Idaho displays agricultural diversity, not only in the products produced, but also in the size of its farms. Although traditional crop and livestock farms still thrive in this region, a surge in small acreage, diversified farms is occurring.
Small Acreage Farms & Sustainability
Whether raising grapes in vineyards, fruit in orchards, or produce to sell at the farmer's market or roadside stands, farmers must know enough about varieties, growing conditions, plant diseases, insects pests, and soil fertility management to make good decisions. Business skills such as accounting and bookkeeping are also very important.
Small acreage farming and ranching programming in Northern Idaho is covered by Cinda Williams, UI/Community Food Systems
. Cinda provides leadership and organization for multi-county Extension programs in community food systems, sustainable agriculture and small acreage farming.
Certified Naturally Grown
The grassroots alternative to certified organic. Certified Naturally Grown is a non-profit organization offering certification tailored for small-scale, direct-market farmers and beekeepers who use natural methods to grow their product.
Inland Northwest Food Hub Project
USDA Hispanic and/or Women Farmers & Ranchers
- Goal is to develop a commercial small business start-up food processing center making it available to north central Idaho, southeastern Washington and northeastern Oregon.
If you believe that the United States Department of Agriculture improperly denied farm loan benefits to you between 1981 and 2000 because you are Hispanic or because you are female, you may be eligible to apply for compensation. For more information, click here