Below is a list of information and resources available during this unprecedented time. The Conservation Districts in New Hampshire are still operational, just by remote access as we all practice social distancing.
Please note that at any time, some of the information below may change, if you see information here that has become outdated, please contact us to let us know.
All County Conservation Districts are still operational remotely. You can find your county's contact information by clicking "Members" in the menu above. This is the season for plant sales, which are all currently still happening, but policies for ordering and pick up have changed. Each County is doing its own system depending on their individual staffing capacity so please speak directly with them.
Field offices are currently operating in telework mode. Employees can be reached by phone or email. Agencies are all accepting applications for programs as usual, but there are no in-person meetings in offices, farms or homes. They have a full list of resources onwww.farmers.gov/coronavirus
UNHCE is also under telework policies. Events happening during this time have all moved to an online platform or been canceled altogether. Please click here for their page with more detailed information.
Cooperative Extension is also offering an open forum on Zoom (online or phone conference) for discussion among farmers from 10 to 11 a.m. Currently scheduled sessions are Wednesday 4/1, Monday 4/6 and Wednesday 4/8 Click here for more information.
Cooperative Extension Q&A page: An interactive Page with questions and answers about COVID-19's impact on farms and farm businesses.
Farm to Institution New England (FINE) is matching up needs with surplus in the New England institutional food system, active forums, and resources
NH Food Alliance has put together many resources and articles related to COVID-19. They can be found here.
SBA is offering Disaster Loan Assistance for businesses, private non-profits, homeowners and renters.Click here for their Disaster Assistance page, or click here to apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan.
The American Farmland Trust has launched the Farmer Relief Fund to provide cash grants to direct marketing farmers with annual gross revenue of between $10,000 and $1 million from sales at farmers markets and/or direct sales to restaurants. Caterers, schools, stores or makers who use farm products as inputs. Initial funding round is April 23, and grants will be made as early as May 1. Click here for details
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