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save the date: maine grain conference!

We will post registration information as soon as we have it! 2014 Maine Grain Conference, March 15th – Bangor, ME We are extremely fortunate this year to have as our main speakers Mary-Howell and Klaas Martens of Lakeview Organic Grains, Penn Yan, NY.  The Martens are regional experts in all aspects of organic grain production and handling.  They will […]

Posted: January 28 2014
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rhode island women in ag

Conference coming right up! he RI Women in Agriculture Conference will be on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 8:30am to 4:00pm at the University of RI (120 Flagg Rd. Kingston, Rhode Island 02881). You'll hear from leaders in RI agriculture and be inspired by your peers. Trade show will provide information from ag non-profit organizations and ag-related […]

Posted: January 27 2014
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greenhorns in maine tomorrow!

Thursday night( JAN 23)  for the Halcyon Grange at Blue Hill Public LIbrary, 7pm ( with potluck cookie jar) about the history and future of the Grange movement.  Severine Fleming will report her work (with Jen Griffith) on a project called Grange Future. The Grange is the oldest Agricultural organization in the United States, its peak coincided with the golden […]

Posted: January 22 2014
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poultry panel for NNY farmers

Northern New York -- To help Northern New York farmers who are increasing their poultry, primarily chicken, production, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of St. Lawrence County is offering a Poultry Marketing, Do We Need to Work Together? panel discussion Friday, January 31 at 7pm. The discussion by a live panel at the CCE St. Lawrence County […]

Posted: January 20 2014
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seeking greenhorn to table at small farms conference

Hello upper midwest/Michigander Greenhorns, We are attending the Northern Michigan Small Farms Conference on February 1st, which should be a blast! We need a steadfast Greenhorn to man the table for us. Full tabling kit mailed to you, and we will pay your conference fee.  Email [email protected] if willing and able.

Posted: January 14 2014
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SSAWG mixer!

To accompany this week's Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group's Annual Conference: 

Posted: January 12 2014
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oxford real farming conference

sev's going to be representing Us young farmers movement there next week Any european or english readers? Go, check it out! http://www.oxfordrealfarmingconference.org/

Posted: January 2 2014
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conference + call for abstracts

  This year’s ASFS/AFHVS Annual meeting and Conference invites dialogue about the importance of collaboration and innovation across the food system. Such dialogue can occur at many levels: across disciplines, between locations, amongst community members. Vermont is a perfect location to consider both the present realities and future possibilities of an integrated and sustainable food […]

Posted: December 30 2013
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easy there, cowboy

One of the pre-conference offerings at EcoFarm is a seminar on low-stress livestock handling which will be held at Asilomar on Wed., Jan. 22, 2014 from 8-5. Download the flier HERE  

Posted: December 23 2013
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what are lenders looking for?

Another webinar from UVM. What are Lenders looking for?  A UVM Extension New Farmer Project webinar.   Join Benneth Phelps, Loan and Outreach Coordinator for the Carrot Project for a webinar on the “tools” that every farm business should have to help them obtain financing, even if they don’t need it now. Improve your understanding of available […]

Posted: December 17 2013
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succession planning @ farming our future conference

WHO WILL FOLLOW IN OUR FARMERS' FOOTSTEPS? Succession Planning the Topic of February Conference Craryville, New York, December 5, 2013 - "Succession" refers to farmers handing the reins to the next generation, or to the next farmers, and stories about succession from the Hudson Valley and the Tri-State region will be highlighted in the keynote […]

Posted: December 11 2013
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keyline trainings, upcoming

Greenhorns ally Owen Hablutzel will be speaking at, or involved with, the following events: January 18-19, 2014   -  Am Keynote Speaking at Nevada-County Sustainable Food and Farm Conference  - come hear Wes Jackson, Dr. Elaine Ingham, myself and many others… topics:  Drought-Resilience in the Twenty First Century  and a second talk -Power and Potential of Holistic Planned Grazing March […]

Posted: December 9 2013
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Arizona slow money event

Arizona Food, Farm and Ranch Finance Forum, January 13-15 Biosphere Two: What’s in it for YOU? If you are a social impact investor or venture capitalist: Come and hear Slow Money founder Woody Tasch tell how $30 million in dollars of investing locally in 220 food and farm businesses since 2010 is creating viable options […]

Posted: December 6 2013
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send your hudson valley peeps to the nyfc benefit!

Our cocktail party to benefit NYFC's work in 2014 is fast approaching! Please join us on Sunday, Dec. 8th (one week from today) at the Red Devon Restaurant in Bangall at5pm for delicious food and drink, beautiful art and good conversation.  We're teaming up with the Hudson Valley Seed Library for an exhibit of their spectacular Art of the Heirloomcollection and […]

Posted: December 4 2013
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rev billy at joe's pub

Reverend Billy is kicking off the campaign to stand up to Chase bank's threat to have him thrown in jail for a year, all because he and his choir spoke for the now extinct GOLDEN TOADS at one of Chase's branches in NYC. should be a raucous affair. Tix $15. Visit the Event Site Check […]

Posted: December 3 2013
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mission to brazil

The Movimento dos Trabalhdores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) will be holding its Sixth Congress in February, 2014 amidst its celebration of 30 years of struggle for agrarian reform, social justice and democracy. The movement's 2 million members have spent the last year preparing, debating and discussing in preparation for this historic gathering. Mobilizing 15,000 movement leaders […]

Posted: December 3 2013
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healing our bodies, restoring the land

Interesting conference coming up in California.  Here's an Allan Savory Ted Talk for inspiration: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpTHi7O66pI] Join us for this two-day conference in beautiful Chico, CA. We have an amazing line-up of speakers. Super-star Robb Wolf, New York Times best-selling author of The Paleo Solution, will be talking about eating the way humans were designed to. Our very […]

Posted: November 26 2013
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cow comfort course

NNY Dairy Institute December Class Focused on Cow Comfort and Equipment Maintenance Cow comfort and equipment maintenance and how they impact milk quality will be in focus for the second session of the Northern New York Dairy Institute winter 2013-14 course. Hygiene and teat end scoring and heat stress abatement strategies also part of the […]

Posted: November 20 2013
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wendell berry to speak at yale

a must-see if you're in the area! Poet, novelist, philosopher, environmental activist, cultural critic, and farmer Wendell Berry will present the next Chubb Fellowship Lecture as a guest of Timothy Dwight College and theYale Sustainable Food Project(YSFP). Berry will appear for a public conversation at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Shubert Theatre, 247 College […]

Posted: November 19 2013
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building a sustainable business

Building a Sustainable Business For start-ups to five years in business. Where: Berlin, Springfield & St. Albans,VT Dates: Dec. 4, 11, 18, 2013 & Jan. 8, 15, 22 (plus Jan.29 reserved for snowdate) Time: 1-4 pm Early registration deadline: Nov. 15, Cost: $165. Registration deadline: Nov. 22, Cost: $210 Registrations received after Nov. 22 will […]

Posted: November 12 2013
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harvesting opportunities in new york

The conference is coming right up!  November 20! And they are offering discounted registration to beginning farmers. Interested farmers can contact the office directly at (518) 581-0078, [email protected] Register Now! Are you a beginning farmer looking for a place where you can grow your farm business?  You’re not alone – there are many farmers facing […]

Posted: November 11 2013
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beginning farmer forum, charlton, mass

Hi all! Please come (and bring your farm friends!!!) to the BFN/Mass Fall Forum next Tuesday, November 12th. I am organizing and facilitating this event and it should be really fun and a great opportunity to make really useful connections for our farms. It is free and includes breakfast and lunch! Details and a link […]

Posted: November 8 2013
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NEFU Convention Dec 6-7

If you participate in agriculture – as a producer, processor or eater – then attend NEFU’s 2013 convention. It’s democracy in action Every year, members of New England Farmers Union (NEFU) convene to set the organization’s priorities, review the policy goals, and elect a board of directors. Please mark your calendar for this year’s annual […]

Posted: November 1 2013
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BFN fall forum

BFN/Mass Fall Forum- November 12th from 10:00 to 3:00 at the Charlton Public Library. Register at: www.tinyurl.com/bfnfallforum2013 About BFN/Mass: The Beginning Farmer Network of Massachusetts (BFN/Mass) is a collaborative group of farmers and farm service providers dedicated to beginning farmer success in Massachusetts.  By creating more space for networking and collaboration amongst Beginning Farmers and Service Providers we […]

Posted: October 28 2013
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farm hack south dakota!

Farm Hack South Dakota Friday, November 1 11 am to 4 pm Collaborative workshop with a tour of Cycle Farm, presentations by local farmers, break-out groups & a roundtable discussion, or “hack” to come up with creative solutions to human powered tools to support beginning farmers and ranchers.Open to Public. Great for tinkerers, hackers, makers, engineers, designers, […]

Posted: October 27 2013
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vermont sail freight - in yonkers today!

  http://www.goodeggs.com/vsfp http://vermontsailfreightproject.wordpress.com

Posted: October 24 2013
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maine farmland trust annual meeting

Severine is speaking: http://www.mainefarmlandtrust.org/annual-meeting-november-7th/ More information HERE  

Posted: October 23 2013
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sail freight update!

Stay in the loop NYACK Oct 22   Location and time 11-4 Market at Hook Mountain Marina in conjunction with Pie Lady and Son YONKERS oct 24 location and time: Groundwork Hudson Valley Science Barge, time TBD Downtown Yonkers just North of the Yonkers Pier. Event reception at Groundwork Science Barge CERES meets the CLEARWATER […]

Posted: October 21 2013
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farm planning for women greenhorns, vermont

Whole Farm Planning for Women Beginning Farmers For women with two to 10 years in farm business management. Where: Lamoille County, VT Dates: Jan. 7, 21, Feb. 4, 18, March 11, 25, April 8, 22, May 6, 20, 2014. (snow date March 18) Time: 9:30 am-4 pm Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2013 Fees: $150-$500 Online […]

Posted: October 17 2013
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UVM upcoming webinars

Cold Storage Options for Beginning Produce Farmers   A UVM Extension New Farmer Project webinar: Thursday, Oct. 17th, Noon - 1pm EST Vermont’s food systems are experiencing increased localization, value addition, diversification, extension of growing season and increased market demand. Crop storage can be costly and the construction and operation of an efficient and well-designed system is […]

Posted: October 13 2013
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vermont sail freight news!

http://www.goodeggs.com/vsfp http://vermontsailfreightproject.wordpress.com http://bit.ly/13M4AXI - wholesale sheet

Posted: October 11 2013
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tilth producers conference, washington

TILTH PRODUCERS ANNUAL CONFERENCE OPEN FOR REGISTRATION Seattle, WA - Tilth Producers of Washington is pleased to announce registration is open for its annual conference at the Yakima Convention Center, November 8-10. The conference is open to all and typically attended by 400 organic and sustainable farmers, orchardists, ranchers and industry representatives. The 3-day conference […]

Posted: October 11 2013
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american grassfed conference, california

American Grassfed Association 2013 Conference Growing the Culture of Simple, Honest Food October 31 -November 2, 2013 San Diego, California Please join us in beautiful San Diego as grassfed producers, nationally recognized experts, chefs, consumers, academics, processors, distributors, food artisans, and others dedicated to the sustainable and healthy production of grassfed and pastured meats gather […]

Posted: October 10 2013
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young & beginning farmer mixer!

On October 19th, local heirloom seed savers and worker-owned co-operative Southern Exposure Seed Exchange will be hosting a Young Farmer's Mixer to facilitate an enriching community building experience, provide networking opportunities and have fun.  We want to provide young farmers and young farmer recruits with access to examples of financially viable business models for new farms, homesteading resources and land […]

Posted: October 7 2013
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taking stock

Another great course from UVM: Taking Stock, A UVM Extension class for people with 5 or more years of experience operating a farm business Where: Rutland, VT Dates: Nov. 11, Dec. 9, 2013 & January 13, 2014 Time: 10 am - 3:30 pm Early registration deadline: Oct. 13: Cost: $110 Registration deadline: Oct. 27, Cost: $150 Registrations received after Oct. 27 will be subject to a […]

Posted: October 7 2013
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gill tract update

A Family Field Day & Community Forum on The Gill Tract Farm: Laboratory for a Resilient Future Dig in the soil, learn how it was formed, what it meant to those who stewarded it before us, and what it could mean for our future. Sunday, October 13th 10am-4pm 10am-Noon  Open Field! Play on the farm, harvest, and […]

Posted: October 7 2013
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questions about the sail freight schedule?

Here are the answers. (remember, we depend on the wind and the tide.) MECHANICVILLE oct 11 Location & Time: Town dock 5pm Event: Reception with Peter Bardunias, President of the Southern Saratoga Chamber of Commerce; Tom Mahoney, of The Express; and Mechanicville Mayor Anthony Sylvester  a conversation with Captain Steve Schwartz and Erik Andrews Thank you […]

Posted: October 7 2013
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conflict negotiation

Farmers and Landowners: Learn to Negotiate and Manage Conflict Are you a farmer trying to lease land? A landlord renting to a tenant? A food producer seeking entry into an existing wholesale or restaurant market? Whether transacting a lease, a sales agreement or a worker contract, farmers and landowners benefit from good negotiating skills – […]

Posted: October 2 2013
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Maker Fair features farmhack

[vimeo=https://vimeo.com/73504647] Open Sourcing our Food System With Farm Hack At first glance, the maker movement might seem a world apart from the analog domain of soil, plants, and food. You can’t eat an Arduino after all. At least that’s what I thought. While microcontrollers are indeed inedible, it’s exciting to see how makers are building devices […]

Posted: September 26 2013
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free ag business training from L+I, washington state

Free Agricultural Business Training WHEN: Friday, November 15, 2013, 7:30am - 4:15pm WHERE: Department of Labor and Industries, 7273 Linderson Way, SW, Tumwater, WA 98501 COST: FREE! Pre-registration highly recommended because this training will fill up. Email, Mail or Fax a copy of the attached registration form to: EMAIL: [email protected]; MAIL: Dept. of Labor & Industries, Attn: Oscar Cerda, PO BOX 44400, Olympia, WA 98504-4400; […]

Posted: September 26 2013
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