In this Issue:

Governor Cuomo Announces Plan to Protect SNAP Recipients' Access to Farmers' Markets: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York State and the Farmers Market Federation of New York have reached an agreement with the mobile application vendor, Novo Dia Group, to enable Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients to continue to use their benefits at farmers' markets across the state through the rest of the farmers' market season. Earlier this month, Governor Cuomo issued a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue urging federal action on this issue. Read the full release here. 

New Report: Shining a Light on Labor: How Food Policy Councils Can Support Food Chain Workers: The Food Policy Networks project recently released a new guide on the role food policy councils can play in raising awareness of issues faced by workers in the food system. Read the full report here.

Senator Murray and Rep Davis Introduce New Legislation to Bring New Momentum to Fight Summer Hunger: “The Stop Child Summer Hunger Act would give children access to food and improved nutrition during the long summer vacation, ensuring that children and teens return to school healthy and ready to learn. Read the full announcement here. 

Click here to check out the Rock on Cafe's August Farm to School Newsletter! 

Webinar: Wallace Center's National Good Food Network: Value Chain Coordination: Bringing People Together: Thursday, August 30th. This webinar will detail considerations for two types of convening: one where seller and buyer are brought together in a celebratory yet business-focused way; the other where many actors within a more complex value chain are encouraged to take risks to build significant inter-business dependencies to bring about a new suite of products, which can lead to great rewards for all parties.  Learn more and register here.
Sidney Central School District's Green Thumb Growers Guild, the elementary school garden club, visited New York State's Commissioner of Agriculture & Markets Richard Ball's farm in July to learn about planting and harvesting vegetables. 
The students were given the opportunity to plant their own popcorn and clean some newly pulled garlic, shown in the image above.
August 11, 2018
Saturday, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm 

August 18, 2018
Saturday, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cooking with Kids! (Ages 6-12) 
VINES, Lee Barta Community Center, Binghamton, NY.
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Gardening with Kids! (Ages 3-6) 
VINES, Family Enrichment Network, Johnson City, NY.
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August 18, 2018
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 
40th Anniversary of the Master Gardner Volunteer Program in Broome County
CCE Broome, Ag Development Center Atrium, 840 Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY. 
Learn more.
August 21, 2018
Tuesday, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Vegetable Grading and Packing Field Day
CCE Broome, Catskill Cattle, 96 Laurel Bank Ave, Deposit, NY. Learn more.
August 24, 2018
Friday, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm 

It's Your Farm Bill Too!
FaHN, FBST, Groundswell, CCE-Tompkins, NSAC, National Young Farmers Coalition - Central, NY, and Southside Community Center, Southside Community Center, 305 South Plain Street, Ithaca, NY. Learn more.
September 7, 2018
Friday, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Taste of Tioga
CCE Tioga, Tioga Downs, Nichols, NY.
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September 21, 2018
Friday, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm 

Sunset Soiree 
Groundswell, Incubator Farm, Ithaca, NY.
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Save the Date!

It Takes a Region Conference
October 25-27, 2018

NESAWG, Downtown Sheridan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
Learn more.

Decker Foundation
Application deadline: September 1, 2018. 
Learn more here.

A. Lindsay & Olive B. O'Connor Foundation
Full Board Committee Grant: September 1, 2018. Learn more here.

Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning, and the Finger Lakes
Community Grants letter of intent due: September 1, 2018 and applications due September 15, 2018. 
Learn more here.

Hoyt Foundation
Deadline for proposals: September 13, 2018. 
Learn more here.

Community Foundation for South Central New York: Small Grants Program applications due: September 15, 2018. Learn more here.

Diane & Jerry Albrecht 
Richard Andrus
Susan Beaudoin
Linda Biemer
Mark Bordeau
Elizabeth Bossong
Christina Boyd 
Diane Campbell
Nikki & Tom Corgel
Gail & Cameron Covert
Diane Crews
Jeanne Darling
Ray & Ann Denniston
Nancy Eckstrom
David & Elizabeth Engle 
Katelyn Gascon
Rebecca Gennett
Matthew Griffin
Alison Handy-Twang
Dick & Nancy Kuehnemund
Suzanne Lewis
Amelia LoDolce  
Katelyn Marsh 
Phil & Tami Metzger
Kate Miller-Corcoran
Larry & Denise Moore
Glenda Neff
Molly Nelson 
Salvador & Susan Paradez

Janice Parker
Jeffrey Piestrak
Tony Preus and Meredith Pell-Preus

Maggie Reeger
Jack Salo
Bob & Linda Seeger
Doris Summerlee 
Greg Summerlee
Paul & Marianne Taylor 
Natalie Thompson 
Lauren Tonti
Susan Williams
Jennifer Wilkins
Joseph & Maureen Wilson
Victoria Zeppelin & Greg Albrecht
Rose Zonetti
Apple Travel
Bohemian Moon 
Care Manage for All, LLC in honor of George Yonemura's 90th birthday
Engelbert Farms, LLC
Leatherstocking Collaborative Health Partners
The Owego Kitchen
Peaceful by Nature Farm
Shared Roots Farm 
Stone Horse Farm 


Broome County Council of Churches
Broome-Tioga BOCES Food Service
Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE) 
Chenango County Health Department
Cooperstown Farmers' Market 
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland County
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schoharie and Otsego Counties
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County

Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Rural Health Network of South Central New York
Seven Valleys Health Coalition 
Tioga County United Way, Inc.
Tioga Opportunities
United Health Services (UHS)
VINES: Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments

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