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Smart Ag

Our vision at Smart Ag is to become the autonomous farming platform of choice in a driverless future.

In our opinion, the smartest way to solve the huge worldwide challenge of feeding a fast growing population is to empower farmers to complete operations faster, more consistently and with less labor than ever before, we believe they can unlock the potential of the land better than anyone else. With the correct tools, technology and knowledge, farmers can do the seemingly impossible.

Our goal is to give farmers the technology to operate smarter and eliminate the choice between what is best for their farm and constraints like available labor, brands of equipment or the cost of larger machinery. That is why our first product AutoCart can be used with an operator in the grain cart tractor or autonomously and will be compatible with any brand of equipment.

Contact Us

2710 S. Loop Drive

Ames, IA 50010

(515) 599-0346 • info@smart-ag.com

 

Agrilyst Inc.

Agrilyst is a web-based software platform that helps indoor farms manage their crops and gain data-driven insights to make more profitable production decisions.

Run your farm optimally at all times. With Agrilyst, you can create quick and easy seeding plans from templates for each of your crops. Built for indoor operations, templates make it simple to schedule cut-and-come again varieties, partial harvests, vine harvests, and more. Seeding plans sync automatically with tasks so everyone in your facility knows what to do every day.

Contact Information

Address:

68 Jay St., Suite 201

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:

(646) 878-6840

Email:

info@agrilyst.com

 

How to receive conservation assistance from NRCS
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Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? NRCS offers technical and financial assistance to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.

 

Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Are you a retiring farmer, looking for someone to take over? Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers.

 

Small Farms and Woodlots
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Learn about how woodlots of today provide much more for their owners, including income from selling wood and nonwood products, forest-based income opportunities such as lease hunting and recreation, solitude and escape from emotional pressures and stress of modern living and working, and simply the pride of owning and caring for the land.

 

Getting Started in Farming
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This guide was published in NIFA's Small Farm Digest designed for people considering starting up as begining farmers and ranchers.  Provides information on the opportinities and challenges of farming, land ownership, links to programs and resources to help get you started.

 

New Farmers Website

An 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 new farmers site 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.

 

National Young Farmers' Coalition

The National Young Farmers' Coalition represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success across the country. NYFC supports practices and policies that will sustain young, independent, and prosperous farmers now and in the future through supporting independent family farms, sustainable farming pracices , affordable land for farmers, fair labor practices, farmer-to-farmer training, farmers of every ender, race and sexual orientaion, and cooperation and friendship between all farmers. Click Here.

 

National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization FFA is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. It is one of the three components of agricultural education.  

The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.

Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Local Dirt

Buy, sell and find local food with Local Dirt. How it works, buyers can search and source local food in their area with the added convenience of online ordering. Sellers can easily find new buyers and sell their products online. Local Dirt will even automate your invoicing and track your inventory. Farmer markets, buying clubs and co-ops can automate ordering, inventory, price sheets and invoicing. Click Here!

 

goCrop

Take farming further with goCrop™

goCrop uses integrated web and mobile applications to help farmers plan, analyze and report nutrient management practices with streamlined speed. Designed by farmers who understand the virtue of efficiency, goCrop keeps you focused on farming.

The app is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Learn more

 

Fieldprint Calculator

The Fieldprint Calculator is a free online tool for growers to voluntarily and securely analyze how their management choices impact natural resources and operational efficiency. Field To Market has developed the Calculator as an easy way to find out how your current land use, energy use, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil loss compare with state and national averages.

 

 

 

 

Farmland Information Center (FIC)

 

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book contains a catalog of Agribusinesses as well as Regional, State, Local Listings of Agri-Bureaus, Agencies, Associations and Organizations (Government and Private Sectors). Click here.

 

COMET-FARM™

COMET-FARM™ is a  whole farm and ranch carbon and greenhouse gas accounting system.  The tool guides you through describing your farm and ranch management practices including alternative future management scenarios. Once complete, a report is generated comparing the carbon changes and greenhouse gas emissions between your current management practices and future scenarios.

 

Best Tree Finder

The Arbor Day Foundation has created a tool that helps you find the best tree for your area. Just answer a few quick questions as to what you are looking for and the environment that you are in and the Tree-Finder will give you a list of suggested species. Click here.

 

Annie's Project

Annie's Project offers a variety of extension classes across the country that educate farm women on risk management. The classes empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Click here to see courses offered in your state.

 

Agricultural Marketing Resource Center (AgMRC)

The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. The site works to provide unbiased, science-based marketing information for U.S. farmers and ranchers. There is information related to commodities and products, market and industry trends, business creation and operation, research results and value-added resources.

This site is an on-going project of the Iowa State University and partially funded by USDA Rural Development. Click here. 
 

 

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.& ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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).

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Show Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals (327)
There are 327 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Beginning Farmer Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Conservation Districts
Ada Soil and Water Conservation District
Josie Erskine - District Manager - Boise, ID
Adams Soil & Water Conservation District
Beverly Clagg - Administrative Assistant - Council, ID
Balanced Rock Soil and Water Conservation District
Chris Simons - District Administrator - Twin Falls, ID
Bruneau River Soil Conservation District
Barb Foust - Administrative Assistant - Bruneau, ID
Canyon Soil Conservation District
Lori Kent - Administrative Assistant - Caldwell, ID
Elmore Soil and Water Conservation District
- Mountain Home, ID
Gem Soil and Water Conservation District
Sheryl Stelling - Administrative Assistant - Emmett, ID
Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts
Benjamin Kelly - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Owyhee Soil and Water Conservation District
Debbie Abel - Administrative Assistant - Marsing, ID
Payette Soil and Water Conservation District
Johna Gabiola - Administrative Assistant - Payette, ID
Squaw Creek Soil Conservation District
Sheryl Stelling - Administrative Assistant - Emmett, ID
Valley Soil and Water Conservation District
Durena Farr - Administrative Assistant - Cascade, ID
Weiser River Soil Conservation District
Vicki Lukehart - Office Manager - Weiser, ID
Conservation Groups and Associations
Access Fund
Jim Chase - Operations Director - Boulder, CO
Ada County Highway District Commuteride
Nicole Stern - Outreach Staff - Boise, ID
Agrarian Trust
Ian McSweeney - Director - Weare, NH
AGree
- Transforming Food & Ag Policy - Washington, DC
American Agri-Women
- Colchester, VT
American Forest Foundation
- Washington, DC
American Forests
Eric Sprague - Director of Forest Conservation - Washington, DC
American Friends of Canadian Land Trusts
Sandra Tassel - Program Coordinator - Bellingham, WA
American Hiking Society
- Silver Spring, MD
American Tree Farm System
Paul DeLong - Senior Vice President, ATFS & Conservation - Washington, DC
Arbor Day Foundation
- Nebraska City, NE
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Washington, DC
Bat Conservation International
- Austin, TX
Biobased Maine
- Portland, ME
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
- Brighton, CO
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - New Brunswick Chapter
Roberta Clowater - Executive Director - Fredericton, NB
Center for Large Landscape Conservation
- 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
- Sheffield, MA
EcoResults!
- Flagstaff, AZ
Equine Land Conservation Resource
Denise O’Meara, PLA - Director of Education - Lexington, KY
Family Farm Alliance
Dan Keppen - Executive Director - Klamath Falls, OR
Forest Landowners Association
Scott P. Jones - Chief Executive Office - Atlanta, GA
Forest Stewards Guild
Zander Evans - Executive Director - Madison, WI
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 Cattle Association
Whitley Reece - Communications Director - Boise, ID
Idaho Conservation League
Rick Johnson - Executive Director - Sandpoint, ID
Idaho Council of Trout Unlimited
Ed Northen - President ­ - Hailey, 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
- Salt Lake City, UT
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, VA
National Association of State Foresters
- 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 Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Jeremy Emmi - Managing Director - Washington, DC
National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Washington, DC
National Wild Turkey Federation
- Edgefield, SC
National Wildlife Federation
- Reston, VA
Nature Conservancy, Idaho
Nancie Lange - Operations Assistant - Hailey, ID
NatureServe
Mary Klein - President & CEO - Arlington, VA
Northwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
- Logan, UT
Partners for Conservation
Steve Jester - Executive Director - Pueblo, CO
Pheasants Forever
- St Paul, MN
Pinchot Institute for Conservation
V. Alaric Sample - President - Washington, DC
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
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
- Washington, DC
Reed Gillespie-Central Idaho 563-Trout Unlimited
Leslie Freeman - President - Donnelly, ID
RiversEdge West
- Grand Junction, CO
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
Savory Institute
- Boulder, CO
Soil and Water Conservation Society
- Ankeny, IA
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
Tax Credit Connection, Inc.
Ariel Steele, Owner - Longmont, CO
Ted Trueblood Chapter-Trout Unlimited
Darryl Kuhrt - President - Boise, ID
Terrafirma RRG LLC
Jeremy Johnston - Account Administrator, Marsh Captive Solutions - Burlington, VT
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 Garden Conservancy
- Cold Spring, NY
The Habitat Institute
Tom O'Neil - Director - Corvallis, OR
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 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
Weiser River Cattle Association
- Cambridge, ID
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
Boise-Gem County Extension Office
- Emmett, ID
IDAH2O Master Water Stewards
Jim Ekins - Program Coordinator - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Payette County Cooperative Extension Office
- Payette, ID
University of Idaho Extension
Barbara Petty - Interim Director - Moscow, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Adams County
- Council, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Canyon County
- Caldwell, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Elmore County
Dr. Mir M Seyedbagheri - Professor/Soil Agronomist - Mountain Home, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Owyhee County
- Marsing, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Valley County
- Cascade, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Washington County
- Weiser, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Ada County
- Boise, ID
University of Idaho Extension, District II
- Caldwell, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Gem County
- Emmett, ID
Federal And State Agency Landowner Specialists
Gregg Servheen
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Wildlife Program Coordinator - Boise, ID
Hayden Boll
SGI Strategic Watershed Action Team - Farm Bill Biologist - Mountain Home, ID
Jim Fincher
Branch Chief of Lands, Minerals and Water Rights - BLM - Boise, ID
Sal Palazzolo
Sal Palazzolo - Private Lands/Farm Bill Program Manager - Boise, ID
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
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
Boise Fire Department
Wildfire Mitigation - Boise, ID
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 Environmental Quality Boise Region
Aaron Scheff - Regional 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 Governor's Office of Species Conservation
Dustin Miller - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho Governor’s Office of Energy Resources
John Chatburn - Administrator - Boise, ID
Idaho NRCS State Office
Curtis Elke - State Conservationist - 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
- 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
USDA Rural Development - Idaho Office
- Boise, ID
Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
- Cheyenne, WY
Western Governors’ Association
James Ogsbury - Executive Director - Denver, CO
Irrigation Suppliers and Contractors
A to Z Sprinklers and Landscape
Ken Cumpton - Boise, ID
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
Alpha Landscape & Property Maintenance
Sue Patterson - Cascade, ID
Blue Ribbon Landscape & Maintenance
Hans Ellis - President and Operations Manager - Nampa, ID
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Cutting Edge Landscape
Bob Wheeler - Boise, ID
Flutterby Gardens Landscaping, LLC
Elisa Clark - Boise, ID
High Mountain Nursery
Kevin and Julie Grove - McCall, 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
Pro Care Landscape Services
Kevin Allen - General Manager - Boise, ID
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
Fox Land Surveys, Inc.
- Boise, ID
Harper-Leavitt Engineering, Inc.
Kim H. Leavitt, PLS - President - Idaho Falls, ID
Land Solutions Land Surveying and Consulting
- Meridian, ID
Marks Land Surveying, Inc.
- Boise, ID
Mason and Stanfield Inc
William J. Mason, PE - Nampa, ID
McKeegan Associates Inc
Matt McKeegan - Salmon, ID
Resource Conservation and Development Councils
Idaho Resource Conservation and Development Association
Kimber Ricks - President - St. Anthony, ID
Southwest Idaho RC&D Council
Leslie Jayo - President - Meridian, ID
Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition
Beth Baird - Environmental Program Coordinator, City of Boise Public Works - Boise, ID
West Central Highlands RC&D
Sharon Pratt - Executive Director - Emmett, ID
Rural-Farmer, Rancher, and Fishery Cooperatives
Ada County Farm Bureau
Don Sonke - President - Meridian, ID
Canyon County Farm Bureau
Roger Batt, Executive Director - Association Management Group - Caldwell, ID
Idaho Farm Bureau Federation
Rick D. Keller - Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer - Pocatello, ID
Idaho Wool Growers Association
Barry Duelke - President - Boise, ID
Parma Wool Pool, Inc.
Frank Howery - Parma, ID
Rocky Mountain Sheep Marketing Association
Stanley T. Boyd - General Manager - Boise, ID
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
Snake River Sugar Company
- Boise, 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
Chad Dickinson
Treasure Valley Beekeeppeers' Club - Past President - 'Booted' Drone - Boise, ID
CT Biological Weed and Brush Control Inc.
Tim Lindquist - Owner - Wilder, ID
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
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc.
- 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
Division of Plant Industries - 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 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
- 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
Idaho's Nonpoint Source Management Program
Dave Pisarski - Program Coordinator - Boise, ID
ISDA's Noxious Weed Cost Share Program
- Boise, ID
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
Wildlife Tracts - Idaho
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Nampa, 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
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
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)
USDA 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
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - 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
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - Beltsville, MD
Pullman Plant Materials Center
Allen Casey - 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
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
Denis Ebodaghe - 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
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Idaho SARE
Cinda Williams - State SARE co-Coordinator - Moscow, ID
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
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - 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

   
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Agrilyst Inc.

Agrilyst is a web-based software platform that helps indoor farms manage their crops and gain data-driven insights to make more profitable production decisions.

Run your farm optimally at all times. With Agrilyst, you can create quick and easy seeding plans from templates for each of your crops. Built for indoor operations, templates make it simple to schedule cut-and-come again varieties, partial harvests, vine harvests, and more. Seeding plans sync automatically with tasks so everyone in your facility knows what to do every day.

Contact Information

Address:

68 Jay St., Suite 201

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:

(646) 878-6840

Email:

info@agrilyst.com

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Grasslands Beneficial Management Practices Tool

 

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.& ...

 

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.& ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.& ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Your Land & You – Idaho Guidelines
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Booklet provides landowners with practical information and ideas to help manage and enhance natural resources on their property.

 

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.

 

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

 

Idaho Agricultural Best Management Practices - Field Guide for Evaluating BMP Effectiveness
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This field guide provides guidelines for evaluating site specific BMPs and the cumulative effects of BMPs within a watershed. 

 

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.& ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Center Pivot Irrigation for Corn - Water Management and System Design Considerations in Southern Idaho
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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.

 

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.

 

Irrigation Systems for Idaho Agriculture
By:

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

Watering Facilities for Managed Grazing Systems
By:

 

Drainage Ditch Research Reveals Opportunities for Cleaning Up Runoff
By:

 Vegetated drainage ditches can help clean up runoff water.

 

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

 

Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard
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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

   
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Local Dirt

Buy, sell and find local food with Local Dirt. How it works, buyers can search and source local food in their area with the added convenience of online ordering. Sellers can easily find new buyers and sell their products online. Local Dirt will even automate your invoicing and track your inventory. Farmer markets, buying clubs and co-ops can automate ordering, inventory, price sheets and invoicing. Click Here!

 

Harvest To Hand

Are you looking for a local harvest festival, farmers market, pick-your-own, locally made products or family-friendly farms? Harvest to Hand is a smartphone app here to help promote a sustainable way of life for local agriculture across the United States (available for iPhone® and Android™ mobile devices). Consumers have easy access to fresh farm products, events and home-spun goods right at their fingertips through our free Harvest to Hand app. Click here to explore the app online. 

 

Grassroots Guide to Federal Farm and Food Programs

 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Carbon Sequestration on Idaho Agriculture and Forest Lands
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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 ...

 

Guide to Environmental Markets for Farmers and Ranchers
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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.

 

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.

 

Selling at Farmers Markets
By:

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 »

 

 

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There are 282 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Income Opportunities Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Agritourism
3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
- Eagle, ID
Idaho Honey Bee
Frank Grover - Boise, ID
Conservation Credit Markets
Blue Source
Jessica Stalberger - Office Manager - Murray, UT
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
Ecosystem Services Market Consortium
Debbie Reed - Executive Director - Falls Church, VA
EP Carbon
Zach Barbane - Director, Projects and Operations - Berkeley, CA
Forest Carbon Fund
- Berkeley, CA
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
TerraCarbon LLC
- Peoria, IL
Conservation Districts
Ada Soil and Water Conservation District
Josie Erskine - District Manager - Boise, ID
Adams Soil & Water Conservation District
Beverly Clagg - Administrative Assistant - Council, ID
Balanced Rock Soil and Water Conservation District
Chris Simons - District Administrator - Twin Falls, ID
Bruneau River Soil Conservation District
Barb Foust - Administrative Assistant - Bruneau, ID
Canyon Soil Conservation District
Lori Kent - Administrative Assistant - Caldwell, ID
Elmore Soil and Water Conservation District
- Mountain Home, ID
Gem Soil and Water Conservation District
Sheryl Stelling - Administrative Assistant - Emmett, ID
Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts
Benjamin Kelly - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Owyhee Soil and Water Conservation District
Debbie Abel - Administrative Assistant - Marsing, ID
Payette Soil and Water Conservation District
Johna Gabiola - Administrative Assistant - Payette, ID
Squaw Creek Soil Conservation District
Sheryl Stelling - Administrative Assistant - Emmett, ID
Valley Soil and Water Conservation District
Durena Farr - Administrative Assistant - Cascade, ID
Weiser River Soil Conservation District
Vicki Lukehart - Office Manager - Weiser, ID
Cooperative Extension
Boise-Gem County Extension Office
- Emmett, ID
IDAH2O Master Water Stewards
Jim Ekins - Program Coordinator - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Payette County Cooperative Extension Office
- Payette, ID
University of Idaho Extension
Barbara Petty - Interim Director - Moscow, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Adams County
- Council, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Canyon County
- Caldwell, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Elmore County
Dr. Mir M Seyedbagheri - Professor/Soil Agronomist - Mountain Home, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Owyhee County
- Marsing, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Valley County
- Cascade, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Washington County
- Weiser, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Ada County
- Boise, ID
University of Idaho Extension, District II
- Caldwell, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Gem County
- Emmett, ID
Department of Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service Programs
Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force
Dr. Susan Pasko - Executive Secretary, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Falls Church, 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
Karen Prentice - Acting Coordinator - Sacramento, CA
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
MultiState Conservation Grant Program
- Washington, DC, 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
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
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
Working Lands for Wildlife
USDA - NRCS - Washington, DC
Ecotourism
4D Longhorn Guest Ranch
- Cascade, ID
7 Devils Lodge & Ranch
D.R. and Teddi Bledsoe - Council, ID
Barker River Trips
- McCall, ID
Bruneau Dunes State Park
- Mountain Home, ID
Bureau of Land Management - Idaho
Tim Murphy - State Director - Boise, ID
Eagle Island State Park
- Eagle, ID
Hansen Guest Ranch
Tom Walsh - Swan Valley, ID
Harriman State Park
- Island Park, ID
Henry's Fork Lodge
Nelson Ishiyama - 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
Lake Cascade State Park
- Cascade, ID
Lucky Peak State Park
- Boise, ID
Morrison Knudsen Nature Center
Dave Cannamela - Nature Center Superintendent - Boise, ID
Ponderosa State Park
- McCall, ID
South Fork Lodge
- Swan Valley, ID
Three Island Crossing State Park
- Glenns Ferry, ID
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Bates Land Consortium, Inc.
- Salt Lake City, UT
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
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
Go Native Tree Farm
John Rosenfeld - Owner - Lancaster, PA
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
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
Food Hubs and Farmers Markets
Beef Counts
- Boise, ID
Boise Farmers Market
- Boise, ID
Caldwell Farmers Market
- Caldwell, ID
Capital City Public Market
- Boise, ID
Eagle Saturday Market
- Eagle, ID
Idaho's Bounty Co-Op
- Garden City, ID
Kuna Farmers Market
- Kuna, ID
Meridian Farmers Market and Bazaar
- Boise, ID
Meridian Main Street Market
- Meridian, ID
Middleton Farmers Market
- Middleton, ID
Nampa Farmers Market
- Nampa, ID
Payette Farmers Market
- Payette, ID
The Idaho Foodbank
Karen Vauk - President & CEO - Boise, ID
Valley of Plenty Farmers Market
- Emmett, ID
Grant Programs
Acorn Foundation
- Oakland, CA
Acres for America
Thomas E. Kelsch - Vice President, Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund - Washington, DC
BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants
Alanna Keating - Alexandria, VA
Boise Foothills and Open Space Program
Sara Arkle - Foothills and Open Space Manager - Boise, ID
Bring Back the Natives
Kirstin Neff, Ph.D. - Manager, Southwest Rivers Program - Portland, OR
Celebrate Urban Birds
Cornell Lab of Ornithology - Ithaca, NY
Clean Trail Grant Program
Leah Leitch - Grant Outreach - ExtremeTerrain.com - Malvern, PA
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 - Eric Forward - 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
FACT's Fund-a-Farmer Grants
Food Animal Concerns Trust - Chicago, IL
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
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
SFI Conservation and Community Partnerships Grant Program
Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. - 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
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
Idaho Resource Conservation and Development Association
Kimber Ricks - President - St. Anthony, ID
Southwest Idaho RC&D Council
Leslie Jayo - President - Meridian, ID
Treasure Valley Clean Cities Coalition
Beth Baird - Environmental Program Coordinator, City of Boise Public Works - Boise, ID
West Central Highlands RC&D
Sharon Pratt - Executive Director - Emmett, ID
Small Farm Resources
Big D Ranch, Inc.
Richard Durrant - General Manager - Meridian, ID
Chad Dickinson
Treasure Valley Beekeeppeers' Club - Past President - 'Booted' Drone - Boise, ID
CT Biological Weed and Brush Control Inc.
Tim Lindquist - Owner - Wilder, ID
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
Ranch Management Consultants, Inc.
- 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
Division of Plant Industries - 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 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
- 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
Idaho's Nonpoint Source Management Program
Dave Pisarski - Program Coordinator - Boise, ID
ISDA's Noxious Weed Cost Share Program
- Boise, ID
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
Wildlife Tracts - Idaho
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Nampa, ID
Sustainable Ag / Community Supported Agriculture
Agri Beef Co.
Robert Rebholtz, Jr. - President, CEO - Boise, ID
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
Chad Dickinson
Treasure Valley Beekeeppeers' Club - Past President - 'Booted' Drone - Boise, ID
Green Works Idaho
Bruce Poe - Board President - Boise, ID
Idaho Cattle Association
Whitley Reece - Communications Director - 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
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
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)
USDA 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
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - 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
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - Beltsville, MD
Pullman Plant Materials Center
Allen Casey - 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
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
Denis Ebodaghe - 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
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Idaho SARE
Cinda Williams - State SARE co-Coordinator - Moscow, ID
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
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT

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Smart Ag

Our vision at Smart Ag is to become the autonomous farming platform of choice in a driverless future.

In our opinion, the smartest way to solve the huge worldwide challenge of feeding a fast growing population is to empower farmers to complete operations faster, more consistently and with less labor than ever before, we believe they can unlock the potential of the land better than anyone else. With the correct tools, technology and knowledge, farmers can do the seemingly impossible.

Our goal is to give farmers the technology to operate smarter and eliminate the choice between what is best for their farm and constraints like available labor, brands of equipment or the cost of larger machinery. That is why our first product AutoCart can be used with an operator in the grain cart tractor or autonomously and will be compatible with any brand of equipment.

Contact Us

2710 S. Loop Drive

Ames, IA 50010

(515) 599-0346 • info@smart-ag.com

 

Agrilyst Inc.

Agrilyst is a web-based software platform that helps indoor farms manage their crops and gain data-driven insights to make more profitable production decisions.

Run your farm optimally at all times. With Agrilyst, you can create quick and easy seeding plans from templates for each of your crops. Built for indoor operations, templates make it simple to schedule cut-and-come again varieties, partial harvests, vine harvests, and more. Seeding plans sync automatically with tasks so everyone in your facility knows what to do every day.

Contact Information

Address:

68 Jay St., Suite 201

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone:

(646) 878-6840

Email:

info@agrilyst.com

 

How to receive conservation assistance from NRCS
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Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? NRCS offers technical and financial assistance to help farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.

 

Connecting retiring landowners and beginning farmers to keep agriculture alive
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Are you a retiring farmer, looking for someone to take over? Land Link is a valuable program that connects beginning farmers with retiring landowners to faciliate farm transfers.

 

Mix My Sprayer for iOS and Android

Clemson University developed Mix My Sprayer to aid with quick, accurate calculations of product mixes to be applied with spraying equipment. Users can create custom lists of favorite products by category. Simply add or select a product, insert values in each input box, and the app automatically calculates the amount of product to include in the user-defined mix size. Units for each input can be customized by tapping the unit buttons. Products are saved with the user settings last used.

This free mobile smartphone app is designed for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices. Click here to download.

 

Forage Information System

The Forage Information System, provided by Oregon State University is a resource for forage-related topics, including Extension, research, and teaching.

 

Geospatial Data Gateway

The Geospatial Data Gateway (GDG) provides access to a map library of over 100 high resolution vector and raster layers in the Geospatial Data Warehouse. It is the One Stop Source for environmental and natural resources data, at any time, from anywhere, to anyone. It allows you to choose your area of interest, browse and select data, customize the format, then review and download. 

This service is made available through a close partnership between the three Service Center Agencies (SCA); Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD).

 

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.

 

goCrop

Take farming further with goCrop™

goCrop uses integrated web and mobile applications to help farmers plan, analyze and report nutrient management practices with streamlined speed. Designed by farmers who understand the virtue of efficiency, goCrop keeps you focused on farming.

The app is available for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Learn more

 

Fieldprint Calculator

The Fieldprint Calculator is a free online tool for growers to voluntarily and securely analyze how their management choices impact natural resources and operational efficiency. Field To Market has developed the Calculator as an easy way to find out how your current land use, energy use, water use, greenhouse gas emissions, and soil loss compare with state and national averages.

 

 

 

 

Farmland Information Center (FIC)

 

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book

Farm and Dairy Agri-Book contains a catalog of Agribusinesses as well as Regional, State, Local Listings of Agri-Bureaus, Agencies, Associations and Organizations (Government and Private Sectors). Click here.

 

Driftwatch - a tool to help protect pesticide-sensitive crops and habitats

Driftwatch™ is a tool to help protect pesticide-sensitive crops and habitats in Nebraska. Managers of ecologically sensitive areas and owners of commercial fields and apiaries may register. The Driftwatch™ registry is intended for commercial sites that are at least a half-acre in Indiana Minnesota Michigan Illinois Wisconsin Montana Nebraska Colorado Missouri It is not intended for homeowners.

Driftwatch™ was designed by staff from the Purdue University Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Agricultural Communications departments with input and support from Purdue University Cooperative Extension Specialists.

The Driftwatch site is meant to help pesticide applicators, specialty crop growers, and stewards of at-risk habitats in Nebraska communicate more effectively to protect pesticide-sensitive areas. The DriftWatch map is designed to display sensitive commercial agricultural areas. Driftwatch is not intended to be a registry for homeowners or sites less than half an acre.

This site features an easy-to-use Google Maps™ interface that clearly shows applicators the locations of registered areas so they can take the appropriate precautions before they spray. It's important to remember that the lines on the maps are not property lines; they merely indicate approximate positions of sensitive lands submitted to us. Sensitive crop areas registered on this site include beehives, certified organic crops, fruits, grapes, nursery crops, pumpkins, melons, tomatoes, and vegetables.

 

Annie's Project

Annie's Project offers a variety of extension classes across the country that educate farm women on risk management. The classes empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information. Click here to see courses offered in your state.

 

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.& ...

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

Show Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals (287)
There are 287 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Farm Resources Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Agronomists and Crop Advisers
American Grazing Lands Services LLC
Jim & Dawn Gerrish - May, ID
Conservation Districts
Ada Soil and Water Conservation District
Josie Erskine - District Manager - Boise, ID
Adams Soil & Water Conservation District
Beverly Clagg - Administrative Assistant - Council, ID
Balanced Rock Soil and Water Conservation District
Chris Simons - District Administrator - Twin Falls, ID
Bruneau River Soil Conservation District
Barb Foust - Administrative Assistant - Bruneau, ID
Canyon Soil Conservation District
Lori Kent - Administrative Assistant - Caldwell, ID
Elmore Soil and Water Conservation District
- Mountain Home, ID
Gem Soil and Water Conservation District
Sheryl Stelling - Administrative Assistant - Emmett, ID
Idaho Association of Soil Conservation Districts
Benjamin Kelly - Executive Director - Meridian, ID
Owyhee Soil and Water Conservation District
Debbie Abel - Administrative Assistant - Marsing, ID
Payette Soil and Water Conservation District
Johna Gabiola - Administrative Assistant - Payette, ID
Squaw Creek Soil Conservation District
Sheryl Stelling - Administrative Assistant - Emmett, ID
Valley Soil and Water Conservation District
Durena Farr - Administrative Assistant - Cascade, ID
Weiser River Soil Conservation District
Vicki Lukehart - Office Manager - Weiser, ID
Cooperative Extension
Boise-Gem County Extension Office
- Emmett, ID
IDAH2O Master Water Stewards
Jim Ekins - Program Coordinator - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Payette County Cooperative Extension Office
- Payette, ID
University of Idaho Extension
Barbara Petty - Interim Director - Moscow, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Adams County
- Council, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Canyon County
- Caldwell, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Elmore County
Dr. Mir M Seyedbagheri - Professor/Soil Agronomist - Mountain Home, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Owyhee County
- Marsing, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Valley County
- Cascade, ID
University of Idaho Extension - Washington County
- Weiser, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Ada County
- Boise, ID
University of Idaho Extension, District II
- Caldwell, ID
University of Idaho Extension, Gem County
- Emmett, 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
Conservis
- Minneapolis, MN
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.
- Nampa, ID
Valley Pump & Equipment Company, Inc.
- Emmett, ID
Farm Ranch And Forest Retailers
Bates Land Consortium, Inc.
- Salt Lake City, UT
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
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
Go Native Tree Farm
John Rosenfeld - Owner - Lancaster, PA
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
San Pedro Land & Cattle CO
Chase Currie - CARRIZO SPRINGS, TX
The Molpus Woodlands Group, LLC
- Jackson, MS
Federal and State Tax Incentives and Programs
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
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
A to Z Sprinklers and Landscape
Ken Cumpton - Boise, ID
Agri Drain
Charlie Schafer - President - Adair, IA
Alpha Landscape & Property Maintenance
Sue Patterson - Cascade, ID
Blue Ribbon Landscape & Maintenance
Hans Ellis - President and Operations Manager - Nampa, ID
BountiGel
mOasis Inc - Union City, CA
Cutting Edge Landscape
Bob Wheeler - Boise, ID
Flutterby Gardens Landscaping, LLC
Elisa Clark - Boise, ID
High Mountain Nursery
Kevin and Julie Grove - McCall, 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
Pro Care Landscape Services
Kevin Allen - General Manager - Boise, ID
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
GIS Training & Research Center
Keith Weber - Director - Pocatello, ID
Harper-Leavitt Engineering, Inc.
Kim H. Leavitt, PLS - President - Idaho Falls, ID
James Michael Scott, PhD
University of Idaho - Professor and Research Scientist - Moscow, ID
Land Solutions Land Surveying and Consulting
- Meridian, ID
Marks Land Surveying, Inc.
- Boise, ID
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
Sage Soil Resources, LLC
Shari Meeks - Rangeland Ecologist/Soil Scientist - Jackson, WY
Steve Prochnau
Prochnau Forest Consultants, LLC - Owner/President - Olympia, WA
The Habitat Institute
Tom O'Neil - Director - Corvallis, OR
Mediators
Design Workshop
Anna Laybourn - Principal - Aspen, CO
Larry C. Hunter
Moffatt Thomas - Boise, ID
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
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
Joe Hinson
Northwest Natural Resource Group, LLC - Forester - Weiser, ID
Mark Corrao
Northwest Management Inc. - Moscow, ID
Mason, Bruce & Girard, Inc.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
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
- 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
Creative Land And Wildlife Solutions, LLC
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
Deep South Growers
- Douglas, GA
Dwight Stansel Farm Nursery
- Wellborn, FL
Elberta Forest Tree Nursery
Rayonier Inc. - Elberta, AL
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
- Winslow, ME
Norman A Berg National Plant Materials Center
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - Beltsville, MD
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
Pullman Plant Materials Center
Allen Casey - 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
- Moscow, ID
Utah Seed
Orson Boyce - Tremonton, UT
Wildflower Farm
- Coldwater, ON
Willard Bay Gardens, LLC
- Willard, UT
Soil / Water Testing Labs
DBSA Soil Testing & Research Laboratory
Joleen Hines - Laboratory Manager - Albuquerque, NM
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
TPS Lab
- Edinburg, 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
Division of Plant Industries - 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 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
- 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
Idaho's Nonpoint Source Management Program
Dave Pisarski - Program Coordinator - Boise, ID
ISDA's Noxious Weed Cost Share Program
- Boise, ID
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
Wildlife Tracts - Idaho
Idaho Department of Fish and Game - Nampa, 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
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
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)
USDA 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
Monti Golla - National GLC Executive Director - 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
David Kidwell-Slak - PMC Manager - Beltsville, MD
Pullman Plant Materials Center
Allen Casey - 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
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
Denis Ebodaghe - 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
Food Linc
Jim Barham - USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
Idaho SARE
Cinda Williams - State SARE co-Coordinator - Moscow, ID
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
The Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Business and Cooperative Programs - National Office, USDA Rural Development - Washington, DC
The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)
USDA Rural Development - Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants - Washington, DC
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
USDA Office of Rural Development
Western SARE
Teryl R. Roper - Regional Coordinator - Logan, UT
Veterinarians - Large Animal
Animal Health Hospital
- Boise, ID
Animal Medical Center of Boise
- Boise, ID
Animal Medical Center of Emmett
- Emmett, ID
Animals R Us
- Boise, ID
Blayney Veterinary Clinic
- Caldwell, ID
Caine Veterinary Teaching Center
Dr. Gordon W. Brumbaugh - Director and Veterinary Scientist - Caldwell, ID
H Bar H Veterinary Clinic
Steve Hardy - Eagle, ID
Idaho Equine Hospital
- Nampa, ID
WestVet
- Garden City, ID
Woodington Veterinary
Dr. Matt Woodington - Eagle, ID
Veterinarians - Small Animal
Ada Animal Hospital
- Boise, ID
Ada Veterinary Hospital
- Boise, ID
All Pet Complex Animal Hospital
- Boise, ID
All Valley Animal Care Center
- Meridian, ID
Animal Healing Center
- Boise, ID
Animal Health Hospital
- Boise, ID
Animal Medical Center of Boise
- Boise, ID
Animal Medical Center of Emmett
- Emmett, ID
Animals R Us
- Boise, ID
Banfield Pet Hospital of Boise
- Boise, ID
Banfield Pet Hospital of Meridian
- Meridian, ID
Bench Animal Hospital
- Boise, ID
Blayney Veterinary Clinic
- Caldwell, ID
Habitat Veterinary Health Center
- Boise, ID
WestVet
- Garden City, ID
Woodington Veterinary
Dr. Matt Woodington - Eagle, ID
Water Districts and Associations
Idaho Ground Water Association
- Boise, ID
Idaho Water Users Association
Norm Semanko - Executive Director and General Counsel - Boise, ID
Mark Snider
United Water Idaho - Public Affairs Officer - Boise, ID
Wildlife / Habitat Specialists
Chad Dickinson
Treasure Valley Beekeeppeers' Club - Past President - 'Booted' Drone - Boise, ID
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 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.
James Schriever - Vice President Geospatial Services - Woodland Park, CO
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
- Littleton, CO

 Organic Certification

   
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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.& ...

 

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.

 

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.

 

Show Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals (38)
There are 38 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Organic Certification Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest 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
USDA National Organic Program
Miles McEvoy - Deputy Administrator - Washington, DC
Organic Products and Services
3 Horse Ranch Vineyards
- Eagle, ID
Beartooth Capital Partners
Robert Keith - Managing Principal and Co-Founder - Bozeman, MT
Big Tree Organic Farms
Susan Cook - Customer Service - Turlock, CA
Certified Naturally Grown
Alice Varon - Executive Director - Brooklyn, NY
Chad Dickinson
Treasure Valley Beekeeppeers' Club - Past President - 'Booted' Drone - Boise, ID
Coulee Region Organic Produce Pool (CROPP)
- La Farge, WI
FarmPlate
Kim Werner - Founder & President - Hanover, NH
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
North End Organic Nursery
- Garden City, ID
Organic Farming Research Foundation
Brise Tencer - Executive Director - Santa Cruz, CA
Osborne Seed Company, LLC
Chris Osborne - Mount Vernon, WA
 

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5/20/2019 10:01:00 AM
Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers    Idaho Statesman Des Moines Register. May 15, 2019. Hundreds of Iowa adults die by suicide annually; increasing minimum wage could help. There are few things sadder than a ...

USDA offers farm loans for underserved, beginning farmers - Idaho County Free Press
11/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
USDA offers farm loans for underserved, beginning farmers    Idaho County Free Press U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Idaho Farm *Service* Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Brian Dansel reminds producers that FSA offers farm ...

Idaho FSA loans to underserved, beginning farmers and ranchers, up in FY 18 - Capital Press
11/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho FSA loans to underserved, beginning farmers and ranchers, up in FY 18    Capital Press Loans to underserved or beginning farmers and ranchers rose in Idaho in the most recent fiscal year, the state's Farm *Service* Agency office reported.

Young producer overcomes limited English proficiency | Southern Idaho Agriculture News | magicvalley.com - Twin Falls Times-News
10/17/2016 3:00:00 AM
Young producer overcomes limited English proficiency | Southern Idaho Agriculture News | magicvalley.com    Twin Falls Times-News When some farmers talk about challenges experienced on their journey to success, they mention financial hardship or weather disasters. Once in a while, ...

Farm Income Opportunities News Items
Republicans defend tax cuts in face of teacher demands - Idaho Statesman
5/21/2019 9:30:00 PM
Republicans defend tax cuts in face of teacher demands    Idaho Statesman Republican lawmakers are defending tax cuts in the budget deal they cut with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey despite demands for an end to further revenue cuts until ...

$9B South Carolina budget passes; state workers get raise - Idaho Statesman
5/21/2019 5:30:00 PM
$9B South Carolina budget passes; state workers get raise    Idaho Statesman Teachers and almost all state workers are getting a raise in South Carolina's $9 billion budget approved by both the House and Senate on Tuesday. The budget ...

Emmett science teacher among 60 STEM Advocates nationwide - Idaho News
5/20/2019 8:13:35 PM
Emmett science teacher among 60 STEM Advocates nationwide    Idaho News WASHINGTON, D. C. (CBS 2) - Emmett High School science teacher Robin Wilson is one of 60 educators nationwide the Society for Science & the Public ...

‘Hippie’ island off Seattle sees shift in low vaccine rate - Idaho Statesman
5/20/2019 3:07:00 PM
‘Hippie’ island off Seattle sees shift in low vaccine rate    Idaho Statesman Vaccine rates are rising on an island off Seattle that's known for resisting mainstream lifestyles.

Virginia town remembers the high price paid on D-Day - Idaho Statesman
5/20/2019 12:02:00 PM
Virginia town remembers the high price paid on D-Day    Idaho Statesman Of all the communities in America, few suffered the losses on D-Day that the small Virginia town of Bedford did: 20 men died in the fighting on June 6, 1944.

China’s pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices - Idaho Statesman
5/20/2019 5:36:00 AM
China’s pig disease outbreak pushes up global pork prices    Idaho Statesman Hong Kong retiree Lee Wai-man loves pork *fresh* from the market but eats a lot less now that the price has jumped as China struggles with a deadly swine ...

Alaska’s fledgling commercial seaweed industry grows - Idaho Statesman
5/19/2019 1:46:00 PM
Alaska’s fledgling commercial seaweed industry grows    Idaho Statesman Alaska's fledgling commercial seaweed industry is growing, with producers excited about this year's harvest.

Trump’s ‘great patriot’ farmers follow him into a trade war - Idaho Statesman
5/19/2019 12:02:00 PM
Trump’s ‘great patriot’ farmers follow him into a trade war    Idaho Statesman While the prolonged trade fight with China has been devastating to an already-struggling agriculture industry, there's little indication Trump is paying a political ...

No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity - Idaho Statesman
5/18/2019 12:13:00 PM
No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity    Idaho Statesman Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa.

Trade war, heavy rains weigh on Deere & Co. - Idaho Statesman
5/17/2019 1:08:00 PM
Trade war, heavy rains weigh on Deere & Co.    Idaho Statesman Deere cuts its expectations for the year as a trade war and heavy rains take their toll.

Nominations sought for new Idaho Wheat Commission member - Capital Press
5/17/2019 12:00:00 PM
Nominations sought for new Idaho Wheat Commission member    Capital Press The Idaho Grain Producers Association is accepting applications for the state Wheat Commission District 5 seat representing the southeastern region.

Bannock County Reclaim Idaho Update and planning Huddle with Luke Mayville - Idaho State Journal
5/16/2019 12:05:00 PM
Bannock County Reclaim Idaho Update and planning Huddle with Luke Mayville    Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — Everyone is invited to a Reclaim Idaho update and planning Huddle on May 23 at 6 p.m. at the Union Tap Room (in the Yellowstone ...

Escalating trade war causing anxiety in America’s heartland - Idaho Statesman
5/14/2019 5:32:00 PM
Escalating trade war causing anxiety in America’s heartland    Idaho Statesman The escalating trade war between the U.S. and China is creating anxiety among rural farmers and bankers.

Avant-garde Ag: Idaho farmers embrace technology - Idaho State Journal
5/14/2019 1:30:00 PM
Avant-garde Ag: Idaho farmers embrace technology    Idaho State Journal The recently released Census of Agriculture shows Idaho farmers are embracing modern technology, from renewable energy systems to the internet.

Hungary stems migrant flow, but issue remains big in EU vote - Idaho Statesman
5/10/2019 4:12:00 AM
Hungary stems migrant flow, but issue remains big in EU vote    Idaho Statesman Hungary has stemmed the flow of migrants into the country compared to 2015, but the issue is still dominating the campaign for the European Parliament ...

Trump puts deal-making credentials to test with China talks - Idaho Statesman
5/8/2019 10:44:00 AM
Trump puts deal-making credentials to test with China talks    Idaho Statesman Trump putting his deal-making persona on the line with trade deals, injecting new risk into his bid for another four years in the White House.

GOP hoping voters open to warnings of Democrats’ socialism - Idaho Statesman
4/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
GOP hoping voters open to warnings of Democrats’ socialism    Idaho Statesman Republicans hope voters will be open to warnings that Democrats want to push the U.S. toward socialism, but interviews with Coloradans show socialism isn't ...

Record budget, notable policy changes in legislative session - Idaho Statesman
4/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Record budget, notable policy changes in legislative session    Idaho Statesman North Dakota lawmakers wrapped up their session with a record $14.7 billion budget spurred by a rebounding economy.

Little: 'I plan to visit and conduct business in every corner of the state' - Idaho Press-Tribune
4/23/2019 3:00:00 AM
Little: 'I plan to visit and conduct business in every corner of the state'    Idaho Press-Tribune After a lunch break, Gov. Brad Little's "Capital for a Day" session in Emmett picked back up at Emmett City Hall, as Little signed a proclamation declaring today to ...

Minnesota farmers pitch ways to offer small dairies relief - Idaho Statesman
4/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Minnesota farmers pitch ways to offer small dairies relief    Idaho Statesman Minnesota farmers are considering ways to prevent the closure of small dairies during a sustained slump in milk prices.

Agroforester harvests berries, mushrooms, honey in woods - Idaho Statesman
4/21/2019 3:00:00 AM
Agroforester harvests berries, mushrooms, honey in woods    Idaho Statesman Agroforester harvests berries, mushrooms, honey in woods.

No hemp farming. Failed liquor license reform. Business leaders grumble at Legislature - Idaho Statesman
4/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
No hemp farming. Failed liquor license reform. Business leaders grumble at Legislature    Idaho Statesman Business-association leaders dislike the 2019 Idaho Legislature's performance. Business didn't get a data-center tax break, hemp farming or liquor-license ...

Concerns were raised about a proposed Garden City farmers market. Here’s what happened - Idaho Statesman
4/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Concerns were raised about a proposed Garden City farmers market. Here’s what happened    Idaho Statesman Boise's Capital City Public Market will operate a Wednesday evening farmers market in Garden City. It will take place between June and October on a lot next to ...

Minnesota farmer’s tearful video underscores industry woes - Idaho Statesman
4/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Minnesota farmer’s tearful video underscores industry woes    Idaho Statesman A Minnesota dairy farmer frustrated by rising financial pressures took to social media to voice his concerns in an emotional video that's been viewed thousands ...

Lagging state tax revenues prompt lawmakers to kill one bill, reconsider another - Idaho Press-Tribune
4/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Lagging state tax revenues prompt lawmakers to kill one bill, reconsider another    Idaho Press-Tribune BOISE — Idaho's state tax revenues came in below forecasts again in March, and now lawmakers are getting worried.

Aligning with federal taxes could yield big corporate break - Post Register
3/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Aligning with federal taxes could yield big corporate break    Post Register BOISE — A bill that will save millions in taxes for multinational companies that do business in Idaho by aligning the state's taxes on foreign corporate income ...

Made In Idaho: American Ostrich Farms - 6 On Your Side
3/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Made In Idaho: American Ostrich Farms    6 On Your Side KUNA, Idaho — Before casting judgment, here's the story of American Ostrich Farms. The business is located on a 120-acre property in Kuna, Idaho and has ...

University of Idaho plans for largest research dairy in the U.S. - The Spokesman-Review
3/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
University of Idaho plans for largest research dairy in the U.S.    The Spokesman-Review The University of Idaho could boast the largest research dairy in the country within the next decade.

Barnstorm: A Rash of Farm Belt Bankruptcies Hasn't Reached Idaho...Yet - Boise Weekly
3/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Barnstorm: A Rash of Farm Belt Bankruptcies Hasn't Reached Idaho...Yet    Boise Weekly "We're in the third year of this downturn. It just gets to you after a while."

Melba farmer Dave Prow retires, to host equipment retirement auction - Idaho Press-Tribune
3/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Melba farmer Dave Prow retires, to host equipment retirement auction    Idaho Press-Tribune Bright-green tractors, a red and white truck and other equipment line the Melba backyard of Dave Prow. Instead of resting under a shed or rolling out in the field, ...

Legal Hemp Production May Yet Come To Idaho - News Radio 1310 KLIX
2/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Legal Hemp Production May Yet Come To Idaho    News Radio 1310 KLIX Hemp legalization in Idaho may be near. State Representative Dorothy Moon is working on a bill to legalize hemp growing. Hemp is distantly related and in ...

Idaho farmers see production increase, revenue decrease in 2018 - Twin Falls Times-News
1/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho farmers see production increase, revenue decrease in 2018    Twin Falls Times-News BOISE — Despite drops in prices, cash receipts for Idaho farmers stayed about the same in 2018 due to increases in production.

Treasure Valley has yet to see much investment from 'opportunity zones,' but officials are optimistic - Idaho Press-Tribune
1/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Treasure Valley has yet to see much investment from 'opportunity zones,' but officials are optimistic    Idaho Press-Tribune The Republican-led Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 reduced taxes on businesses and individuals, and it gave economic developers across the country a new ...

Facing evictions, Farmway Village to part with feds - Idaho Press-Tribune
1/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Facing evictions, Farmway Village to part with feds    Idaho Press-Tribune CALDWELL — The Caldwell Housing Authority is parting ways with the federal government to prevent the displacement of low-income families who aren't ...

Magic Valley dairy industry challenges not confined to Idaho - KMVT
1/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Magic Valley dairy industry challenges not confined to Idaho    KMVT A University of Idaho Extension report says Idaho farmers are making about 40 percent of the income they made in 2011, in part due to the overproduction of ...

Full text of Gov. Little's State of the State and budget address - Idaho Press-Tribune
1/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Full text of Gov. Little's State of the State and budget address    Idaho Press-Tribune Gov. Brad Little, Idaho's 33rd governor, delivered his first State of the State and budget address Monday. Keep up with reporter Betsy Russell's coverage on the ...

Dairy overproduction triggers steep Idaho farm income drop in 2018 - Idaho State Journal
1/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Dairy overproduction triggers steep Idaho farm income drop in 2018    Idaho State Journal Idaho farm income plummeted for a second consecutive year in 2018, due largely to overproduction by the state's dairy producers, according to a recent ...

2018 proved tough for Idaho farms, as revenue declined and dairies closed down - Idaho Statesman
1/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
2018 proved tough for Idaho farms, as revenue declined and dairies closed down    Idaho Statesman A recent economic report shows Idaho farm income fell for a second straight year in 2018 largely due to overproduction by dairy producers.

Revenue concerns linger as legislators prepare for 2019 session - Idaho EdNews
1/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Revenue concerns linger as legislators prepare for 2019 session    Idaho EdNews The Legislature's Joint Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment received mixed news Thursday, just days ahead of the opening of the 2019 legislative ...

'Gems' of Gem County 2018 honored - Idaho Press-Tribune
12/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
'Gems' of Gem County 2018 honored    Idaho Press-Tribune Three local long-time farm families were recently honored by the Gem County Farm Bureau. Andy and Jeanne Kendall, Bill Conrad, and Russ and Jackie Rekow ...

The art of survival for the farm vet - Idaho Press-Tribune
10/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
The art of survival for the farm vet    Idaho Press-Tribune NAMPA — Current Nampa resident Rick Gutierrez went to school hoping to become a sheep veterinarian, because when he was growing up he said his family ...

South Idaho migrant camp residents reflect on heritage - Idaho Press-Tribune
10/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
South Idaho migrant camp residents reflect on heritage    Idaho Press-Tribune NAMPA — Esperanza Garcia arrived in Idaho in 1955, crammed into the back of a truck with 20 other people.

Rural power surge | Idaho - Capital Press
9/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rural power surge | Idaho    Capital Press At their 5-acre spread outside Weiser, Idaho, retired ranchers Jack and Julie Holmes have installed solar panels to offset their electricity costs.

The Farmstead connects community to agriculture through experience - Idaho Press-Tribune
9/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Farmstead connects community to agriculture through experience    Idaho Press-Tribune Farming has always been a part of Jim Lowe's life. He grew up on a farm in Montana and moved to Idaho, continuing that legacy with his wife, Hillary Lowe.

Idaho tax panel raising valuations on irrigated farmland - Capital Press
9/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho tax panel raising valuations on irrigated farmland    Capital Press Capital Press. The taxable value of irrigated farmland will increase by as much as 286 percent in Elmore County and 226 percent in Bonneville County as the ...

18-year-old producer grows his sheep operation | Idaho - Capital Press
9/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
18-year-old producer grows his sheep operation | Idaho    Capital Press Caleb Pirc, 18, has built his Katahdin hair sheep flock into a sizable and sustainable operation that has room to grow.

Farmland cash rents mixed in region | Profit Center - Capital Press
8/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Farmland cash rents mixed in region | Profit Center    Capital Press Capital Press. Farmland cash rents have been up this year in Oregon and Washington, and mostly flat in Idaho, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics *Service* ...

The Art of Ag: Nampa AgriCULTURE Exhibition Spotlights Idaho's Farm and Ranch Roots - Boise Weekly
8/8/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Art of Ag: Nampa AgriCULTURE Exhibition Spotlights Idaho's Farm and Ranch Roots    Boise Weekly AgriCULTURE will hang at the Nampa Civic Center through Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Harder-to-find farmland: Parts of growing southwest Idaho mull preservation - Capital Press
7/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Harder-to-find farmland: Parts of growing southwest Idaho mull preservation    Capital Press Capital Press. A high mound at Twin Oaks Farms north of affluent Eagle, Idaho, offers an expansive view of the growing greater Boise area — including miles of ...

Future Treasure Valley farmers face a tough road - Idaho Press-Tribune
7/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Future Treasure Valley farmers face a tough road    Idaho Press-Tribune When the two oldest Gooding sisters left for college, neither had any plans to return to the western Canyon County hop farm where they were born and raised.

Dairy industry continues to thrive in Idaho while dwindling in Meridian - Idaho Press-Tribune
6/22/2018 3:00:00 AM
Dairy industry continues to thrive in Idaho while dwindling in Meridian    Idaho Press-Tribune Brent Jackson's farm is one of five dairies left in Meridian and 28 dairies left in Ada County. Meridian was considered the center of the dairy industry in the ...

Idaho total net farm income increased 15 percent in 2017 - Capital Press
1/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho total net farm income increased 15 percent in 2017    Capital Press BOISE — Total net farm income in Idaho rose an estimated 15 percent in 2017, far faster than USDA's projected 3 percent increase for U.S. agriculture overall.

Idaho farm cash receipts up for first time in three years - Capital Press
1/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho farm cash receipts up for first time in three years    Capital Press BOISE — Following two years of declines, total farm cash receipts in Idaho are projected to be up 5 percent in 2017.

Farm Land Conversion in the American West - The Blue Review - The Blue Review
11/6/2017 3:00:00 AM
Farm Land Conversion in the American West - The Blue Review    The Blue Review The Mountain West is experiencing a population boom since the 2000 millennium. Idaho is no different – its population grew 26% between the years 2000 ...

Idaho farmers lead the West in per capita farm receipts - Capital Press
9/12/2017 3:00:00 AM
Idaho farmers lead the West in per capita farm receipts    Capital Press BOISE — Idaho remained in the No. 3 spot among the 11 Western states for total farm gate receipts last year, behind California and Washington.

Idaho agriculture growing faster than U.S. ag overall - Capital Press
2/8/2017 3:00:00 AM
Idaho agriculture growing faster than U.S. ag overall    Capital Press BOISE — Total cash receipts and net farm income in Idaho declined last year, but not as much as many people thought and the state's farming sector is ...

Farm Resources News Items
Maine farmers fear trickle-down from Chinese tariffs - Idaho Statesman
5/15/2019 10:07:00 AM
Maine farmers fear trickle-down from Chinese tariffs    Idaho Statesman Maine farmers don't export to China but that doesn't mean they're immune from a trade war.

Longtime IDWR Watermaster to retire | News - Post Register
5/15/2019 9:00:00 AM
Longtime IDWR Watermaster to retire | News    Post Register Longtime Idaho Department of Water Resources Watermaster, Lyle Swank, is set to retire this month after working for the department for 41 years.

Local News, PRLHS teens log forestry contest hours - Bonner County Daily Bee
5/15/2019 8:04:44 AM
Local News, PRLHS teens log forestry contest hours    Bonner County Daily Bee PRIEST RIVER — For 37 years, the Idaho State Forestry Contest has provided area youth with a chance to learn a.

SUPERSIZED SOLAR: Idaho business plans Northwest's largest solar farm - Idaho State Journal
5/15/2019 2:15:00 AM
SUPERSIZED SOLAR: Idaho business plans Northwest's largest solar farm    Idaho State Journal A Boise developer hopes to build what would be the Northwest's largest solar farm in Twin Falls County near the Nevada border and to sell the renewable ...

Lee: Idaho doesn't need feds' help on hemp - Ontario Argus Observer
5/14/2019 10:00:00 PM
Lee: Idaho doesn't need feds' help on hemp    Ontario Argus Observer District 9 Senator Abby Lee, R-Fruitland, provided written answers to questions from the Independent-Enterprise. Lee is vice chairman of the Senate's Judiciary ...

Crews address environmental threats flooding leaves behind - Idaho Statesman
5/11/2019 10:29:00 AM
Crews address environmental threats flooding leaves behind    Idaho Statesman Driving along a deeply rutted levee, Heath Smith points to a basketball, picnic basket and pink Big Wheel. He drives past a massive porch. A boat and a semi's ...

Ameren plans another new wind farm for northwest Missouri - Idaho Statesman
5/10/2019 2:37:00 PM
Ameren plans another new wind farm for northwest Missouri    Idaho Statesman Missouri's largest electricity provider has announced plans for another wind energy facility in northwest Missouri.

Idaho Rep. Judy Boyle says unique hemp would provide opportunities - Ontario Argus Observer
5/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Rep. Judy Boyle says unique hemp would provide opportunities    Ontario Argus Observer As Agriculture Committee chairwoman, what's your view of the hemp legalization bill that didn't quite make it over the finish line in this session? What particular ...

FIGHT TO REPAIR: Independent repair shops want the right to repair major manufacturers' electronics - Idaho State Journal
4/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
FIGHT TO REPAIR: Independent repair shops want the right to repair major manufacturers' electronics    Idaho State Journal Cracked screens, batteries that won't hold a charge, buttons that don't work properly, software malfunctions. Electronics break. It's inevitable. The question is: ...

Recent Missouri Editorials - Idaho Statesman
4/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Recent Missouri Editorials    Idaho Statesman The Joplin Globe, April 26. A bill under debate in the Missouri Senate to stop counties from regulating concentrated animal feeding operations should be treated ...

Farm News Briefly | Local - Post Register
4/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Farm News Briefly | Local    Post Register Openings remain for cattle conference. There are still a few spots open for the Idaho Young Cattle Producer Conference, which will be held June 25 to 27 in ...

Minnesota farm shutters under deal to contain deer disease - Idaho Statesman
4/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
Minnesota farm shutters under deal to contain deer disease    Idaho Statesman A central Minnesota farm where deer were found infected with a fatal brain disease has closed after the U.S. Department of Agriculture paid the owner to ...

Agency warns of possible water curtailment in E. Idaho - Capital Press
4/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Agency warns of possible water curtailment in E. Idaho    Capital Press The director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources has issued a water order predicting a 29,000 acre-foot shortfall to senior surface water rights in the ...

Little progress seen in north Nampa two years after research finds lack of resources - Idaho Press-Tribune
4/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Little progress seen in north Nampa two years after research finds lack of resources    Idaho Press-Tribune NAMPA — Marilyn Hendricks loves her dogs. She has three — a chihuahua named Mandy, a chiffon named Kojack and a Jack Russell terrier named ...

Emmett to host Governor Little’s first ‘Capital for a Day’ event - Idaho Press-Tribune
4/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Emmett to host Governor Little’s first ‘Capital for a Day’ event    Idaho Press-Tribune Governor Brad Little's hometown of Emmett will host his first “Capital for a Day” event since becoming Idaho's 33rd Governor.

Minnesota farmer’s tearful video underscores industry woes - Idaho Statesman
4/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Minnesota farmer’s tearful video underscores industry woes    Idaho Statesman A Minnesota dairy farmer frustrated by rising financial pressures took to social media to voice his concerns in an emotional video that's been viewed thousands ...

Hemp Transport Legality Awaits Appeals Court Decision in Idaho Lawsuit - Transport Topics Online
4/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hemp Transport Legality Awaits Appeals Court Decision in Idaho Lawsuit    Transport Topics Online A decision expected soon by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could send a clear signal to truckers and shippers on the legality of transporting industrial ...

Idaho water supplies, soil-moisture profiles, look good - Capital Press
4/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho water supplies, soil-moisture profiles, look good    Capital Press Reservoir levels and soil-moisture profiles look plentiful in much of central and southern Idaho as crop irrigation and livestock grazing seasons ramp up, ...

IDWR solicits Palouse water-rights claims for adjudication - Capital Press
4/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
IDWR solicits Palouse water-rights claims for adjudication    Capital Press The Idaho Department of Water Resources is soliciting water-rights claims for the Palouse River Basin Adjudication by sending about 8,000 notices to property ...

Sherman Glenn Ranch Receives Century Ranch Award - Idaho Press-Tribune
4/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
Sherman Glenn Ranch Receives Century Ranch Award    Idaho Press-Tribune Joyce and Leslie (“Butch”) Biggers and their family were honored with a Century Ranch Award on Sunday, March 17. The Century Ranch Award honors and ...

The buzz about bee populations | Home And Garden - Idaho County Free Press
4/10/2019 3:00:00 AM
The buzz about bee populations | Home And Garden    Idaho County Free Press Across both Idaho and the rest of the nation, bee populations remain in danger. Bees are one of the most important pollinators in North American, and their ...

Idaho to be one of few states where hemp is banned - Post Register
4/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho to be one of few states where hemp is banned    Post Register BOISE — Efforts to legalize hemp in Idaho are dead for the year, although a bill that would give some protection to out-of-state truckers could yet become law.

Idaho NRCS seeks applications for conservation grants | Water - Capital Press
4/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho NRCS seeks applications for conservation grants | Water    Capital Press USDA's Natural Resources Conservation *Service* in Idaho is offering grants for innovative conservation strategies and technologies and plans to invest up to ...

Idaho to be one of the only states where hemp is banned - Idaho State Journal
4/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho to be one of the only states where hemp is banned    Idaho State Journal BOISE — Efforts to legalize hemp in Idaho are dead for the year, although a bill that would give some protection to out-of-state truckers could yet become law.

Trucker faces felony for hauling what he said was hemp through Idaho. Now he’ll go to trial. - Idaho Statesman
4/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Trucker faces felony for hauling what he said was hemp through Idaho. Now he’ll go to trial.    Idaho Statesman A Portland truck driver charged with drug trafficking for hauling cannabis through Idaho — police said it was marijuana, the driver said it was hemp — is set to go ...

Despite opposition, Elmore County gets preliminary approval to pump out of Anderson Ranch Reservoir - Idaho Press-Tribune
4/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Despite opposition, Elmore County gets preliminary approval to pump out of Anderson Ranch Reservoir    Idaho Press-Tribune BOISE — The Idaho Department of Water Resources has approved an application for Elmore County to pump out of Anderson Ranch Reservoir to replenish its ...

Jiminy cricket! This Idaho farm offers a new type of protein, if you can stomach it - Idaho Statesman
4/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Jiminy cricket! This Idaho farm offers a new type of protein, if you can stomach it    Idaho Statesman A cricket farm in Hagerman, Idaho, is touting a new food source that's high in protein and low in environmental impacts. The bugs are a popular food source ...

Idaho Utility Spurns Coal, Pledges 100 Percent 'Clean' Energy By 2045 - NPR
3/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Utility Spurns Coal, Pledges 100 Percent 'Clean' Energy By 2045    NPR Idaho Power plans to stop using coal energy and rely instead on hydroelectric, solar and wind resources, the utility says. The utility vows that 100 percent of ...

Idaho family finds its niche in mint farming - The Columbian
3/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho family finds its niche in mint farming    The Columbian KIMBERLY, Idaho — You may not recognize a mint farmer by the looks of him, but his aromatic crop is unmistakable. Its sweet, spicy-cool scent makes mint one ...

Idaho News Briefly | Local - Post Register
3/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho News Briefly | Local    Post Register Bill legalizing hemp passes Idaho House. BOISE (AP) — A bill that would legalize hemp by aligning Idaho state law with the 2018 Farm Bill has passed the ...

Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses - Idaho Statesman
3/20/2019 3:02:00 AM
Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses    Idaho Statesman Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won't plant this year.

'Where the industry is going': College of Southern Idaho plans for agriculture program changes - Twin Falls Times-News
3/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
'Where the industry is going': College of Southern Idaho plans for agriculture program changes    Twin Falls Times-News TWIN FALLS — As the agriculture industry evolves and technology advances, the College of Southern Idaho's agriculture department is revamping some of its ...

Agriculture in the modern age: Technology is transforming the farming industry - Times-News
3/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Agriculture in the modern age: Technology is transforming the farming industry    Times-News Agriculture in Idaho is no longer the farm-to-market scheme it used to be. Gone are the days when growers produced a crop without knowing who would ...

Wetland mitigation bill advances in Idaho legislature | Ag Sectors - Capital Press
3/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wetland mitigation bill advances in Idaho legislature | Ag Sectors    Capital Press The Idaho Senate Resources and Environment Committee on March 13 endorsed a bill that would ensure that developers have access to any wetland mitigation ...

Ron Abramovich: Idaho's snow man | Water - Capital Press
3/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Ron Abramovich: Idaho's snow man | Water    Capital Press Snowpack star: NRCS Snow Survey's Ron Abramovich to retire.

Assistance available for Idaho producers to aid declining monarch butterfly population - Idaho County Free Press
3/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Assistance available for Idaho producers to aid declining monarch butterfly population    Idaho County Free Press Idaho agricultural producers can voluntarily help the monarch butterfly on their farms and ranches through a variety of conservation practices offered by the U.S. ...

Farm and Ranch: Meet Katie Mosman | Agriculture - Idaho County Free Press
3/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Farm and Ranch: Meet Katie Mosman | Agriculture    Idaho County Free Press GRANGEVILLE – Katie Mosman hasn't let any grass grow under her feet during the past two years.

NRCS: Idaho, Oregon water outlooks brighten dramatically | Water - Capital Press
3/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
NRCS: Idaho, Oregon water outlooks brighten dramatically | Water    Capital Press A parade of February storms bolstered the mountain snowpacks in Idaho and Oregon, making up for below-average previous totals, according to the USDA ...

Idaho House committee holds climate change hearing | News - Idaho County Free Press
3/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho House committee holds climate change hearing | News    Idaho County Free Press BOISE -- “The science is clear, the impacts are serious and the need to act is essential,” said David Eichberg, global lead at Hewlett-Packard, during his climate ...

Bill to allow civil lawsuits for blocking public lands fails - Idaho Press-Tribune
3/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bill to allow civil lawsuits for blocking public lands fails    Idaho Press-Tribune Legislation that would have allowed private citizens to bring civil lawsuits against private individuals or entities willfully and knowingly blocking access to public ...

Snowy February lifts snowpack above normal level - Post Register
2/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Snowy February lifts snowpack above normal level    Post Register A February snow blitz lifted eastern Idaho's snowpack above normal levels.

NRCS offers conservation assistance for monarch | Idaho - Capital Press
2/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
NRCS offers conservation assistance for monarch | Idaho    Capital Press A reported 85 percent decline in the overwintering monarch butterfly's western population from 2017 to 2018 prompted the USDA Natural Resources ...

Keepin' It Local: Where Idaho entrepreneurs can go to get free help - KTVB.com
2/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Keepin' It Local: Where Idaho entrepreneurs can go to get free help    KTVB.com NAMPA, Idaho — I'm excited to tell you about a valuable free resource for entrepreneurs in Idaho. It's called the Small Business Development Center.

Pennsylvania Dairies Have Advantages Over Idaho | Dairy Farming News & Information - Lancaster Farming
2/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Pennsylvania Dairies Have Advantages Over Idaho | Dairy Farming News & Information    Lancaster Farming As tough as times are for dairy farmers in Pennsylvania, farmers in Idaho in some ways have even fewer protections, according to a farmer who knows both ...

Legislation addresses needs of Idaho irrigation districts | Water - Capital Press
2/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Legislation addresses needs of Idaho irrigation districts | Water    Capital Press Water delivery, supply issues assume higher profile as state grows.

Farmworker conference set for southwest Idaho | Idaho - Capital Press
2/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Farmworker conference set for southwest Idaho | Idaho    Capital Press The 2019 Farmworker Awareness Conference is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain time on March 27 and from 8:15 a.m. to noon March 28 at the College ...

Idaho's surcharge on electric, hybrid cars far exceeds their impact on roads - Post Register
2/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho's surcharge on electric, hybrid cars far exceeds their impact on roads    Post Register BOISE — Idaho currently penalizes electric vehicle owners with an extra registration fee that far exceeds their impact on roads, according to data presented to ...

February snows brighten Idaho water outlook | Water - Capital Press
2/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
February snows brighten Idaho water outlook | Water    Capital Press Storms in the first dozen days of February boosted the previously lagging snowpack to a point that southern Idaho irrigators can expect adequate water supplies ...

Bill would allow Oregon farmland rezone along Idaho border - Capital Press
2/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bill would allow Oregon farmland rezone along Idaho border    Capital Press A stretch of Oregon farmland within 20 miles of Idaho's border could be rezoned for residential development under a bill that critics say will undermine ...

Idaho Power's energy profile has gotten cleaner, but use of renewable energy proves a constant balancing act - Idaho Press-Tribune
2/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Power's energy profile has gotten cleaner, but use of renewable energy proves a constant balancing act    Idaho Press-Tribune Idaho Power's energy profile has gotten cleaner and more renewable-based over the past 10 years, a shift rooted in a mix of legal requirements and economic ...

Commentary: Raising Anderson Ranch Dam a critically needed investment in Idaho's future - Capital Press
2/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Commentary: Raising Anderson Ranch Dam a critically needed investment in Idaho's future    Capital Press Last Thursday we introduced HJM 2, which focuses on our need to raise the Anderson Ranch Dam.

In need of water, an Idaho town turns to its neighbors - High Country News
2/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
In need of water, an Idaho town turns to its neighbors    High Country News Does recharging an aquifer solve one of the West's oldest water problems, or perpetuate it?

Idaho Farm Income Declined in 2018, Dairy is Struggling - Dairy Herd Management
1/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Farm Income Declined in 2018, Dairy is Struggling    Dairy Herd Management Idaho farm income fell for a second straight year in 2018 largely due to overproduction by dairy farmers, according to a recent economic report.

Long list of issues awaits upcoming legislative session - Idaho Press-Tribune
1/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Long list of issues awaits upcoming legislative session    Idaho Press-Tribune BOISE — With a new governor at the helm, Idaho's legislative session sets sail Monday into challenging seas.

Tanikuni to retire from Idaho Farm Bureau - Capital Press
12/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Tanikuni to retire from Idaho Farm Bureau    Capital Press Dennis Tanikuni, assistant director of governmental affairs for the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, plans to retire Dec. 31 after nearly 24 years with the ...

Crapo, Risch support bipartisan Farm Bill; provides market access for Idaho agriculture - Idaho County Free Press
12/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Crapo, Risch support bipartisan Farm Bill; provides market access for Idaho agriculture    Idaho County Free Press Reauthorization of the Farm Bill will provide the certainty agriculture producers in Idaho and across the nation need as they continue to face a challenging farm ...

Idaho Dairy Is Raising The Bar With Workforce Development - AgWeb
12/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho Dairy Is Raising The Bar With Workforce Development    AgWeb A new farm program isn't just setting standards for animal care, but also for how you should treat employees on the farm. From safety to training, Betsy Jibben ...

Idaho to Pay $260000 in Legal Fees in Livestock Farm Spying Lawsuit - Dairy Herd Management
12/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho to Pay $260000 in Legal Fees in Livestock Farm Spying Lawsuit    Dairy Herd Management An animal rights group applauded a court ruling ordering Idaho to pay $260000 to attorneys for animal rights groups over the state's law banning spying at farms ...

Officials announce that long-awaited crisis center will open in Pocatello in March 2019 - Idaho State Journal
11/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Officials announce that long-awaited crisis center will open in Pocatello in March 2019    Idaho State Journal Southeast Idaho is getting an early Christmas present in the form of a long-awaited behavioral health community crisis center.

NRCS Idaho issues call for special projects | Farm-and-ranch - Idaho County Free Press
11/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
NRCS Idaho issues call for special projects | Farm-and-ranch    Idaho County Free Press Natural Resources Conservation *Service* State Conservationist for Idaho, Curtis Elke, has announced a call for Special Project pre-proposals. These Idaho ...

Idaho cattle convention loads agenda | Idaho - Capital Press
10/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho cattle convention loads agenda | Idaho    Capital Press The Idaho Cattle Association's annual convention and trade show will offer a host of cowboy-centric discussions, from politics and regulations to financial ...

Nuisance Concerns: Are Farmers Protected? | Farm-and-ranch - Idaho County Free Press
9/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Nuisance Concerns: Are Farmers Protected? | Farm-and-ranch    Idaho County Free Press According to the National Agricultural Statistics *Service* there are 2.4 million head of cattle in Idaho as of Jan. 1, 2018. Idaho County reports 32500 head.

Rural power surge | Idaho - Capital Press
9/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Rural power surge | Idaho    Capital Press At their 5-acre spread outside Weiser, Idaho, retired ranchers Jack and Julie Holmes have installed solar panels to offset their electricity costs.

Future Treasure Valley farmers face a tough road - Idaho Press-Tribune
7/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
Future Treasure Valley farmers face a tough road    Idaho Press-Tribune When the two oldest Gooding sisters left for college, neither had any plans to return to the western Canyon County hop farm where they were born and raised.

A farm on Fairview Avenue? Why State & Lemp, Camel’s Crossing restaurants started one - Idaho Statesman
7/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
A farm on Fairview Avenue? Why State & Lemp, Camel’s Crossing restaurants started one    Idaho Statesman The minds that first united with Camel's Crossing – owners Scott and Caitlin McCoy and chef Christian Phernetton – have a vision for Boise's culinary future that ...

Districts bring conservation efforts down to earth | AP Wire - Capital Press
7/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Districts bring conservation efforts down to earth | AP Wire    Capital Press TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Third-generation farmer Lance Griff wanted to improve the soil health and conserve water on the 3700 acres he farms with his father, Ron ...

Yes, buy local. Support local farmers. But support the whole farming community, too. - Idaho Statesman
6/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Yes, buy local. Support local farmers. But support the whole farming community, too.    Idaho Statesman Local” has different meanings to different people. It's no surprise, because there is no official definition of “local” food. This places the burden with consumers, ...

Farmers worry their livelihoods might be swept away as Utah, Idaho and Rocky Mountain Power eye new Bear Lake water plans - Salt Lake Tribune
6/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Farmers worry their livelihoods might be swept away as Utah, Idaho and Rocky Mountain Power eye new Bear Lake water plans    Salt Lake Tribune May brings the busy end of calving season at Carl Wheeler's ranch in Thatcher, Idaho, when his cows give birth in lush meadows along the banks of the Bear ...

Organic Certification News Items
Idaho organic inspection program at capacity | Idaho - Capital Press
8/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Idaho organic inspection program at capacity | Idaho    Capital Press Capital Press. Idaho's organic certification program has become so popular in the last few years that the state Department of Agriculture capped applications to ...

Local News, Pence donates Sandpoint Orchard to UI - Bonner County Daily Bee
8/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Local News, Pence donates Sandpoint Orchard to UI    Bonner County Daily Bee SANDPOINT — The University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences has established a new presence i.

Meridian Feed Mill Certified as Organic - PR Web
12/26/2016 3:00:00 AM
Meridian Feed Mill Certified as Organic    PR Web First organic feed mill in Southern Idaho is certified. Organic pellets for laying hens; also State Fair Pig Grower, Steer Feed, Lamb Grower.

Idaho organic dairies growing rapidly | Idaho - Capital Press
8/4/2016 3:00:00 AM
Idaho organic dairies growing rapidly | Idaho    Capital Press DIETRICH, Idaho — Ben Pulsipher was managing a 2000-cow conventional dairy in Raft River when he decided it was time to start his own operation.

Wife of Bliss farmer given probation in organic seed fraud case - Idaho Statesman
6/27/2016 3:00:00 AM
Wife of Bliss farmer given probation in organic seed fraud case    Idaho Statesman The wife of a Bliss farmer who fraudulently sold non-organic seed as organic was sentenced last week to three years' probation.

Bliss farmer sent to prison over organic labeling fraud - Idaho Statesman
6/7/2016 3:00:00 AM
Bliss farmer sent to prison over organic labeling fraud    Idaho Statesman Bernard Saul was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison and ordered to forfeit $1.9 million in profits earned by falsely labeling conventional alfalfa seed as ...

Idaho farmer pleads guilty in organic fraud case - Capital Press
3/30/2016 3:00:00 AM
Idaho farmer pleads guilty in organic fraud case    Capital Press BOISE — A 58-year-old Bliss, Idaho, farmer has pleaded guilty to felony wire fraud and money laundering charges related to the sale of conventionally raised ...

Purple Sage Farms stays on organic advocacy path - Idaho Press-Tribune
3/26/2016 3:00:00 AM
Purple Sage Farms stays on organic advocacy path    Idaho Press-Tribune Purple Sage Farms is known for founder Tim Sommer's early and continuing advocacy of organic agriculture in Idaho. That support is a key reason Sommer ...

Feds Investigate Idaho Organic Alfalfa Seed Farmer | Southern Idaho Local News - Twin Falls Times-News
2/23/2016 3:00:00 AM
Feds Investigate Idaho Organic Alfalfa Seed Farmer | Southern Idaho Local News    Twin Falls Times-News BUHL | Federal prosecutors want to seize property owned by Saul Farms in Buhl, under suspicion it was purchased with $1.7 million of fraudulent proceeds.

Breaking the organic barrier | Organic - Capital Press
10/15/2015 3:00:00 AM
Breaking the organic barrier | Organic    Capital Press BUHL, Idaho — Third-generation farmer Tim Cornie ventured into organics eight years ago on his farm near Buhl, Idaho, but his enthusiasm was no match for ...

The buzz around native bees - Idaho Press-Tribune
9/20/2015 3:00:00 AM
The buzz around native bees    Idaho Press-Tribune MIDDLETON — A late-summer breeze carried the scent of rosemary and basil as Tim and Mike Sommer spoke about their organic farming methods at Purple ...

Nice Package: DOMA Coffee of Post Falls, Idaho - Sprudge
7/8/2015 3:00:00 AM
Nice Package: DOMA Coffee of Post Falls, Idaho    Sprudge Post Falls, Idaho specialty coffee makers Doma Coffee Roasting Company have helped define their brand by an innovative approach to packaging. Vivid ...

Idaho factory bodes well for organic ag - Capital Press
10/30/2014 3:00:00 AM
Idaho factory bodes well for organic ag    Capital Press POCATELLO, Idaho — State officials say a large, organic convenience food manufacturer's recent decision to open a plant in this city's former Heinz Frozen ...