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  • Start Your Own Farm Business
    Are you a beginning farmer looking to start your own farming business but are hesitant about the risk of making major land and equipment purchases before you have developed your market?  Through a new program at Michigan State University, you may be able to take advantage of an opportunity that reduces the barriers of access such as land acquisition, business management experience, and market development, while having access to technical advising and an open and growing market. The North Farm [...]
  • Sustainable Agriculture News
    USDA NEWS New USDA Funding to Build Local Food Systems and Food Security: On October 2, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced nearly $35 million in awards from three grant programs to support local and regional food systems, enhance the effectiveness of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program operations at farmers markets, and improve marketing opportunities for farms through state-based research and innovation… Additional Support Needed for Veteran and Minority Farmers: This [...]
  • Barnyard Fowl by Backyard Chickens
    There are many options for a good meat bird around the farm, but which is best for you? In truth, all poultry animals have their own set of pros and cons, so the answer to that depends in large part on how you’re set up and what you can manage in terms of care. Depending on the bird you choose, you could be relaxing while they do their own mothering or you may have to step in and do a lot of the baby raising yourself. Additionally, you may find yourself designing a predator-proof coop or [...]
  • Garden Program Director Job
    UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC JOB DESCRIPTION – GARDEN PROGRAM DIRECTOR PRIMARY PURPOSE OR RESPONSIBILITY: The Garden Program Director at University of Pacific will be responsible for physical planning and development of the food producing Robb Garden, developing and teaching new academic courses and/or lectures that link the Robb Garden and Bon Appetit Native Garden into Pacific’s academic degree programs, supporting the community garden on the Sacramento campus, and developing new and [...]
  • farmer events
    Upcoming Events in Virginia – With October come the changing leaves, cooler weather, and exciting events for farmers! October us upon us and we are excited to announce the events that are happening across Virginia this month. More details on each event are available on the Events Page of the Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program website, and links to flyers and specific event pages are given below. Please note that not all of the events announced in this email are [...]
  • Farming Conferences
    The season of farming conferences is coming. That magical time of year when we begin to take stock of the season that we are leaving behind, and start imagining the season to come. Farming conferences season is a time for fellowship and hope. And here at Beginning Farmers, we hope you will choose a couple to attend in the next few months. Here are some early conferences that you might want to think about: Women, Food & Ag Network Annual Conference November 6-7, 2015 in Davenport, Iowa  The [...]