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USDA Asks for Community Facilities Technical/Training Grant Applications by July 2

According to the U.S. Virgin Islands Rural Development Office, Technical Assistance and Training Grants being offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will assist...
Commissioner of Agriculture Carlos Robles testifies at a Senate committee hearing Friday.

DOA to Host Town Hall About Sustainable Agriculture Development

DOA invites all farmers interested in Sustainable Agriculture Development in the U.S. Virgin Islands to a Town Hall meeting to discuss and solicit project ideas from the farming community.

DOE’s Special Nutrition Program to Make Fresh Produce Available to Elementary Schools

All public elementary schools in the St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix districts are encouraged to apply. Applications can be picked up or emailed beginning Wednesday, May 2.

VIDOA and UVI-CES Join to Offer Free Workshops for Arborists

The Forestry Division of the Virgin Islands Department of Agriculture and the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Extension Service are hosting a series of free educational seminars for tree care professionals and other interested persons.

Applications Now Available for 2018 Crop Farmer of the Year Title

The Virgin Islands Agriculture and Food Fair Planning Committee is now accepting applications from farmers who are interested in being considered for the title. The application deadline is May 4.

NRCS Announces 2018 Sign-up for Caribbean Conservation Programs

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program is a voluntary conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers

Conservation Innovation Grant Applications for Up to $250,000 Available for Innovative Projects in PR,...

USDA-NRCS has announced the availability of up to $250,000 in 2018 Caribbean Area Conservation Innovation Grants to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies in the Caribbean.

Applications Now Available for Agrifest Participation

Agrifest 2018 will be held May 26-28 on Memorial Day weekend. As usual, the fair will be located at the Rudolph E. Schulterbrandt Agricultural Complex in Estate Love.

Ridge to Reef Farm Asking for Donations to Revive Organic Farming Dream

Hit hard by hurricanes Irma and Maria, Ridge to Reef Farm has been struggling to get back on its feet. In this letter to its supporters, the farm says its major need at this time is a tractor. Friends of Ridge to Reef was created to raise funds.

Ridge to Reef Farm’s CSA Program Now Open for Registration

Ridge to Reef Farm has opened registration for the spring/summer Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA) for St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John.

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