FSA Youth Loans!

Our May 21 workshop on FSA Youth Loans was very successful!  FSA Youth loans provide up to $5,000 to help youth between the ages of 10 and 20 finance small ag-related and income producing projects.  If you missed the workshop, but would be interested in one of the follow-up workshops, please email rifarm@rifb.org or call the office at 401-385-3339 to get on the list.    Check out our page for more information on Youth Loans.

RI DEM Produce Safety Portal

RIDEM  Produce Safety Portal

The Division of Agriculture aims to aid growers in navigating the Produce Safety Rule. Use the above link to go to the RI DEM Produce Safety Portal, or start at our FSMA Links page.

2019 RIFB Raffle Plans!

2019 RIFB Raffle Prizes- Seeking RIFB Member Farm’s Gift Certificates

For our 2019 Raffle to benefit our RIFB Scholarship program, we will offer 3 chances to win for each $5 ticket! Our three prizes will be $500, $300 and $200 in RIFB Member Farm’s Gift Certificates.  RIFB will be purchasing the gift certificates for this raffle from our member farms, so please let us know if you offer gift certificates at your business and would like us to consider including your farm in our 2019 RIFB Farm Product Raffle.  For more details, click the link above or contact the office at 401-385-3339.

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs for Farms

Are you a farm, looking to reduce your energy costs?  There are several programs and resources that can help farmers manage energy use and save money. The State of Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources is a great resource to help you know where to start, and provides links and resources on where to go from there.  Start with the RI Farm Energy Program for a lot of great information, or go right to the Solar Checklist for RI Farms from the Office of Energy Resources. You can even request a FREE Farm Energy Audit!  (Just identify yourself as a farmer in the question/comments box.)

RI Farm Energy Program

RI Agricultural Energy Program Grant Opportunity! 

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs for Farm

RI Farm Energy Efficiency Program