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Whole Farm Business Plan Challenge

Whole Farm Business Plan Challenge by Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) Are you or anyone you know interested in writing a business plan for your farm?  I know, [...]
  • beginning farmer courses
    The Cornell Small Farms Program announces open registration for its 2016-2017 season of Small Farm Online Beginning Farmer Courses building the technical and business skills of farmers. Expert farmers and extension educators guide students through the latest research-based information to help improve efficiency and increase profit on small farms. Students connect with other farmers, work on farm plans, and gain practical tips without leaving their home. Course content can be accessed anywhere [...]
  • beginning farmers conference
    Growing for the Future Online Beginning Farmer and Rancher Conference Presented by National Farmers Union – Registration Now Open! The National Farmers Union (NFU) is proud to announce the opening of registration for Growing for the Future, a brand new online conference for beginning farmers and ranchers! This interactive, virtual conference will be held December 5-8, 2016, from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST, and the resources from the conference will be available for a month following the [...]
  • farmer grants
    Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) Farmer Grants and Partnership Grants are coming up. If you think you might like to participate in one of these programs, consider joining a free webinar to help guide you through the process Are you a farmer with a new idea you would like to test using a field trial, on-farm demonstration, or other technique?  Are you an agricultural service provider or food system community organizer looking to conduct research or trainings with farmers [...]
  • mushroom cultivation
    Mushroom Cultivation Course and Other Radical Mycology Events in Nashville Peter McCoy, author of the book “Radical Mycology:A Treatise on Seeing and Working With Fungi” will be doing two Mushroom and Mycology related events in Nashville this September as a part of the upcoming tour for his. One is a free presentation on Sept. 8, 2016. The talk covers the many ways fungi can help humans and environment as food, medicine, and pollution remediators. The facebook event for that is [...]
  • farm tour
    New Entry Sustainable Farm Project is Hosting its Annual Farm Tour in Massachusetts Join us for an evening of local food, beverages, prizes, and meet your farmers! 9th Annual Farm Tour  Each year, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project opens our ‘doors’ and welcomes the community for a tour at our incubator farm sites for an afternoon of fun and farming in the field! The tour gives an insider’s view of the beginning farmer incubator training sites and what it takes to farm on ¼ acre. [...]
  • restoration agriculture
    Restoration Agriculture Internship Available at Our Halifax Farm in Virginia Restoration Agriculture Internship: Our Halifax Farm is a start-up organic farm of 135 Acres, fallow for many years, in the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont, an hour north of the booming Research Triangle of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill for those who like the occasional urban scene.  The internship position offers a fantastic opportunity to implement a hands-on restoration agriculture project as if it were your [...]