Congratulations to Stu Nunnery, Director of RICAPE (RI Center for Agricultural Promotion and Education), for receiving an $85,000 USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant. He and RICAPE will use the funds to create a web-based, broadcast-quality video training program for farm operators called “The Destination Farm in Transition.” The programs will help farmers further improve their agritourism appeal to visitors from within and outside RI borders. RI Representative James Langevin, RI Nursery & Landscape Association Board Chair, Clem Desjardins, RI Agricultural Partnership Coordinator, Ken Payne and RICAPE board members attended a formal announcement at theFarmer’s Daughter in South Kingston, RI.
Photo: Industry leaders discuss agricultural priorities with Congressman Langevin.(Left to right) John Schenck, Publisher of Edible Rhody, Sara Partyka, Owner of the Farmer’s Daughter, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), Stu Nunnery, Director of the RI Center for Agriculture Promotion and Education (RICAPE), Nancy Parker Wilson, owner of Greenvale Vineyards and Jonathan Lhowe, President of www.VisitNewEngland.com. [more]