Stakeholder input sought for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP)
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The 2008 Farm Bill has made available $18 million in fiscal year 2009 to fund a Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) through a competitive grants process administered by CSREES. Stakeholder input for the FY 2009 funding cycle will continue through November 14, 2008. The Request for Applications is expected to be released in January 2009 with a 60-day open period.
CSREES is seeking stakeholder comments from the public in developing and implementing regulation for BFRDP. Comments must include the reference: CSREES-2008-0003, and must be received by close of business on Friday, November 14, 2008.
Opportunities for Stakeholder Input in 2008*
CSREES is holding a public meeting on Monday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern time.) Detailed information on this meeting is available in the Federal Register or from Ms. Paulette Smith, (202) 401-1761 (phone), (202) 401-1782 (fax), or [email protected]
|October 6||Community Food Security Coalition Annual Conference, Cherry Hill, New Jersey|
|October 6, 2-3 pm||2008 Tri-Society Meetings, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas|
|October 22||Risk Management Agency / Arkansas Farm and Land Development Corporation meeting, Little Rock, Arkansas|
|October 28, 3pm – 5pm, October 30, 10am - noon (Eastern times)||Join the webinars online at:http://connect.extension.iastate.edu/csrees/|
|October 20 – 24, 9 am – 4 pm||Call: 202-720-2635|
|September 24, 2008—November 14, 2008||202-401-1782|
|September 24, 2008—November 14, 2008||[email protected] or [email protected]|
|September 24, 2008—November 14, 2008||Send paper, disk or CD-ROM submissions to BFRDP, CPU, CSREES, USDA, STOP 2240, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-2240.|
|September 24, 2008—November 14, 2008||Send paper, disk or CD-ROM submissions to BFRDP, CPU, CSREES, USDA, Room 2457, Waterfront Centre, 800 9th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20024.|
BFRDP is directed by Dr. S. Sureshwaran (202-720-7536) and Dr. Janie Hipp (202-720-3605.) Patricia McAleer (202-720-2635) Program Specialist
*The above list will be updated as needed