Archive for the ‘agriculture’ Category

PA: Rural Development

March 16, 2009

If you live in rural Pennsylvania, you can find business and other development assistance with today’s State Agency Database Highlight:OK

Rural Access Guide – Find agencies and assistance with rural projects. From the website, “The Guide was designed to help local government officials, nonprofit organizations, community groups and individuals find the assistance they need for projects and programs. Information in the database was originally compiled in 1999/2000 and continues to be updated regularly. Information in the guide is meant to be used as a basic outline of available programs.”

Records contain contact information, websites when available and a basic description of the assistance program offered.

The Pennsylvania page of State Agency Databases Accross the Fifty States is maintained by Suzanne Leers.


MO: Get edible seeds

September 16, 2008

Do you live and Missouri and have a yen for edible seeds? Or mushrooms? Or perhaps your horse needs some hay? Find local sources for these and more with today’s State Agency Database Highlight:

  • AgriMissouri Buyer’s Guide – Database of consumer items produced or processed by AgriMissouri members in the state of MO. Searchable by catagory, member name, company, product, or county. Only AgriMissouri members are listed, so it does not include all MO agriculturally-related businesses.

The database is searchable by product, county, and producer name. Records have location, contact info and a vendor blurb. Here is an example record:

Columbia Farmers’ Market
1701 West Ash – behind the ARC building
Columbia MO 65205
County: Boone
Phone: 573-823-6889

Products: Beverages, Candles, Community Harvest Festival, Cosmetics, Dairy Products, Edible Seeds, Ethnic Foods, Flavorings/Seasonings, Fish, Fresh Vegetables and Herbs, Frozen Foods, Fresh Fruit, Gifts, Greenhouse, Plants, Flowers, Honey, Liquid or Creamed Flavored Honey, Jellies, Jams, Apple Butter, Meats, Mushrooms, Farmers’ Market, Eggs
Description: Our Market opens Saturday (8:00 a.m.-noon) in Mid-March & runs until the Saturday before Thanksgiving. All our vendors are from a 55 mile radius and may only sell what they grow or craft themselves. Every Saturday there is live entertainment and a festival once a month.

Truly the Saturday morning place to be ~ we have everything Missouri has to offer!

Market is also open Mondays & Wednesdays, 4pm-6pm, May until October.

The Columbia Farmers Market offers a wide variety of products. These include: vegetables, fresh herbs & fruits, including peaches & berries, plants galore, including bedding plants, hanging plants, potted plants, houseplants, vegetable & herb plants, fresh eggs, meats, award winning goat cheeses, honey & honey ice cream, variety of mushrooms, wheatgrass, baked goods, fresh trout, candles, poison ivy relief soaps, jams, jellies, pickles and more.

The Missouri page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Annie Moots.

DE: Eat Local

April 5, 2008

If you live in Delaware and want to buy food that’s been grown close to home, check out today’s State Agency Database Highlight:

Farm Market Directory – Search by county, address, market name or by product sold. Records include map, directions, hours and website when available. Also browseable by county and by product.

The Delaware page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by John Stevenson.

CO: Where the food is

April 1, 2008

Whether you’re looking for Agar-Agar or fresh Yogurt, today’s State Agency Database Highlight can help you find a vendor for the food or other agricultural highlight that you are looking for:

Colorado Food and Agricultural Directory – Provides names, addresses and contact information for companies producing or using agricultural products in Colorado. Search by business type, product, city or county, company name, and market segment.

Records provides contact information and full vendor product list.  No fooling!

The Colorado page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Samantha Hager.

CA: Disappearing Farmland

March 29, 2008

Are you looking for a resource to document the loss of farmland? Try today’s State Agency Database Highlight from California:

Farmland Data – This resource offers data on farmland and farmland conversion in California. County data are available from 1984 to the present; regional and statewide data can be accessed back to 1994.

The California page of State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States is maintained by Janet Coles.

AZ: Where to find your horse

January 5, 2008

Today’s State Agency Database Highlight comes to us from Arizona:

Lost and Found Livestock – Database of lost and found livestock including: cattle, sheep, swine goats, horses, Emu, Ostrich, llamas, alpacas, Bison, domestic deer, and domestic elk. Records are viewable by animal type, date and county. Pictures provided when available.

Here is a sample record:


The Arizona page of State Databases Across the 50 States is maintained by Daniel Cornwall.

For more databases from more states, please see State Databases Across the 50 States.

SDOTD 9/21/2007 – TN: Pesticide and Nursery Search

September 21, 2007

Today’s State Database of the Day comes to us from Tennessee:

OnlineInfo System– Search for information on pesticide products, applicators, plant & nursery dealers, and other related items and services that are regulated by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

For more databases from more states, please see the 50-State Agency Database Registry