Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs for Farms

Check out our page on available Farm Energy Programs!  Get a Farm Energy Audit, apply for a grant, learn about all the opportunities available to farms.

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.

FSMA Workshop Series

Where does your farm fall within the PSR?
What are PSR exemptions and exclusions?
What sort of records should be kept?

RI Produce Safety Program is hosting a series of 3 FREE workshops on March 21, April 11 and May 2 to help answer these questions and more.  Click here to go to our FSMA Links page for more information.

Videos

FARMS

FARMERS’ MARKETS & EVENTS

  • Farming in RI’s Future Strategy Symposium — January 27, 2015
    John Kirby, Dean of URI’s College of Environment and Life Science
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  • Farming in RI’s Future Strategy Symposium — January 27, 2015
    Janet Coit, Director of DEM
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  • Burrillville Farmer’s Market — Spring 2013
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  • Burrillville Farmer’s Market — 2012 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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  • Farm Scavenger Hunt
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  • Green Market Festival
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  • RI Fruit Growers Celebrate 100 Years
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  • South Kingstown Wintertime Farmer’s Market
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EDUCATIONAL

AGRICULTURE IN RHODE ISLAND

  • Governor Chafee addresses farmers on Ag Day at the State House
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  • USDA Under Secretary Avalos talks to RI Farmers on Ag Day
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  • Short Video About Agriculture in RI
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  • Agriculture in RI Part One
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RHODY FRESH

  • Lois Escobar discusses his farm and Rhody Fresh
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  • Rhody Fresh Introduced at the State House
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RIFB NEWS

  • RI Farm Bureau 2015 Navigator Award Recipients
    On December 10, 2015, the R.I. Farm Bureau recognized three individuals for their work on behalf of agricultural matters, as well as their work on other issues, which affect all Rhode Islanders. The 2015 Navigator Award recipients are Representative Patricia Morgan, Senator Susan Sosnowski and political activist Mike Stenhouse. Each recipient talks about the work which gained the recognition of the Farm Bureau. On behalf of the organization, Wayne Salisbury discusses the purpose of RIFB and the current issues and concerns it is focused on as well as acknowledging the important work of these three award recipients.
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AT THE STATE HOUSE

  • Alpacas and the Sales Tax
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  • Al Bettencourt’s testimony before RI House Finance Committee on Sales Tax Proposal
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  • Bill Stamp’s Testimony before Finance Committee on Sales Tax Proposal
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  • Tyler Young’s Testimony before Finance Committee on Sales Tax Proposal
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  • Jim Pagliarini’s Testimony before Finance Committee on Sales Tax Proposal
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  • Wayne Salisbury Testimony before Finance Committee on Sales Tax Proposal
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