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UVM summer experience

Study Sustainable Farming this Summer at the University of Vermont Learn sustainable farming at UVM’s Catamount Educational Farm this summer in beautiful Burlington, Vermont – a hot-spot for community-based food and agricultural systems. Be part of the vibrant learning environment of the farm that cultivates over 10 acres of vegetables and fruit for the UVM […]

Posted: April 28 2014
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sail freight news

Ceres is preparing to launch again for her second season delivering Vermont goods on Lake Champlain and the Hudson. We are looking forward to heading down the river again in June, and the highlight of the second voyage will be the Clearwater Festival, June 21 & 22 in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.  Also known as Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival, […]

Posted: April 26 2014
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BALLE conference coming up in the bay area

Scholarships available for young farmers! Balle Conference: Prosperity for All June 11-13, Oakland, CA [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJJjR_8USH4&w=560&h=315]

Posted: April 22 2014
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summer leadership summit: native youth in agriculture

Fayetteville, Arkansas July 21 – July 25 Join us for the Native Youth in Agriculture Summit and become a part of the next generation of food and agriculture leaders throughout Indian Country. Fifty selected students will travel to Fayetteville to participate in a week long education and leadership summit designed to provide comprehensive training in […]

Posted: April 17 2014
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summer offerings at sterling college

Sterling College’s continuing education courses are inspired by the artisans and the landscape of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, and by our philosophy of a liberal arts edcuation through the lens of ecology. Our two-week and four-week short courses offer unparalleled opportunities in ecology, outdoor education, sustainable agriculture, environmental humanities, and sustainable food systems. These […]

Posted: April 15 2014
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negotiation training

Agrarian Trust has an upcoming negotiation training workshop in the Hudson Valley. The workshop will be held at the beautiful Carey Conference Center, located on an historic 100-acre estate overlooking Lake Myosotis in Rensselaerville, New York. Experts from NYS Agricultural Mediation Program and the New York State Dispute Resolution Association will provide the negotiation and business communication training. This […]

Posted: April 14 2014
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summer semester at stone soup

Stone Soup Institute is a small non-profit organization teaching sustainable/rural living skills, located in Harpswell Maine. Our program is project based, and hands-on. We are offering the Spring/Summer semester with a focus on building a mobile Tiny House.  We will be building with lumber sawn from trees salvaged from storm damage, as well as materials […]

Posted: April 13 2014
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washington: local food systems training for young adults

Registration is currently open for the 2014 year of Cascade Mountain School. Five programs for middle and high school students run from June to August. Need-based scholarships are available on a case-by-case basis. This year’s course offerings are: Sustainable Agriculture Course: June 21-July 3. This for-credit course for students age 15-18 is based in Trout Lake, Wash., […]

Posted: April 11 2014
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upcoming webinar: enhancing native pollinator populations on farms

April 17, Noon - 1 pm EDT We need these farming partners to pollinate our fruit and vegetable crops, yet our native pollinators and honey bees are struggling from multiple threats of pesticide exposure, habitat loss, parasites and diseases.  John Hayden from The Farm Between in Jeffersonville, VT will present on who the native pollinators […]

Posted: April 10 2014
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new york: buzz with rev. billy's honeybeelujah campaign

  Springtime Greetings to the Citizens of Earthalujahville! This spring we run our parallel performances - our nonviolent dramatic activism and our run at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater on May and June Sunday afternoons in New York.  The outside and inside stages feed off each other, with information, arrests and whoops of "Earthalujah!" Buzz with […]

Posted: April 10 2014
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land for food

For any young farmers with the ability to travel, this would be a great experience.  As part of its biennial conferences, IUFN is happy to invite you to a new international workshop, LAND FOR FOOD. It will address a central question : How can we reconcile land use policies with local food policies?  Held over two days in the […]

Posted: April 6 2014
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spring conference: central arkansas new agrarian society

April 26th, 2014, Little Rock, AR   The Central Arkansas New Agrarian Society (CANAS) is hosting a day-long series of workshops devoted to backyard gardening, food security, skill sharing, and community food culture.  Participants in this first conference will learn to plan, grow, source, and use the freshest food and products in Central Arkansas. Join us […]

Posted: April 4 2014
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young ranchers: making sure you know about this program

Management Intensive Grazing School

Posted: April 2 2014
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mark your calendars: american farmland trust national conference

    October 20-22, 2014 Lexington, Kentucky The Farmland, Food and Livable Communities conference will bring together leading experts from around the country for the first nationwide conference focused on farming, land use and food policy. It will showcase and encourage best practices and inspire efforts to protect farmland, support the next generation of farmers, […]

Posted: March 28 2014
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negotiation makes it happen!

Posted: March 26 2014
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burning ice festival

Happening right now in Brussels. Burning Ice Festival: The Gentech Future That Never Was A great roster of speakers and attendees: http://www.kaaitheater.be/mediastorage/FSDocument/1038/nl/BI7_conference_affiche_A3_.pdf The theme of the seventh Burning Ice is the genetic technology approach to world food issues and the agro-ecological alternative that centres on resilience and biodiversity. The growth of the world’s population, the pursuit of […]

Posted: March 26 2014
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reminder: our land symposium

OUR LAND: A SYMPOSIUM ON FARMLAND ACCESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY In the next two decades 400 million acres of U.S. farmland will change hands. Will that land be consolidated into larger holdings and treated as a commodity or investment asset? Or will it prove the foundation for a new business, a next-generation farmer, a […]

Posted: March 24 2014
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chaseholm farm grand opening

A model. There will be a cow salon/photo booth, cow milking lessons, farm tours at 2:30 and 3:30, live music, some foods, a raffle for farm store treats, calf cuddling, and acquaintance making of neighbors and friends.  We will also be kicking off farm store season with a special 20% discount card we are calling Milk […]

Posted: March 21 2014
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great context-setting events

  Part IV begins next week.  Our policy workshop webinar series investigates four broad themes in food and agriculture policy. Part I explores linkages between theory and practice in food justice; Part II, a legal framework for the new food movement; Part III part examines GMOs and intellectual property; and Part IV, the farm bill […]

Posted: March 19 2014
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food book fair

  Much more information HERE

Posted: March 18 2014
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cowboy indian alliance will ride to reject the xl pipeline

April 22-27, 2014 Washington DC On April 22nd, a group of ranchers, farmers and tribal communities from along the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline route, called the Cowboy Indian Alliance, will ride into Washington DC and set up camp near the White House to tell President Obama to reject the pipeline.On April 27th, thousands of […]

Posted: March 14 2014
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ecological market gardening in B.C.

for our Canadian readers: And check out their website and youtube channel. The time has never been more ripe to nourish a literacy that can help break the cycles of an unsustainable culture. The world is starved for people with the ability to enrich the planet while improving soil and the human ecology. You’ve dreamed of making a […]

Posted: March 12 2014
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featured resource: farm commons webinars

Farm Commons delivers fast-paced webinars that help farmers move forward on the legal issues that affect their farm operation. Our webinars are engaging and practical- this isn’t just theoretical learning! Topics include: Overview of Farm Legal Issues, Community Supported Agriculture Legal Issues, Hosting On-Farm Events, Workers and Employees, Starting a business, and much more. Check it Out. […]

Posted: March 12 2014
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reverend billy in san francisco

'Hot Sermon & Heated Talk' on the subject of the sinful silence of the Earth Movement HoneyBeeLujah! WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 - 6:00PM - 8:00PM 1) First, a fulminating Apocalypse by the Pastor of the Church of Stop Shopping 2) ...followed by an ever so incisive Q & A period led by Savitri D 3) …and general partying […]

Posted: March 10 2014
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farm advocacy 101

upcoming webinar from RAFI USA Farm Advocacy 101 Tuesday, March 11th, 3:00 – 3:45 pm ET >> Click here to register. Sitting across the table from a banker or a loan officer is often intimidating and scary, especially when the farm is on the line. Who can farmers depend on to sit on their side of […]

Posted: March 6 2014
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reminder: moses new farmer summit

New Farmer Summit April 4-5, 2014 Primrose Valley Farm, Belleville, Wisconsin (near New Glarus & Madison) Two full days of workshops, networking, hands-on learning, organic food and fun! 24 workshops focused on issues on the minds of new farmers $75 (includes meals and entertainment) Scholarships available! Apply here. $35 Pre-Summit farm tours with lunch April 3rd Friday evening […]

Posted: March 6 2014
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greenhorns at healdsburg shed!

  Friday March 7th, 7pm at the Healdsburg Shed PUNK YEOMAN: The Past and Future of the Grange Join Greenhorns founder Severine Von Tscharner Fleming and evangelist Jen Griffith for a lively evening of learning as we focus on modern farming in their presentation "Grange Future". Grange Future is a community history project undertaken by […]

Posted: March 6 2014
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wonderful new grains company

Community Grains.  Read on for information on their conference this weekend, and register HERE 2014 Conference on the Development of Our Local Whole-Grain Economy Community Grains Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT), Oakland, CA A Progress Report & To-Do List Morning Intact Whole Grain–Why Is It Important? Presenters: Michael Pollan, Professor, […]

Posted: March 5 2014
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skills in butchery

From the Food Craft Institute: ENROLL NOW! ~ BUSINESS OF BUTCHERY Three Week Intensive Master Course April 14th - May 2nd, 2014 FCI is proud to once again offer our Business of Butchery Master Course in partnership with The Butcher’s Guild. This 3-week intensive is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to own and run a […]

Posted: March 5 2014
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are you joining the beyond the farm bill conversation?

via The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.  And visit Beyond the Farm Bill.org Register for the National Network meeting and help build food and ag policies that work. March 24–25, 2014 The Marquette Hotel, Minneapolis www.btfb.org Next month, innovative experts and organizations will come together for a two day, collaborative meeting to build the […]

Posted: February 25 2014
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food business planning 101

Fare Resources is a Bay Area-based food and farm business consultancy building strong communities through food business consulting, company fare, and education. In March we are launching a 10-class business planning series for start-up and new food business entrepreneurs. In this series we will guide you through the process of writing a business plan and making your […]

Posted: February 24 2014
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mofga: grow your own organic garden workshops

Locations across Maine April 2, 2014: 6-9 pm Are you concerned about the rising cost of food? Unsure what the term “certified organic” means? Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join MOFGA for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden, where the basics of soil […]

Posted: February 21 2014
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2014 land access symposium

Agrarian Trust, a program of the Schumacher Center for New Economics, is pleased to announce the schedule and line-up for our 2014 Land Access Symposium. In the next 20 years, an estimated 400 million acres of farmland will change hands, as the 70% of farmland owners over the age of 65 retire and pass away. Meanwhile, […]

Posted: February 21 2014
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MOSES new farmer summit

New Farmer Summit April 4-5, 2014 Primrose Valley Farm Belleville, Wisconsin (near New Glarus & Madison) Two full days of workshops, networking, hands-on learning, organic food and fun! 24 workshops focused on issues on the minds of new farmers Pre-summit farm tours with a light lunch April 3 Friday evening dance with live folk music and […]

Posted: February 16 2014
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we suggest organizing a community screening...

Or buy a DVD copy from us to support our work and actually own a physical copy. A But yes! We did manage to get the film distributed on Amazon, available for instant view for $2.99. A The monopolies sure are convenient.

Posted: February 14 2014
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hub camp: the nuts and bolts of local food distribution

Los Angeles, CA: Mar. 16 – 18, 2014 Davis, CA: Apr. 27-29, 2014 Practical training for the entrepreneurs and organizations building the New Food Economy.   Walk away from Hub Camp with a 6-month action plan to hit the ground running! An action-oriented approach to learning, launching and adapting as you grow your local food […]

Posted: February 14 2014
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boulder conference: protecting and caring for earth’s community of life

Boulder, CO Apr. 3- Apr. 7, 2014 The Contemplative Alliance and Naropa University would like to invite Boulder area farmers to join a special gathering of faith and spiritual leaders, civil society, ecological advocates and others from April 3rd to April 7th.  Anyone interested in attending can contact Janelle Surpris directly. Find out more about the […]

Posted: February 14 2014
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moses conference, coming right up.

La Crosse, Wis. Feb. 27 – Mar. 1, 2014 The MOSES Conference, started 25 years ago with 90 people who wanted to learn more about farming organically, has grown to become the country’s foremost educational and networking event for the organic community. The people involved in organic and sustainable farming tend to be passionate about […]

Posted: February 11 2014
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collaboration for mutual aid

Hudson Valley greenhorns, take note. Collaboration for Mutual Aid: Feb. 25th 6-9:30 PM. New small farms are proliferating here in the Valley.  In the coming years, we may face some direct-marketing challenges, but also more potential to work together for mutual benefit. What do we need to capture more value?  How can we  tap the opportunities […]

Posted: February 11 2014
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build your network, grow our future

This upcoming event from the NCFA looks great!  Connecticut Greenhorns, take note. In collaboration with UConn Cooperative Extension, Farm Service Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Service, CT DoAg, and Community Farm of Simsbury, the New CT Farmer Alliance is very happy to present... BUILD YOUR NETWORK, GROW OUR FUTURE A networking event to strengthen Connecticut's agricultural […]

Posted: February 5 2014
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