H-2A temporary agricultural workers program or H-2A Visa program for short, was created to assist American farmers needing foreign worker assistance in the field. As mentioned in an article posted by Elizabeth Creech on the USDA website, this program is beneficial for attaining seasonal employees, or temporary workers from other countries. Please click here for … Continue reading H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers Program
Technical Service Provider (TSP)
A Technical Service Provider is a professional who helps agricultural producers access opportunities available through the NRCS. As the USDA puts it in their article, “A TSP helps plan, design and implement conservation practices or develop conservation activity plans that can help improve their agricultural operations”. Our General manager, Bruce Everly, is a certified TSP in … Continue reading Technical Service Provider (TSP)
First REAP Deadline of 2019
Happy New Year indeed! As we welcome 2019, we just want to remind you about our upcoming Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant deadline on February 28, 2019. This grant from the USDA pays up to 25% of eligible equipment costs on solar panels and energy-saving irrigation, grain drying, and animal housing equipment (as … Continue reading First REAP Deadline of 2019
Energy Improvement Matters wants to wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving Day. As we prepare for our family members, thawing the turkey and mashing potatoes, we will remember to give thanks. We give thanks to those who have grown our produce and kept our turkeys in a healthy state. We thank all … Continue reading Thanksgiving Day
After Applying for a REAP Grant, How do I Know Where I Stand?
After the applications have reached the USDA, our applicants tend to ask several questions about the status. The truth of the matter is that once the applications have reached the USDA, we can’t know the status until the winning applicants have been awarded. What do we do in the mean time? There are a few … Continue reading After Applying for a REAP Grant, How do I Know Where I Stand?