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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

St. John Land Conservancy Plans a Chili Cook-off to Raise Funds

Help preserve, protect and keep St. John, St. John. This is a non-profit 501-c3 organization dedicated to the protection of land of important historic and natural beauty.

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.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Now Taking Applications for Community Connect Program

Grants from $100,000 to $3 million are available to state and local governments, federally-recognized tribes, nonprofits and for-profit corporations.

Farmers Informed of Available Renewable Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency Improvements Grants

Rena Elias, area specialist at Area VII in the U.S. Virgin Islands -- Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, informs agricultural producers of grants...

CSA 2017 Is Now Offering a Mini Season of 8 Weeks

Unlike their traditional 14 to 15-week season -- this one will be only for eight weeks starting Aug. 19 and ending Oct. 7, a Saturday to a Saturday.
Mango Dis Mango Dat 2017

Tasty Treats in the Heat – 21st Annual Mango Melee

Not even a scorching hot sun could stop people from attending the 21st annual Mango Melee and Tropical Fruit Festival this year at St. George's Botanical Gardens. With over 4,000 people in attendance, this year was one of the most successful Mango Melees yet.

USVI Culinary Team Shines at Caribbean Hospitality Forum and ‘Taste of the Caribbean’

Delicious culinary creations and ingenuity earned the USVI Culinary Team silver overall at the competition, held June 2-6. Team members also brought home medals in several individual categories.

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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