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Integrating Livestock and Crops Webinar

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) Webinar Offers New Research on Integrating Livestock and Crops Thursday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. MDT Join us for this free Integrating Livestock and Crops webinar to learn how integrated crop-livestock systems may provide sustainable alternatives to terminate

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Rodale Invests in Land Access for Organic Farmers

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Rodale Institute Invests $2 Million of Endowment to Increase Land Access for Organic Farmers Impact investment with Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT will provide farmer-friendly leases, mortgages, and lines of credit for farmers transitioning to organic  Rodale Institute, the global leader of regenerative organic agriculture, is

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Intro to Maple Syrup Production Online

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Tap into the Syrup Possibilities on Your Farm – Take Intro to Maple Syrup Production Online from the Cornell Small Farms Program Maple syrup production is rapidly growing around the Northeast and offers a sound financial opportunity to utilize woodlots. Explore the range of possibilities

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Food Project Farm Manager Job in Colorado

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Food Project Farm Manager Wanted at Growing Gardens in Boulder, Colorado – 2021 Food Project Farm Manager Growing Gardens is a Boulder based non-profit organization established in 1998 with the mission to enrich the lives of the community through sustainable urban agriculture. Growing Gardens helps

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NOFA Mass Winter Conference Online 2021

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming The 2021 NOFA Mass Winter Conference will be Online in January 2021 – Register Now! At this year’s 34th NOFA Mass Winter Conference, happening virtually, we will address the theme Feeding The Commonwealth. We’ll inspire you to create, discover and rely upon your local community’s food

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USDA Farm Insurance Enrollment Begins

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming USDA Farm Insurance Enrollment Has Begun for the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs for the 2021 Crop Year Agricultural producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2021 crop

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Farmer Microgrant Program from AFT

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming The Brighter Future Farmer Microgrant Program from American Farmland Trust – 2020-21 Applications are Open Now Today, in celebration of National Farmers Day, American Farmland Trust is pleased to announce the Brighter Future Farmer Microgrant Program. Fueled by a generous gift from Tillamook Country Creamery, this new

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Growing Ginger and Turmeric Virtual Field Day

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Growing Ginger and Turmeric Virtual Field Day from Virginia Cooperative Extension Thursday, October 22, 2020 – 10AM – Virtual Zoom Meeting REGISTER NOW The popular annual Growing Ginger and Turmeric Field Day is going virtual this year and will cover the health benefits of ginger and

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Farm Production Manager Job

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Farm Production Manager Job at Gateway Farm in Plymouth, Michigan for the 2021 Season Gateway Farm is a certified organic diverse vegetable farm located in Plymouth, MI. We focus on growing delicious, nutrient dense vegetables. We have recently implemented a permaculture inspired perennial food production

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Farmer Veteran Conference Online

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming 2020 Farmer Veteran Conference Online November 18-19 The Farmer Veteran Conference is Going Online! We are so pleased. This is the first time everyone in our community can join our gathering – without having to travel or worry about leaving farm duties back home.   Tune in

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Food and Farm Business Webinars

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Upcoming Food and Farm Business Webinars from the Michigan State University Product Center Food Business Legal 101 – Food and Farm Business Webinars October 28, 2020 10:00AM – 11:00AM Online or by phone via Zoom Contact: Jamie Rahrig, Michigan Good Food Fund Specialist; Email: rahrigj1@msu.edu

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USDA Wildfire and Hurricane Disaster Assistance

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Oct. 30 Deadline to Submit 2018-19 USDA Wildfire and Hurricane Disaster Assistance Applications Final Opportunity for 2018 and 2019 USDA Wildfire and Hurricane Disaster Assistance The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, as the deadline to submit applications for the

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CSP Rule Fails Farmers and More

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming CSP Rule Fails Farmers and the Environment, Congressional Appropriations Resolution Offers the Bare Minimum at the Last Minute, and Updated COVID-19 Resources from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) CSP Rule Fails Farmers and the Environment Yesterday, The Trump Administration published its first 2018 Farm

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Direct Payments to Farmers from USDA

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming USDA Offers More Direct Payments to Farmers Under CFAP 2.0 EL USDA OFRECE MÁS PAGOS DIRECTOS CONFORME AL CFAP 2.0 Esta información está en español más abajo In mid-September, the USDA announced a second round of direct payments to farmers through its Coronavirus Food Assistance

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Free Food and Farming Webinars

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Free Food and Farming Webinars – Fall 2020 An on-line Speaker Series featuring innovative thinkers (and doers!) in the food and farm economy.  The Second Sunday of the month, October – December, 2020. Free Food and Farming Webinars! Soil Sisters: How Women are Changing the Food System

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Youth Garden Project Produce Manager Job

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Youth Garden Project Produce Manager Job in Moab, Utah – 2021 The Youth Garden Project cultivates healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table. Youth Garden Project Produce Manager Position Overview: The

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Bee Friendly Farming Program – Free Seeds

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Flow Hive Supports Pollinators via The Bee Friendly Farming Program – Farmers Can Apply in October to Receive Seeds for Planting by end of 2021 Flow Hive, creator of revolutionary beehives that make it easier to harvest honey and gentler on the bees, and Pollinator

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Getting Started With Beekeeping Virtual Workshop

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Getting Started with Beekeeping Virtual Workshop – October 21, 2020 Are you interested in keeping honeybees, or just learning more about them? Or are you a beginning beekeeper who would like to deepen your understanding of honeybees? If so this virtual workshop is for you!  Join master beekeeper Ed

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Strengthening Local Processing Act and More

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Strengthening Local Processing Act, Food Safety Outreach Program Racial Equity Data Analysis, and Climate and Agriculture Legislation Roundup in the latest news roundup from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) RELEASE: The Strengthening Local Processing Act Addresses Critical Livestock and Poultry Supply Chian Issues  This

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Health Insurance Options for Farmers Webinar

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Webinar on Health Insurance Options for Farmers from Farm Commons – Tuesday Oct 6, 2020 With many farmers suffering a loss in income, decreased profitability, and potentially the loss of benefits from an off-farm job, Farm Commons is hosting a webinar on buying health insurance

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Youth Garden Project Farm Manager

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Youth Garden Project Farm Manager Job in Moab, Utah – 2021 The Youth Garden Project cultivates healthy children, families, and community through educational programs and the profound act of connecting people with food from seed to table. Youth Garden Project Farm Manager Position Overview: The

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Farmer Veteran Coalition New State Chapters

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Farmer Veteran Coalition announces new state chapters in Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tenneesee. These four new state organizations join a growing network of state chapters now numbering 13 that boast ties to a national organization dedicated to cultivating a new generation of farmers and food

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Climate Change and Food System Innovation Hub

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming New Climate Change and Food System Innovation Hub from the Center for Environmental Farming Systems The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) believes all people deserve access to healthy soils, clean air, and clean water and that climate mitigation, adaptation, and resiliency are critical to

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Money Available to Farmers and More

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Money Available to Farmers Impacted by Pandemic, Whole Farm Revenue Protection Program, and Money Available for Organic Research this week on the Roundup from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) More Money Available to Farmers Impacted by the Pandemic  This week, there is more money

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Farm Maintenance Specialist Wanted in WA

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Farm Maintenance Specialist Wanted at Red Dog Farm in Chimacum, Washington – 2020 Farm Maintenance Specialist: 15- 40 hours/ week (full time preferred, open to working out a part time schedule, if desired) This is a permanent position beginning immediately, 2+ years desired Work days are

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Stateline Farm Beginnings Course

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Stateline Farm Beginnings Returns in 2021 for Its 16th Year! The Stateline Farm Beginnings Course is a yearlong course designed to help launch or expand your farm business. This brand new format is designed to maximize learning in sync with the growing season. Each course consists

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Farmer to Farmer Workshops and Webinars

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Registration is Open for Farmer to Farmer Workshops and Webinars from the Pennsylvania Agricultural Stewardship Association (PASA) Check out PASA’s lineup of farmer to farmer workshops, webinars, and events happening this fall and winter, featuring farmers and food system professionals from across the region.  

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Full Time Farmer/Educator Positions in Maine

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Now Accepting Applications for Two Full Time Farmer/Educator Positions at Chewonki, in Wiscasset, Maine – Fall 2020 Two full time Farmer/Educator opportunities at Chewonki (Wiscasset ME). One residential and one non-residential. The Farmer/Educators support the overall farm and woodlot operations at Chewonki, which include garden

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Precision Livestock Farming Virtual Field Day

Beginning FarmersBeginning Farmers – Practical Tools for Successful Family Farming Michigan State University to Host Precision Livestock Farming Virtual Field Day Oct. 7 Michigan State University will host a precision livestock farming (PLF) virtual field day Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. Researchers and outreach specialists from MSU, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of

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