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Rural Health Service Corps Members
AmeriCorps VISTA Position with FaHN! 


The Food and Health Network is excited to announce that applications are being accepted for an AmeriCorps VISTA position to begin in August 2014. The member will facilitate collaborative resource development for FaHN and member organizations to reduce food insecurity in SCNY, strengthen partnerships, and support food access and community garden efforts.  
Sponsor Spotlight: NBT Bank

"NBT Bank partners with dairy, livestock and fruit and vegetable producers throughout our footprint providing financial products and services. In addition, NBT Bank employees contribute time and expertise supporting local farmers and the rural economy by serving on various local boards and advisory committees such as Cornell Cooperative Extension boards, rural economic development committees and other agricultural industry trade and support organizations."

 Read the full post and learn more about NBT's support of our regional food system.


  USDA 2012 Census of Agriculture 

  Explore national, state and county level data here. 


News and Events 
No May FaHN Meeting   

There is no FaHN meeting this month, but be sure to check out some of the great events happening around the region and join us in June! 

FaHN Workshop: Evaluating for Success: Regional Food Assessments as Tools for Shaping Policy 

June 19, 1:30pm - 3:30pm, CCE Broome County, 840 Upper Front Street, Binghamton  

Register here and view the full workshop description. Visit the NYS Sustainable Business Council site to learn more about the June 19th & 20th conference "Growing a Sustainable Economy" in Binghamton.

Webinar: USDA Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Programs
May 13, 10:30-11:30am - Farmers Market Promotion
May 14, 2-3:30pm - Local Food Promotion
Headwaters Agricultural Planning Initiative (HAPI) funding application workshop
CADE, May 14, 4-8pm 

Food Bank of the Southern Tier Annual Agency Conference
"Creating a New Blueprint for  
a Hunger-Free Southern Tier"
May 16, 9am - 3pm 
Webinar: Using USDA Foods as Resource to Purchase Local
May 22, 2:00pm 
Finger Lakes Fresh Food Hub Tortilla Tasting
May 24, 10:00am - 2:00pm
GreenStar Market 
Binghamton Farm Share
Sign-ups are open for 2014 shares
Grants and Other Opportunities
Let us know if you are interested in applying for a food/health-related funding opportunity! The Food and Health Network is here to facilitate effective, regional collaboration. We'd love to assist in connecting you with other organizations in our region that can strengthen your application and build your project's capacity and resources. 

USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program 
Application Deadline, June 12, 2014. View the full description here.

Regional Economic Development Council Consolidated Funding Application
Application Deadline, June 16, 2014. View the CFA here.

USDA Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP)  Deadline, June 20, 2014

USDA Rural Cooperative Development Grants
Application Deadline, June 24, 2014. View the full description here. 

USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) View annoucement here. 
  • July 7, 2014 for renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement grant applications and combination grant and guaranteed loan applications
  • On a continuous basis until July 31, 2014 for renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement guaranteed loan only applications
Food and Health Network AmeriCorps VISTA Position
Applications being accepted now!
  Apply here.

Volunteer and Internship Opportunities with VINES
, Learn more here. 

2014 Members and Sponsors

Organizational Members
Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition (BRSC)
 Broome County Health Department
Broome-Tioga BOCES Food Service
Center for Agricultural Development and Entrepreneurship (CADE)
Chenango County Health Department
Chenango Health Network
Cornell Cooperative Extension Broome County
Cornell Cooperative Extension Tioga County
Finger Lakes Fresh Food Hub & Challenge Workforce Solutions
Food Bank of the Southern Tier
Hatherleigh Foundation
Healthy Lifestyles Coalition (United Way)
Rural Health Network of South Central New York
Seven Valley's Health Coalition
Tioga County Farm Bureau
Tioga County Hunger Coalition
Tioga Opportunities, Inc.
Tompkins County Food Distribution Network
 TouchPoint Support Services at Lourdes Hospital
United Health Services (UHS)
 VINES: Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments

Individual Members
Susan Adair
Diane Albrecht
Richard Andrus
Karen Bayer
Mark Bordeau
Ray Denniston
Nancy Eckstrom
Matthew Griffin
Pamela Guth
Sonia Janiszewski
Susan Paredez
Jeffrey Piestrak
Tony Preus
Jack Salo
Lauren Tonti
Jennifer Wilkins

Diane Albrecht
Beth Bossong
Davidson Fox & Company
Finger Lakes Fresh Food Hub & Challenge Workforce Solutions
NBT Bank
Glenda Neff
Charles Place
Jack Salo
Linda Seeger
Natalie Thompson
United Health Services (UHS)
Shawn Yetter
Victoria Zeppelin
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