Conserve and sustain

NYS reimagines the CCC.  Rural folks seek to pass something of value to future generations. Business branding tips.


US sets food waste reduction goal

The federal government will lead a new partnership with charitable organizations, faith-based organizations, the private sector and local, state and tribal governments to reduce food loss and waste in order to improve overall food security and conserve our nation’s natural resources.


NYS starts youth conservation training program

The state is taking applications from youth ages 18-25 for a residential environmental conservation program modeled after Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps. Participants will be based at SUNY Morrisville. They will receive room and board and a weekly stipend.


Get out of faked Goggle robocalls

Google is cracking down on independent firms calling small businesses and giving the impression they represent the Internet giant. You can fight back and get rid of those calls.


Agriculture added to post-service options

Rural America sends a disproportionately high percentage of its young people to the military. Now agriculture has been added to the career training and counseling programs 200,000 service members receive each year as they transition out of the military.


Cheap digital tools even startups can add

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get your startup business noticed if you choose the right digital marketing tools. This article suggests six types of tools available in inexpensive versions. Tip: These aren’t once-in-a-business decisions; revisit them every year or two.


Be your customer’s best friend

Here are eight branding tips delivered with a light touch and examples from familiar brands.


Retail customers want it; should you offer it?

Even in rural areas, customers want to be able to buy online and pick up at the store. Should you give them what they want? Here are some things to consider now even if you don’t see yourself adding online buying soon.


Cheese makers keep sustainability in mind

This couple wanted to make cheese. They wound up starting a farm in Washington County that they want to have operate for generations.


Hamlet returns 1853 school to education place

People in the Rensselaerville hamlet of Potter Hollow are passing on rural community values through a Sustainability Group that has renovated an 1853 schoolhouse to make it into an educational place for local children again.


Cornell vet students on reality TV

Nat Geo WILD’s new series Vet School  begins airing Saturday, Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. It was filmed at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine.


Lighter side: Inspiration for your golden years

Doris Long, 101, raises money for charity by rappelling down skyscrapers. What are your retirement plans?


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