protecting local air, soil and water quality.

 Farm Income Opportunities

   
Articles on Farm Income Opportunities
pdf Fee Fishing: An Introduction
By:

The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Fee Fishing: Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
By:

Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

pdf Taking the First Step: Farm and Ranch Alternative Enterprise and Agritourism Resource Evaluation Guide
By:

This publication was prepared in response to requests from local advisors, farmers, and ranchers for a simple guide to the first step in identifying alternative income-producing agricultural enterprises and agritourism opportunities.

What are Food Hubs
By:

A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

pdf The Regional Food Hub Resource Guide
By:

The guide is an extensive collection of information and resources, providing background on everything needed to develop or participate in a regional food hub.

Farmer’s Markets

Farmers' markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers.

Community Supported Agriculture: What It is and Where to Find It

Community-supported agriculture (CSA) is the practice of focusing on the local production of high quality foods with the support of a consumer group that is willing to fund a whole season's budget in order to get quality foods.

pdf Carbon Sequestration on Idaho Agriculture and Forest Lands
By:

A report exploring the potential for carbon sequestration on agricultural and private, nonindustrial forest lands.

Grasslands and Carbon: Processes and Trends
By:

Rebecca McCulley of the University of Kentucky, Dept. of Plant & Soil Sciences presents this video short course on Grasslands, which make up 30% of the U.S ...

pdf Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers
By:

The Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers, produced by the American Farmland Trust (AFT), provides an overview of available market opportunities for environmental credits and services, how farmers and ranchers can get involved in them, and ways to encourage their continued growth.

pdf Regional Food Hubs: Linking Producers to new markets
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This presentation illustrates what the core components of food hubs are; provides examples of  successful food hubs, one urban - La Montanita Co-op Food Market in New Mexico, and one rural - Appalachian Sustainable Development in Virginia; describes the lessons learned to date about coordinating successful food hubs; maps existing and potential food hubs; and, finally, gives the Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Regional Food Hub Subcommittees work plan for the future.

pdf Selling at Farmers Markets
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Ideas and information to make your venture a success.

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals
There are 264 resources serving Upper Snake Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals serving Upper Snake Region
Agritourism
Idaho Honey Bee
Frank Grover - Boise, ID
Conservation Credit Markets
Bradley Raffle
Conservation Capital - CEO - Eugene, OR
Dave Gibson
IFC/World Bank - Senior Environmental Risk Specialist - Warrenton, VA
Eco-Asset Solutions & Innovations LLC
William Coleman - Co-Founder & CEO - Redwood City, CA
Ecosystem Economics LLC
- Bend, OR
National Mitigation Banking Association
- Washington, DC
Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC
Ross Guidry - Region Land Manager - Lafayette, LA
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Conservation Districts
Butte Soil and Water Conservation District
Frances Perkes - Administrative Assistant - Arco, ID
Clark Soil Conservation District
Robbie Taylor - Administrative Assistant - Rexburg, ID
Custer Soil and Water Conservation District
Karma Bragg - Office Manager - Challis, ID
East Side and West Side Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Joyce Smith - Administrative Assistant - Idaho Falls, ID
Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts
Benjamin Kelly - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District
- Rigby, ID
Lemhi Soil and Water Conservation District
Becky Coffey - Administrative Assistant - Salmon, ID
Madison Soil and Water Conservation District
Robbie Taylor - Administrative Assistant - Rexburg, ID
Teton Soil Conservation District
Virginia Grosse - District Manager - Driggs, ID
West Side Soil and Water Conservation District
Joyce Smith - Administrative Assistant - Idaho Falls, ID
Yellowstone Soil and Water Conservation District
Tamra Cikaitoga - District Manager - Saint Anthony, ID
Cooperative Extension
Custer County Extension Office
Sarah Baker - Extension Educator - Challis, ID
Fremont County Extension Office
- St. Anthony, ID
IDAH2O Master Water Stewards
Jim Ekins - Program Coordinator - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Jefferson County Extension Office
- Rigby, ID
Madison County Extension Office
- Rexburg, ID
University of Idaho Extension
Barbara Petty - Interim Director - Moscow, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Butte County
Jarrie Schaefer - Extension Program Assistant/4-H Program Assistant - Arco, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Clark County
- Dubois, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Bonneville County
- Idaho Falls, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Lemhi County
Shannon Williams - Extension Educator — Agriculture and Natural Resources - Salmon, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Teton County
Ben Eborn - Extension Educator - Driggs, ID
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aplomado Falcon Safe Harbor Agreement
Bill Henirch - The Peregrine Fund - Boise (Idaho), TX
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Susan Mangin - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Candidate Conservation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Emergency Stabilization - Burned Area Rehabiliation
Erv Gasser - DOI National Interagency BAER Team Leader - Seattle, WA
Fish Passage Program - Pacific Region
Dan Shively - Fish Passage and Habitat Partnerships Coordinator - Portland, OR
Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Linda Kelly - Great Basin LCC CoordinatorCA
Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Yvette Converse / GNLCC Coordinator - Bozeman, MT
Habitat Conservation Plans
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Idaho Fishery Resource Office
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Ahsahka, ID
Landowner Incentive Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Migratory Bird Program
Brad Bortner, Division Chief - Division of Migratory Bird Management - Falls Church, VA
National Fish Passage Program
Susan Wells - National Fish Passage Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act Grants Program
Guy Foulks - NMBCA Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Grants Program
U.S. Department of the Interior - Arlington, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Small Grants Program
Rodecia Mcknight - Small Grants Program Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
North American Wetlands Conservation Act Standard Grants Program
Stacy Sanchez - U.S. Standard Grants Program Proposal Coordinator - Falls Church, VA
Pacific Islands Climate Change Cooperative
Deanna Spooner - PICCC Coordinator - Honolulu, HI
Partners For Fish And Wildlife Program - National
See Description
Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Idaho
Kathleen Hendricks - Idaho Partners Program Coordinator - Boise, ID
Plains & Prairie Potholes Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Rick Nelson - LCC CoordinatorND
Safe Harbor Agreements
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Kevin Johnson, SRLCC Coordinator - Fish Wildlife Service - Lakewood, CO
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Coastal Program
- Arlington , VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Idaho Office
Michael Carrier - Idaho State Supervisor - Boise, ID
Western Regional Air Partnership (WRAP)
Dan Johnson - Executive Director - Seattle, WA
Wildland Fire Information and Technology (WFIT)
Forests and RangelandsTX
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Ecotourism
Ashton to Tetonia Trail
ID
Bureau of Land Management - Idaho
Tim Murphy - State Director - Boise, ID
Diamond D Ranch
Tom and Linda Demorest - Stanley, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Elk Creek Ranch
- Island Park, ID
Granite Creek Guest Ranch
- Ririe, ID
Hansen Guest Ranch
Tom Walsh - Swan Valley, ID
Harriman State Park
- Island Park, ID
Henry's Fork Lodge
Nelson Ishiyama - Island Park, ID
Henrys Lake State Park
- Island Park, ID
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
David Langhorst - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Watchable Wildlife Program
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Land of Yankee Fork State Park
- Challis, ID
South Fork Lodge
- Swan Valley, ID
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Bates Land Consortium, Inc.
- Salt Lake City, UT
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Fay Ranches
Greg Fay - Bozeman, MT
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Hall and Hall
- Billings, MT
Live Water Properties
- Jackson, WY
Mark Norem
Mark Norem Real Estate - Big Timber, MT
Mountain States Realty
R. William Nelson - Designated Broker - Boise, ID
Ron Morris
Ranch Marketing Associates - Broker and Founding Partner - Johnstown, CO
Sage Realty Group
Ken Dunn - Broker - Driggs, ID
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
Food Hubs and Farmers Markets
Beef Counts
- Boise, ID
The Idaho Foodbank
Karen Vauk - President & CEO - Boise, ID
Grant Programs
Acorn Foundation
- Oakland, CA
Acres for America
Thomas E. Kelsch - Vice President, Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund - Washington, DC
Animal Protection Program
Melanie K. Anderson, Director - The Summerlee Foundation - Colorado Springs, CO
BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants
Alanna Keating - Alexandria, VA
Bring Back the Natives
Cara Rose - National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Western Partnership Office - Portland, OR
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Clean Water Act Section 319
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Washington, DC
Common Counsel Foundation
Laura Livoti - CEO - Oakland, CA
Conservation Partners Program
Eric Forward - Program Director, Central Region Working Lands - Bloomington, MN
Conservation Partners Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Grants
Kelly Bibb or David Dell - Grant Program Contacts - Atlanta, GA
Cooperative Watershed Management Program
Bureau of Reclamation Office of Program & Policy Services - Denver, CO
Environmental Solutions for Communities
Carrie Clingan - Manager, Community-Based Conservation Programs - Washington, DC
FishAmerica Foundation Conservation Grants
Ruth Jackson - Grants Manager - Alexandria, VA
Forestry on Indian Lands
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs - Washington, DC
Fund-a-Farmer Project
Food Animal Concerns Trust - Chicago, IL
Idaho Beef Council
Traci Bracco - Executive Director - Boise, ID
Idaho CattleWomen Council
Robin Lufkin - Council Chair - Boise, ID
Idaho Community Foundation
Robert Hoover - President & CEO - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
David Langhorst - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Ann E. Dehner - Executive Director - Boise, ID
Idaho SARE
Cinda Williams - State SARE co-Coordinator - Moscow, ID
Idaho's Nonpoint Source Management Program
Dave Pisarski - Program Coordinator - Boise, ID
Keystone Initiatives
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Maki Foundation
Patricia Humphry - Aspen, CO
Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA)
Yasuyuki Sugiura - President - New York, NY
National Wildlife Refuge Friends Group Grant Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Pulling Together Initiative
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Washington, DC
ShadeFund
Marten Jenkins - President - Shepherdstown, WV
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Conservation Alliance
John Sterling - Executive Director - Bend, OR
The FruitGuys Community Fund
Chris Mittelstaedt - Founder and Project DirectorCA
The Fund for Wild Nature
Jeff Petersen, Esq. - Executive Director - Kelso, WA
The Summerlee Foundation
Lynne Starnes - Director of Administration - Dallas, TX
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Endowment for Forests and Communities Program
SFI and US Endowment for Forest and Communities Inc - Washington, DC
Upper Salmon Basin Watershed Project
Daniel Bertram - Project Manager - Salmon, ID
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
WaterSMART Grants
Josh German - U.S. Department of the Interior - Denver, CO
Western Aquatic Plant Management Society
Toni Pennington - Tetra Tech, Inc. - Portland, OR
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
High Country RC&D Council
Pam Herdrich - Executive Coordinator - St. Anthony, ID
Idaho Resource Conservation and Development Association
Kimber Ricks - President - St. Anthony, ID
Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition
Beth Baird - Environmental Program Coordinator, City of Boise Public Works - Boise, ID
Small Farm Resources
Big D Ranch, Inc.
Richard Durrant - General Manager - Meridian, ID
CT Biological Weed and Brush Control Inc.
Tim Lindquist - Owner - Wilder, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Garren Apple, AFM
Ag Pro Consulting, LLC - Meridian, ID
Horses For Clean Water
Alayne Blickle - Founder and Program Director - Nampa, ID
Idaho AgCredit
Katie Wallace - Blackfoot, ID
Idaho AgCredit
Dana Wood - Manager - American Falls, ID
Idaho AgCredit
Sean Zaugg - Twin Falls, ID
Idaho AgCredit
Kirk Powell - Manager - Rexburg, ID
Ranching For Profit School
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc. - Dave and Kathy Pratt - Fairfield, CA
Small Business Development Center
Katie Sewall - State Director - Boise, ID
State Funding / Technical Resources
Access Yes!
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations
Marijka Haverhals, Outreach Coordinator - College of Agricultural and Life Sciences - Moscow, ID
Community Forestry Program
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Bee Inspection Program
Nick Deeds - Ag Program Specialist, Field Services - Boise, ID
Idaho Cooperative Weed Management Area
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Lands
Tom Schultz - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
David Langhorst - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Water Resources
Gary Spackman - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho Forest Health
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Forest Legacy Program
Karen Sjoquist - Sandpoint, ID
Idaho Forest Stewardship Program
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources
John Chatburn - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho Habitat Improvement Program
Jeff Gould, Bureau Chief - Wildlife - Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise , ID
Idaho Invasive Species Program
Celia R. Gould - Director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and Chair of the Idaho Invasive Species Council - Boise, ID
Idaho Landowner Incentive Program
Karla Drewsen - Statewide LIP Coordinator - Boise, ID
Idaho Master Naturalist Program
Sara Focht - Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho Project WILD
Lori Adams - Project WILD Coordinator - Boise, ID
Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission
Teri Murrison - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Celia R. Gould - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture Noxious Weeds Program
Matt Voile - Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species Section Manager - Boise, ID
Idaho Water Resources Research Institute
Dr. John C. Tracy, IWRRI Director - Unversity of Idaho - Boise, ID
Idaho Water Supply Bank
Remington Buyer, Water Supply Bank Coordinator - Idaho Department of Water Resources - Boise, ID
Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign
Roger Batt - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Idaho Wildlife Diversity Program
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
ISDA's Noxious Weed Cost Share Program
- Boise, ID
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Resource Conservation & Range Development Loan Program - Idaho
Terry Hoebelheinrich - Loan Officer - Boise, ID
River Menders
- Boise, ID
Sage Grouse - Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation
Dustin Miller - Administrator - Boise, ID
Sage-grouse Conservation and Management
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Small Business Development Center
Katie Sewall - State Director - Boise, ID
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Idaho Office
Michael Carrier - Idaho State Supervisor - Boise, ID
Water Quality Programs - Idaho
Karie Pappani, TMDL Program Lead - Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission - Boise, ID
Sustainable Ag / Community Supported Agriculture
Agri Beef Co.
Robert Rebholtz, Jr. - President, CEO - Boise, ID
Green Works Idaho
Bruce Poe - Board President - Boise, ID
Idaho Cattle Association
Wyatt Prescott - Executive Vice President - Boise, ID
Idaho SARE
Cinda Williams - State SARE co-Coordinator - Moscow, ID
Idaho Wool Growers Association
Barry Duelke - President - Boise, ID
Lava Lake Land & Livestock, L.L.C.
Kathleen and Brian Bean - Owners - Hailey, ID
United Potato Growers of Idaho
Rick Shawver - COO - Idaho Falls, ID
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Idaho Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Chuck Pentzer - State CREP Coordinator - Jerome, ID
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA Farm Service Agency - Idaho
Mark Samson - State Executive Director - Boise, ID
USDA - NRCS Programs
Aberdeen Plant Materials Center
Derek Tilley - PMC Manager - Aberdeen, ID
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Idaho Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Rob Fredericksen - CSP Program LeaderID
Idaho Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Ron Brooks - Idaho EQIP Program Manager - Boise, ID
Idaho Snow Survey Program
Bruce Sandoval - Program Manager and Staff Supervisor - Boise, ID
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Idaho
Curtis Elke - State Conservationist - Boise, ID
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Pullman Plant Materials Center
Allen Casey - PMC Manager - Pullman, WA
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Sage-Grouse Initiative - Idaho
Ron Brooks - USDA-NRCS - Boise, ID
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Jill Auburn, PhD - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Idaho SARE
Cinda Williams - State SARE co-Coordinator - Moscow, ID
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2)
USDA - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT

 Farm Resources

   
Articles on Farm Resources
pdf Fifth annual cover crop survey results
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The 2016-2017 cover crop survey report from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension (SARE) program, Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) is now available.& ...

Cooperative Extension Service
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The cooperative extension service is designed to help people use research based knowledge to improve their land.  Administered through thousands of county extension offices, extension brings land-grant expertise to the most local of levels in affiliation with the state's designated land-grant universities.& ...

pdf New sprinkler retrofits are a hit with South Idaho farmers
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LESA, which stands for low-elevation sprinkler application, was developed by researchers with the University of Idaho and Washington State University.

Cover Crop Economics Tool

The Cover Crop Economics Tool is a user-friendly economic assessment tool to assess the costs and benefits of incorporating cover crops into a crop rotation. The tool assesses both the short term and long term expected costs and benefits. For questions, please contact Bryon Kirwan, bryon.kirwan@il.usda.gov.

Download: Cover Crop Economics Tool

Land Link: Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers. UPDATE: The Land Link Program was retired in 2016 and will be replaced by the Hank Rohling Land Legacy Program.

Greenbook Plant Protection Product Search

Greenbook.net has an extensive database of chemical product information that you can use to help control unwanted plants. You can search by plant name and the database will list what chemicals you could use. If you need to know more about a specific chemical, you can type it in and search for product info. You need to register with the site to get the detailed information.  Some chemicals require a pesticide license.

Pioneer® Field360™

DuPont Pioneer is bringing the next generation of powerful Web-based field management tools to growers with the introduction of Pioneer® Field360™ Select software. This new subscription service combines field-by-field data with real-time agronomic and weather information to help growers make informed management decisions.  Check out Field360 Select.

"Pioneer®Field360 Select software guides growers to better use the field data they have collected, currently and in prior years, to increase farm productivity and profitability," says Justin Heath, DuPont Pioneer new services manager.

UPDATE:

The Pioneer® Field360™ website is no longer available. EncircaSM Services is the current DuPont Pioneer program that combines the latest technology for weather, soils, agronomy and analytics to help agricultural producers maximize crop yields and reduce risk. Contact your DuPont Pioneer Sales Professional for more information.

AgBizEnvironment™

AgBizEnvironment gives you the ability to account for environmental impacts when analyzing business decisions.

AgBizEnvironment utilizes various components to measure and track environmental aspects of crop and livestock production. Aspects include pesticide, herbicide, fertilizer, and energy use, as well as tillage and land management practices. Combined with other AgBiz Logic tools, users can compare environmental, economic and financial tradeoffs.

An example of a component utilized by AgBizEnvironment is the Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ) developed by Cornell University. The EIQ measures the effect of various pesticides and herbicides on consumers, workers, and ecosystems.

Learn more about EIQ and other AgBizEnvironment components when you sign up for AgBiz Logic.

AgLease™

AgLease™ is a computer program designed to assist growers and landowners establish equitable crop share and cash rent lease agreements. With AgLease™ you can easily comprehend and evaluate the potential risks associated with annual and long-term leases, reevaluate current leases, or changing cropping systems. AgLease™ estimatesmachinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility for a crop share and cash rent lease.

AgLease™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

View the AgLease™ Presentation

AgFinance™

AgFinance™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions on a whole farm and ranch basis. You can load scenario files from AgProfit™ and AgLease™ into AgFinance™ to analyze your farm’s financial ratios and performance measures, which include working liquidity, solvency, profitability, debt repayment capacity, and efficiency. You can change the number of units in each scenario and observe the financial effects of implementing technologies, adding value to your products, conservation practices, changing cropping systems or livestock enterprises, or leasing additional land.  Visit AgFinance™

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

AgProfit™

AgProfit™ is a computer program designed to assist agricultural producers make long-run decisions when implementing technologies to a specific crop or analyzing cropping systems. AgProfit™ estimates machinery, labor, and production input costs as well as fruit size, grade, and total yield for calculating returns for crops with multiple establishment and production years. The program allows you to inflate specific return and input cost items over time to analyze the net present value, internal rate of return, and financial feasibility when implementing a particular technology, making minor changes to returns or input costs, or comparing cropping systems.

AgProfit™ is free to use and requires users to register with the AgTools website and obtain a license.

View the AgProfit™ presentation

UPDATE:

The AgTools™ web site is currently unavailable. If you are requesting a AgProfit™, AgLease™, or AgFinance™ program, a license file, or need other assistance please contact Clark Seavert, clark.seavert@oregonstate.edu.

The new online program AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC will replace the AgTools™ suite of software programs. This exciting new program will be released about September 1, 2015. You can track the progress of the AgBiz Logic™ - BASIC program by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

Conservation Easements Protect a Special Place in Idaho for People and Nature
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Conservation easements purchase future development rights and landowners are required to follow a grazing plan to protect and improve sage-grouse habitat.

pdf Ranching as a Conservation Strategy: Can Old Ranchers Save the New West?
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Working ranches are often promoted as means of private rangeland conservation because they can safeguard ecosystem services, protect open space, and maintain traditional ranching culture.

AgroClimate

AgroClimate is an innovative web-resource for decision-support and learning, providing interactive tools and climate information to improve crop management decisions and reduce production risks associated with climate variability, climate change, and extreme weather events. Users can monitor variables of interest such as growing degree days, chill hours, freeze risk, disease risks for selected crops, and current and projected drought conditions. Users can also learn about the impacts of climate cycles affecting the Southeastern United States, such as the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO).

AgroClimate uses crop simulation models along with historic, current, and forecasted climate data to allow decision makers to compare changes in probable outcomes under different climate conditions.

Water and carbon footprint calculators on AgroClimate can provide system-specific estimates of how efficiently water and energy are being used. AgroClimate also includes educational resources, including videos and fact sheets, about management practices and technologies that can help improve efficiency of production and decrease the vulnerability of agricultural systems to climate variability and change.

AgroClimate is regularly used during training events for County Extension faculty and during workshops with agricultural producers. Its modular platform allows for an easy replication in other geographies and for content expansion.

What are Food Hubs
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A Food Hub is a business or organization that actively manages the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of course-identified food products primarily from local and regional producers to strengthen their ability to satisfy wholesale, retail, and institutional demand.

pdf National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

pdf 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation
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The 2014 Farm Bill Field Guide to Fish and Wildlife Conservation was prepared as an introduction for fish and wildlife conservation providers – the on-the-ground biologists and conservation partners who help deliver Farm Bill conservation programs to landowners.

pdf Farmer's Tax Guide
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This publication explains how the federal tax laws apply to farming. Use this publication as a guide to figure your taxes and complete your farm tax return.& ...

Let’s Get Serious About Conservation
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This Farm and Dairy article explains how conservation is a journey for our country.

Conservation Buffers on your Land

Considering conservation buffers on your land?  The USDA has 250,000 or more buffer contracts with about 160,000 farms and ranches. They may be a good choice for your land and for the environment.

pdf Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

pdf Five Year Plan: July 1, 2013-June 30, 2018
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The Owyhee Conservation District prime objective is to provide farmers, landowners, and users assistance in improving, sustaining and conserving Idaho’s natural resources.

pdf Benewah Soil & Water Conservation District: Five Year Resource Conservation Plan July1, 2010–June 30, 2015 Updated for FY 2014
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This document identifies the resource needs in the Conservation District and presents a resource conservation action plan for meeting these needs.

AgPlan™

AgPlan™ helps rural business owners develop a business plan. To use AgPlan you first need to register and setup a password to access your business plan.  Once you have registered, you can login to AgPlan using your email address and your password.
Everyone can use AgPlan—for FREE.

  • Develop your own business plan
  • Learn what you need to include in your plan with Tips & Resources
  • View Sample business plans for ideas
  • Share your plan—print, download and work with your own Reviewers

AgPlan™ is brought to you by the Center for Farm Financial Management. Regents of the University of Minnesota

pdf Conservation Buffers in Organic Systems: Idaho Implementation Guide
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The purpose of this document is to provide guidance in installing practices for use as buffers in organic production systems in order to meet the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations.

Farm Bill Toolbox

On July 1, 2014, the University of Illinois as the lead university for the National Coalition for Producer Education (NCPE) entered into a cooperative agreement with the Farm Service Agency for development of web-based decision tools to help producers and farm owners with the decisions and programs in the Farm Bill.  This effort will involve the development of three different tools by the Illinois-led NCPE, as well as training, education, outreach and analysis on the tools and programs:  (1) a tool for the ARC/PLC program decision, including base acre reallocation, payment yield updating and SCO/STAX; (2) a tool for the new dairy Margin Protection Program and Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy insurance policy; and (3) a tool for the new Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provisions regarding buy-up coverage.

The University of Illinois-NCPE proposal envisioned using the farmdoc platform as a user-friendly, one-stop resource for all aspects of the Farm Bill program decisions.  To that end, we introduce the Farm Bill Toolbox (available here) as the dedicated site for producers, landowners and others interested in the programs.  It will house the specific web-based tools being developed, as well as training, education, outreach and analysis materials.  These materials will include webinars and answers to frequently asked questions. Additionally, general conclusions gleaned from analysis of the programs within the real-world context of prices, yields and risk, coupled with what is learned from developing and running the tools.  We also envision providing some basic guidance or "rules of thumb" that producers can use as they need.  Like any good toolbox, the Farm Bill Toolbox will contain a range of items and materials - the tools - to serve the widest variety of producers and situational needs.  Not everyone will make use of the specific tools, or the articles analyzing the programs.  But the tools will be available for anyone who seeks information, and at levels intended to fit varying degrees of informational needs.

The Farm Bill Toolbox is currently under construction and will remain under construction as the web tools, analysis and other information are being developed.  It currently houses a limited amount of material taken from previous articles and work that remain relevant to this effort and the pending producer decisions.  It will be updated as the tools and materials are developed and become available for public release.  Information and links to the tools will also be available on the FSA website.

The website and the tools will be important, valuable resources for producers, but the key to the NCPE proposal are the coalition partners who will be working on tool development, training, education, outreach and analysis. 

Forest Loss on the Rebound: Sustaining Investments for America's Natural Resource Future
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Cool Farm Tool

The Cool Farm Tool (CFT) is an online greenhouse gas calculator that is free for growers to help them measure the carbon footprint of crop and livestock products. The CFT is an online, farm-level greenhouse gas emissions calculator based on empirical research from a broad range of published data sets. It is designed to be intuitive and easy to complete based on information that a farmer will have readily available. Click here to go to the Cool Farm Tool

Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals
There are 259 resources serving Upper Snake Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals serving Upper Snake Region
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Conservation Districts
Butte Soil and Water Conservation District
Frances Perkes - Administrative Assistant - Arco, ID
Clark Soil Conservation District
Robbie Taylor - Administrative Assistant - Rexburg, ID
Custer Soil and Water Conservation District
Karma Bragg - Office Manager - Challis, ID
East Side and West Side Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Joyce Smith - Administrative Assistant - Idaho Falls, ID
Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts
Benjamin Kelly - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District
- Rigby, ID
Lemhi Soil and Water Conservation District
Becky Coffey - Administrative Assistant - Salmon, ID
Madison Soil and Water Conservation District
Robbie Taylor - Administrative Assistant - Rexburg, ID
Teton Soil Conservation District
Virginia Grosse - District Manager - Driggs, ID
West Side Soil and Water Conservation District
Joyce Smith - Administrative Assistant - Idaho Falls, ID
Yellowstone Soil and Water Conservation District
Tamra Cikaitoga - District Manager - Saint Anthony, ID
Cooperative Extension
Custer County Extension Office
Sarah Baker - Extension Educator - Challis, ID
Fremont County Extension Office
- St. Anthony, ID
IDAH2O Master Water Stewards
Jim Ekins - Program Coordinator - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Jefferson County Extension Office
- Rigby, ID
Madison County Extension Office
- Rexburg, ID
University of Idaho Extension
Barbara Petty - Interim Director - Moscow, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Butte County
Jarrie Schaefer - Extension Program Assistant/4-H Program Assistant - Arco, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Clark County
- Dubois, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Bonneville County
- Idaho Falls, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Lemhi County
Shannon Williams - Extension Educator — Agriculture and Natural Resources - Salmon, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Teton County
Ben Eborn - Extension Educator - Driggs, ID
Farm Equipment Sales and Service
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
COR Enterprises
Tony Braunstadter - Woodshop Manager - Billings, MT
DripWorks
- Willits, CA
Farmore Of Idaho - Shipping
Troy Chandler - Manager - Jerome, ID
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Irrigation Systems, Inc.
- Blackfoot, ID
Northwestern Irrigation
- Preston, ID
On Target Spray Systems
Progressive Grower Technologies, Inc. - Mt. Angel, OR
Panhandle Forest Products
- Cocolalla, ID
Rain For Rent, Inc.
- Paul, ID
Rain For Rent, Inc.
- Idaho Falls, ID
Rain For Rent, Inc.
- Nampa, ID
Ranch Supply
- Burnet, TX
Valley Pump & Equipment Company, Inc.
- Emmett, ID
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Bates Land Consortium, Inc.
- Salt Lake City, UT
Cobacha, LLC
Kurt Oriol - Director - New York, NY
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Dow AgroSciences LLC
- Indianapolis, IN
Fay Ranches
Greg Fay - Bozeman, MT
Forest Safety Products
Forest Safety Products - Van Hornesville, NY
Hall and Hall
- Billings, MT
Live Water Properties
- Jackson, WY
Mark Norem
Mark Norem Real Estate - Big Timber, MT
Mountain States Realty
R. William Nelson - Designated Broker - Boise, ID
Ron Morris
Ranch Marketing Associates - Broker and Founding Partner - Johnstown, CO
Sage Realty Group
Ken Dunn - Broker - Driggs, ID
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
Current Agricultural Use Value
- Ohio Department of Agriculture Office of Farmland Preservation - Reynoldsburg, OH
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Federal Endangered Species Tax Deduction
US Fish and Wildlife Service - Arlington, VA
Idaho Office of Energy Resources
Matt Wiggs - Boise, ID
Federal Incentives
Legacy Resource Management Program
Derrick Golla - Legacy Program Support Staff - Washington, DC
Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program
U.S. Department of Defense - Washington, DC
Sustainable Ranges Initiative
John Conger, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment) - US Department of Defense
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Cutting Edge Landscape
Bob Wheeler - Boise, ID
Idaho Nursery and Landscape Association
Ann Bates - Executive Director - Idaho Falls, ID
Maximized Water Management LLC
William (Bill) Fuchs - Owner - Chester, ID
Netafim Drip-Micro Irrigation Products
Netafim USA - Fresno, CA
Pump Monitor
PowWow Energy, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA
Reinke Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Chris Roth - President - Deshler, NE
Tule Evapotranspiration
Tule Technologies Inc - Tom Shapland - Concord, CA
Mapping/Cartographic and GIS services
Accurate Surveying and Mapping, P.C.
Nathan Dang - Professional Land Surveyor - Boise, ID
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
GIS Training & Research Center
Keith Weber - Director - Pocatello, ID
Harper-Leavitt Engineering, Inc.
Kim H. Leavitt, PLS - President - Idaho Falls, ID
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
James Michael Scott, PhD
University of Idaho - Professor and Research Scientist - Moscow, ID
Marks Land Surveying, Inc.
- Boise, ID
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
Northwest Habitat Institute
Tom O'Neil - Director - Corvallis, OR
Sage Soil Resources, LLC
Shari Meeks - Rangeland Ecologist/Soil Scientist - Jackson, WY
Steve Prochnau
Prochnau Forest Consultants, LLC - Owner/President - Olympia, WA
Mediators
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
Sara Nelson Hallock
Hallock & Hallock - Logan, UT
Riparian and Wetlands Specialists
Cascade Earth Sciences
- Pocatello, ID
Country Natural Beef
Wes Davies - Customer Service - Burns, OR
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
IDAH2O Master Water Stewards
Jim Ekins - Program Coordinator - Coeur d'Alene, ID
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
Joe Hinson
Northwest Natural Resource Group, LLC - Forester - Weiser, ID
Mark Corrao
Northwest Management Inc. - Moscow, ID
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
River Menders
- Boise, ID
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Rocky Mountain Environmental Associates
John Rice - Senior Geologist, President - Idaho Falls, ID
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO
Seed / Seedling Suppliers
Aberdeen Plant Materials Center
Derek Tilley - PMC Manager - Aberdeen, ID
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
American Tree Seedling
- Bainbridge, GA
ArborGen
- Ridgeville, SC
ATS Partners, LLC
Chuck Whittaker - Bainbridge, GA
Bell Brothers, Inc.
- Claxton, GA
Big D Ranch, Inc.
Richard Durrant - General Manager - Meridian, ID
Brent and Becky's Bulbs
- Gloucester, VA
Buckeye Nursery, Inc
- Perry, FL
Central Florida Lands & Timber Nursery, L.L.C.
- Mayo, FL
Chestnut Hill Nursery & Orchards
- Alachua, FL
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
DeepSouth Pine Nursery, Inc.
Gary Cannon, John Manning, Jim Hasty - Bascom, FL
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Great Basin Natives
- Holden, UT
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Ivy Garth Seeds & Plants, Inc.
- Chesterland, OH
J. R. Simplot Company
- Boise, ID
Johnny's Selected Seeds
Harry Fraser - General Manager - Winslow, ME
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Pullman Plant Materials Center
Allen Casey - PMC Manager - Pullman, WA
Ranchland Development Inc.
Roland N. Spencer - Founder - Winfield, KS
Rock Bridge Trees
David Hughes - Bethpage, TN
Speedling, Inc.
- Ruskin, FL
Superior Trees, Inc.
- Lee , FL
United Potato Growers of Idaho
Rick Shawver - COO - Idaho Falls, ID
University of Idaho Franklin H. Pitkin Forest Nursery
Anthony S. Davis - Director, Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research - Moscow, ID
Utah Seed
Orson Boyce - Bothwell, UT
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Willard Bay Gardens, LLC
- Willard, UT
Soil / Water Testing Labs
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
Access Yes!
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Center for Invasive Species Management
Liz Galli-Noble - Director - Bozeman, MT
Center for Research on Invasive Species and Small Populations
Marijka Haverhals, Outreach Coordinator - College of Agricultural and Life Sciences - Moscow, ID
Community Forestry Program
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Bee Inspection Program
Nick Deeds - Ag Program Specialist, Field Services - Boise, ID
Idaho Cooperative Weed Management Area
Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Lands
Tom Schultz - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
David Langhorst - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Department of Water Resources
Gary Spackman - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho Forest Health
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Forest Legacy Program
Karen Sjoquist - Sandpoint, ID
Idaho Forest Stewardship Program
David Groeschl - State Forester and Deputy Director - Forestry & Fire Division - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources
John Chatburn - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho Habitat Improvement Program
Jeff Gould, Bureau Chief - Wildlife - Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise , ID
Idaho Invasive Species Program
Celia R. Gould - Director of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) and Chair of the Idaho Invasive Species Council - Boise, ID
Idaho Landowner Incentive Program
Karla Drewsen - Statewide LIP Coordinator - Boise, ID
Idaho Master Naturalist Program
Sara Focht - Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Idaho Project WILD
Lori Adams - Project WILD Coordinator - Boise, ID
Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission
Teri Murrison - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Celia R. Gould - Director - Boise, ID
Idaho State Department of Agriculture Noxious Weeds Program
Matt Voile - Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species Section Manager - Boise, ID
Idaho Water Resources Research Institute
Dr. John C. Tracy, IWRRI Director - Unversity of Idaho - Boise, ID
Idaho Water Supply Bank
Remington Buyer, Water Supply Bank Coordinator - Idaho Department of Water Resources - Boise, ID
Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign
Roger Batt - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Idaho Wildlife Diversity Program
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
ISDA's Noxious Weed Cost Share Program
- Boise, ID
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
Resource Conservation & Range Development Loan Program - Idaho
Terry Hoebelheinrich - Loan Officer - Boise, ID
River Menders
- Boise, ID
Sage Grouse - Idaho Governor's Office of Species Conservation
Dustin Miller - Administrator - Boise, ID
Sage-grouse Conservation and Management
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Boise, ID
Small Business Development Center
Katie Sewall - State Director - Boise, ID
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Idaho Office
Michael Carrier - Idaho State Supervisor - Boise, ID
Water Quality Programs - Idaho
Karie Pappani, TMDL Program Lead - Idaho Soil and Water Conservation Commission - Boise, ID
USDA - FSA Programs
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Biomass Crop Assistance Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Conservation Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farm Ownership Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Farmable Wetlands Program (FWP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Grassland Reserve Program- REPEALED
USDA Farm Service Agency
Guaranteed Farm Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Idaho Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Chuck Pentzer - State CREP Coordinator - Jerome, ID
Livestock Forage Disaster Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Livestock Indemnity Program
USDA FSA
Microloans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Minority and Women Farmers and Ranchers Loans
USDA Farm Service Agency
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Source Water Protection Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments (SURE) Program
USDA Farm Service Agency
Transition Incentives Program (TIP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
Tree Assistance Program (TAP)
USDA Farm Service Agency
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA Farm Service Agency - Idaho
Mark Samson - State Executive Director - Boise, ID
USDA - NRCS Programs
Aberdeen Plant Materials Center
Derek Tilley - PMC Manager - Aberdeen, ID
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP)- REPEALED
Mark Parson - Program Contact
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG)
Stacy Swartwood - National CIG Program Analyst - Washington, DC
Conservation of Private Grazing Land (CPGL)
Conservation Security Program
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Conservation Technical Assistance (CTA)
NRCS
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI)- REPEALED
Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)
Fred Reaves - National Emergency Watershed Protection Program Manager
Emergency Watershed Protection Program- Floodplain Easement
Jason Weller, Chief - USDA-NRCS - Washington, DC
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
NRCS
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)- REPEALED
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) REPEALED
Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP)
USDA NRCS
Idaho Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Rob Fredericksen - CSP Program LeaderID
Idaho Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Ron Brooks - Idaho EQIP Program Manager - Boise, ID
Idaho Snow Survey Program
Bruce Sandoval - Program Manager and Staff Supervisor - Boise, ID
National Grazing Lands Coalition
Kimberli Stine - National GLC Coordinator - Fort Worth, TX
National Water Quality Initiative
USDA NRCS
Natural Resources Conservation Service - Idaho
Curtis Elke - State Conservationist - Boise, ID
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
Ramon Ortiz - PMC Manager (acting) - Beltsville, MD
Pullman Plant Materials Center
Allen Casey - PMC Manager - Pullman, WA
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Louis Aspey, Chief of Staff - Regional Conservationist - Washington, DC
Sage-Grouse Initiative - Idaho
Ron Brooks - USDA-NRCS - Boise, ID
Small scale solutions for your farm
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program
USDA NRCS
Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentives Program (VPA-HIP)
NRCS
Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP)- REPEALED
Garry Lee - Acting Director, Easement Programs Division - Washington, DC
Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)- REPEALED
- Washington, DC
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
USDA Programs - Other
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Development Program
Jill Auburn, PhD - National Program Leader - Division of Agricultural Systems - Washington, DC
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Conservation Reserve Program Longleaf Pine Initiative
Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
USDA Rural Development
Farmers Market Promotion Program
Douglas Keeler, Director - Farmers Markets and Local Food Marketing
Idaho SARE
Cinda Williams - State SARE co-Coordinator - Moscow, ID
Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2)
USDA - Washington, DC
Local Food Promotion Program
Nicole Nelson Miller - LFPP Program Manager - Washington, DC
New Farmers
USDA
Organic Certification Cost Share Programs
Rita Meade - OCCSP Coordinator - Washington, DC
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Lori Washington - USDA Rural Development Loan Specialist
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Program
Rob Hedberg - SARE Director - Washington, DC
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
Veterinarians - Large Animal
Caine Veterinary Teaching Center
Dr. Gordon W. Brumbaugh - Director and Veterinary Scientist - Caldwell, ID
WestVet
- Garden City, ID
Veterinarians - Small Animal
WestVet
- Garden City, ID
Water Districts and Associations
Idaho Ground Water Association
- Boise, ID
Idaho Water Users Association
Norm Semanko - Executive Director and General Counsel - Boise, ID
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Dawn Reeder
Rare Earth Sciences, LLC - Principal Biologist - Paonia, CO
Dennis Mackey
- Fish and Wildlife Biologist - Star, ID
Ecoresource Solutions Inc
Tony Byrne - President/Principal Ecologist - Arvada, CO
Hugh Barrett
Sage Advice - President - Long Beach, WA
Idaho Cooperative Fish And Wildlife Research Unit
Dr. Courtney Conway - College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho - Moscow, ID
James Armstrong
Rare Earth Science, LLC - Principal Geologist - Gunnison, CO
James Michael Scott, PhD
University of Idaho - Professor and Research Scientist - Moscow, ID
Kit H. Buell
Buell Environmental LLC - Ecologist - Oak Creek, CO
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
Michael Lester - Portland, OR
Robert Veldman
K·Coe Conservation - Land Consultant - Loveland, CO
Rocky Mountain Environmental Associates
John Rice - Senior Geologist, President - Idaho Falls, ID
Society for Range Management
Jess Peterson - Executive Vice President - Littleton, CO

 Organic Certification

   
Articles on Organic Certification
pdf Guide for Organic Livestock Producers
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This guide is an overview of the process of becoming certified organic. It is designed to explain the USDA organic regulations as they apply to livestock producers.

pdf Organic Farming: Results from the 2014 Organic Survey
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In 2014, the United States had 14,093 organic farms producing $5.5 billion in organic products.

pdf Organic Certification Guide
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This publication provides an overview of organic certification and provides some additional resources for prospective organic farms and businesses.

pdf National Organic Farming Handbook
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The handbook describes organic systems and identifies key resources to guide conservation planning and implementation on organic farms. Producers and other audiences may also find the handbook useful, particularly the resources listed in various sections.

pdf Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities: A Guide to Federal Programs for Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry, Entrepreneurship, Conservation, Food Systems, and Community Development
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This guide lists funding opportunities offered by federal programs, and is indispensable for anyone seeking government help to foster their innovative enterprise in forestry and agriculture.

pdf Guide for Organic Crop Producers
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This guide is intended to help lead farmers through the organic certification process. Chapters 1 through 4 explain the National Organic Program (NOP) and describe the process of organic certification.

pdf How to Choose a Certification Agency and the Organic Certification Process
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There are many USDA accredited certification agencies that can certify your farm or enterprise as organic. So how do you find the right agency to work with you? Here are some questions you should ask the agencies and some things to ask neighboring farmers.

pdf What is Organic Certification?
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Organic certification verifies that your farm or handling facility located anywhere in the world complies with the USDA organic regulations and allows you to sell, label, and represent your products as organic.

pdf Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

Does America Need More Organic Farmers?
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Organic farming has been one of the fastest growing segments of U.S. agriculture for over a decade.  After the USDA implemented national organic standards in 2002, certified organic farmland doubled by 2005.

pdf Cover Crop (340) in Organic Systems: Idaho Implementation Guide
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This document provides an overview of how the NRCS Cover Crop (340) conservation practice can be implemented on organic operations. It discusses different purposes for the practice’s use, design considerations, and how installation might differ in organic systems.& ...

pdf Nutrient Management Plan (590) for Organic Systems: Idaho Implementation Guide
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This document is an instruction guide for creating and implementing a nutrient management plan (NMP) on certified or transitioning organic lands.

pdf Conservation Buffers in Organic Systems: Idaho Implementation Guide
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The purpose of this document is to provide guidance in installing practices for use as buffers in organic production systems in order to meet the National Organic Program (NOP) regulations.

Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals
There are 37 resources serving Upper Snake Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals serving Upper Snake Region
Organic Certification Programs
A Bee Organic
Sarah Costin and Ro Elgas - De Luz, CA
Agricultural Services Certified Organic (ASCO)
Katherine Borchard - ASCO Director - Salinas, CA
Americert International
Jonathan Austin - Gainesville, FL
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Ecocert ICO
Dave DeCou - Greenwood, IN
EQIP Organic Initiative
Lindsay Haines - EQIP Specialist for Organic
Global Organic Alliance, Inc
Betty Kananen - President/CEO - Bellefontaine, OH
International Certification Services, Inc
Christina Dockter - President & CEO - Medina, ND
Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc.
Stephen Walker - Processor Certification and Compliance Manager - Viroqua, WI
Minnesota Crop Improvement Association
Susan Stewart - Organic Certification Specialist - St. Paul, MN
National Organic Program (NOP)
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Natural Food Certifiers
Reuven Flamer - Spring Valley, NY
Nature’s International Certification Services
Dave Engel - Viroqua, WI
OCIA International
Kevin Koester - President, USA - Lincoln, NE
OneCert, Inc.
Sam Welsch - Lincoln, NE
Oregon Tilth
- Corvallis, OR
Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Jason Laney - Idaho State Department of Agriculture - Boise, ID
Organic Certification Program - Idaho
Johanna Phillips - Program Manager - Boise, ID
Primus Auditing Operations
- Santa Maria, CA
Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd.
- Saskatoon, SK
Quality Assurance International
Jonathan Lackie - San Diego, CA
Quality Certification Services
- Gainesville, FL
Scientific Certification Systems, Inc.
Ned Halaby - Emeryville, CA
Stellar Certification Services
Sally Lammers - Certification Director - Philomath, OR
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
USDA National Organic Program
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Organic Products and Services
Alderspring Ranch
Glenn Elzinga - May, ID
Big Tree Organic Farms
Susan Cook - Customer Service - Turlock, CA
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Coulee Region Organic Produce Pool (CROPP)
- La Farge, WI
FarmPlate
Kim Werner - Founder & President - Hanover, NH
Golden Valley Natural
- Idaho Falls, ID
High Mowing Organic Seeds
Tom Stearns - Founder/Head Seedsman - Wolcott, VT
Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service
Faye Jones - Executive Director - Spring Valley, WI
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
 

 Google News about Farm Resources

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Beginning Farmer News Items
Farmer Regifts Tractor Win - Twin Falls Times-News
3/29/2015 4:14:48 AM
Twin Falls Times-News Farmer Regifts Tractor Win Twin Falls Times-News Scott Fuhriman (left) donated 50 hours of use on a John Deere tractor to Paul and Kathy Hubbard, standing next to him. The Hubbard's four children are also pictured. Fuhriman, of Malad, was the winner of annual Idaho Grain Producers Association tractor ...

So You Want To Be a Farmer… - Modern Farmer
9/15/2014 9:54:44 AM
Modern Farmer So You Want To Be a Farmer… Modern Farmer Boise, Idaho . Mobile, Alabama. Grand Junction, Colorado. They may not be the sexiest spots, but buying nearby farmland is a wise bet. “Of course, every young farmer wants to be in a place where there's a lot of people like themselves,” says Thistlethwaite.

Farm Income Opportunities News Items
Farmer's Market to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits - Teton Valley News
9/21/2017 2:12:51 PM
Teton Valley News Farmer's Market to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits Teton Valley News In fact, one in nine Idahoans are also eligible for SNAP benefits. We are hopeful that this program will help increase healthy food access for low- income individuals, expand our market's customer base, as well as support local farmers and ranchers.” ... and more »

How Trump's Immigration Crackdown Threatens The Dairy Boom In Idaho - Boise State Public Radio
9/20/2017 10:06:20 AM
Boise State Public Radio How Trump's Immigration Crackdown Threatens The Dairy Boom In Idaho Boise State Public Radio Howell has to weigh that potential income gain against the potential income loss from the dairy farmers who claim that just the specter of deportation has scared away their workers. “Jerome's economic driver is the dairies,” ... It's dirty work . “The ...

'Good Neighbor Authority' brings IDL a new mission: More active management of fed forests - The Spokesman-Review (blog)
9/19/2017 6:57:00 PM
'Good Neighbor Authority' brings IDL a new mission: More active management of fed forests The Spokesman-Review (blog) Idaho has been seeing success with using the “Good Neighbor Authority” it was granted under the 2014 federal Farm Bill to partner with the U.S. Forest Service and increase active management and timber harvests on national forests in the state – and it ... and more »

Idaho rancher exaggerates ag's economic importance - Idaho State Journal
9/17/2017 6:11:31 AM
Idaho State Journal Idaho rancher exaggerates ag's economic importance Idaho State Journal Mr. Andrus also asserts that Ag contributes to 14 percent of the jobs in Idaho . However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ag only contributes to 4.1 of all full and part time jobs in Idaho . Idaho Non- farm employment accounts for 95.9 ...

Idaho farm income estimates closely match USDA numbers - Capital Press
9/13/2017 11:23:34 AM
Capital Press Idaho farm income estimates closely match USDA numbers Capital Press An annual estimate of total Idaho farm cash receipts and net farm income that is used to help set state budgets was remarkably close to USDA's official numbers this year. The estimates by University of Idaho agricultural economists were made more than ...

Idaho farmers lead the West in per capita farm receipts - Capital Press
9/12/2017 11:40:42 AM
Capital Press Idaho farmers lead the West in per capita farm receipts Capital Press 3 spot among the 11 Western states for total farm gate receipts last year, behind California and Washington. But Idaho was unchallenged when it comes to farm cash receipts on a per capita basis, generating far more farm income per person than any other ...

Couple earns $51600. His long-term care takes ... - Idaho Statesman - Idaho Statesman
8/27/2017 1:21:25 AM
Idaho Statesman Couple earns $51600. His long-term care takes ... - Idaho Statesman Idaho Statesman Betsy and David Winkler represent the intersection of two Gem State demographic trends. Idaho's population is graying faster than the nation as a whole. and more »

Farm Resources News Items
Education news from around Idaho - Idaho EdNews
2/3/2017 11:11:13 AM
Idaho EdNews Education news from around Idaho Idaho EdNews She worked for the district for more than 10 years. Prior to joining the district, Westfall was the public information officer for the SDE from January 1998 to July 2006. From September 1987 to December 1997, she worked as a reporter and editor for the ... and more »

Pet Talk: As backyard chickens increase in popularity, roosters' fate is nothing to crow about - OregonLive.com
1/19/2010 3:40:37 AM
OregonLive.com Pet Talk: As backyard chickens increase in popularity, roosters' fate is nothing to crow about OregonLive.com Angie Dunlap of Dunlap Hatchery in Caldwell, Idaho , said the company runs weekly specials on cockerels and sells most as meat birds. Gene Bunting, owner of Lazy 54 Farm in Hubbard, said that while some of his cockerels go to people in rural areas ...

Organic Certification News Items
Biodynamic: A different kind of farming - Capital Press
8/17/2017 12:22:54 PM
Capital Press Biodynamic: A different kind of farming Capital Press Ken Michael and Erika Eschholz lead a tour of their Teton Full Circle Farm, a certified biodynamic produce farm in Victor, Idaho . Biodynamic farming is a closed-loop system that requires farm inputs to be produced on the same ... Though recreational ...