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Replace Ads with Art

Reject consumerism & celebrate art!

Posted: January 21 2009
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Eat Well on the Way to Obama's Inauguration!

Or wherever you are. Inaugural Eating Starts on the Road to D.C. With the Obamas' much-discussed habit of healthy eating, this week foodies from all over the nation will travel to D.C. to munch up sustainable goodies at two green inaugural balls and revel in the election of our svelte, tech-savvy, 44th president.

Posted: January 18 2009
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The Oakland Institute

There's so much information on the web, so many webpages and widgets to distract or engage us...Here's something that we think is worth your time - The Oakland Institute. The Greenhorns heartily recommends their site for food politics news and briefings, and much more. Right now, there's a great policy brief on the Food Crisis […]

Posted: January 5 2009
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New York Farmers Calendar

Here's a link to a beautiful calendar for 2009, celebrating local farms from Columbia County in Upstate New York. All of the profits from the calendar go to farm-to-table education for urban children. Here's the link to a virtual sample of the calendar, and more details about the project: A great holiday gift for […]

Posted: November 21 2008
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Secretary of Agriculture - let's have a say

Yes We Can influence Obama's choices for Ag Secretary, and other appointments in the USDA! In the last week there has been much exciting talk of potential people Obama could or should choose for Secretary of Agriculture. So how do we take action? Chrys Ostrander of Chrysalis Farm at Tolstoy compiled an amazing list of […]

Posted: November 13 2008
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Greenhorns launch Serve Your Country Food website

Here's the official press release for the Greenhorns newest project, Serve Your Country Food. Young farmers, join the map and share your vision, practices and obstacles, friends of farmers, nominate your favorite farmer to the map!  We’re excited to use this project to make visual the impact of a swelling new force on the American […]

Posted: November 7 2008
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Stakeholder input sought for Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP)

encourage young farmers to attend. Throw in your stake! The 2008 Farm Bill has made available $18 million in fiscal year 2009 to fund a Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) through a competitive grants process administered by CSREES. Stakeholder input for the FY 2009 funding cycle will continue through November 14, 2008. The Request […]

Posted: October 20 2008
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Our long-anticipated online mapping program, SERVE YOUR COUNTRY FOOD is now in its final phase of editing.  We are hoping to fill up the map with lots of little dots, each dot representing a young farmer who has taken the online survey, and committed to serving the country food! Help us make this possible by […]

Posted: October 13 2008
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When we say young farmers we don't mean...

The Fair Labor Standards act, amended in 1996, has no stipulations for treatment of children over 16.  Children 14-15 can do non-hazardous agricultural work after or before school. And children 12-13 can be employed with consent from parents or in the same location as parents place of employment.  Healthier ways of getting your children interested in ag:  […]

Posted: October 9 2008
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Get down with yo' Greenhorn self!

Our friends at ATTRA devoted their fall issue of ATTRAnews to young /beginning farmer issues! note little Greenhorns blurb! A great reminder that the government agencies can be our allies as we navigate the institutional landscape. They are sitting at a desk somewhere, in relative comfort, ready to pick up the phone and hear from […]

Posted: October 8 2008
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wild fermentation

Oh the underground food revolutionaries. Oh the delightful illicit dairy products. The covert wholegrain homebaked crusties. The kitchen jam, the runny custard. These are the pleasures of un-industrial food production and processing-many are the hedonist heros who hold safe traditional food-preparation techniques and technologies. Vote with your fork!  Domestic Artistry! Boycott the microwave, barricade the ready-made, eshew […]

Posted: July 1 2008
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market presales >> online!

Hey everyone -- I know farmers are busy readying the fields and planting, but since I know a lot of you participate in and support farmer's markets, I thought I would pass this along to the group.   Small Farm Central is offering a stand-alone service that helps farmers pre-sell goods to farmer's market customers […]

Posted: June 24 2008
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young farmer zine!

Greenhorns: We are currently working on a zine-guide for beginning farmers to hand out at our young farmer's conference/rabbit roast festivities in July and would love your input! Swimming in the masses of resources out there, we would like to hone in on common obstacles that growers and ranchers face when starting their journey into […]

Posted: June 18 2008
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nominate a young farmer!

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for Glynwood Center’s 6th Annual National Harvest Awards!   The Harvest Awards honor individuals, organizations, and businesses across the United States that do an exceptional job of supporting sustainable agriculture and regional food systems.  Do you know visionary farmers who not only raise amazing food but have also developed innovations in growing, marketing, and […]

Posted: May 20 2008
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webportal for young farmers!

Unleash the depths of your agricultural knowledge on the Webportal for Young Farmers Wiki! We are in the initial stages of creating a webportal for young farmers. Its an online funnel that provides young farmers, apprentices, and new entrants into sustainable agriculture with resources necessary to begin farming or to expand their practice. Its a […]

Posted: April 30 2008
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farm bill update!

We urge those of you who haven't yet called your representatives about the farm bill to take a look at the Sustainable Agriculture Coalition website and call the numbers on the site--we need to seal up the dealio with 15 million for beginning farmer funding (see this action alert to get started). Maybe, or maybe we […]

Posted: April 15 2008
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Posted: March 16 2008
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irresistible bling for the fleet: strida and xtracycle

We're not that into product endorsement. But this Strida collapsible bike is pretty cool, and we do claim to be an articulated mass of cyclists. Areaware just started distributing them in the US, and the best part about it is that you can fold up the Strida bike and put it in the back of […]

Posted: January 29 2008
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found food / dirt diving

Once you start looking, food is all around you, much of it as daily annoyances: blackberries, dandelions, pigeons and possum, deer, elk and porcupine. The Bear Deluxe Magazine, published by ORLO, an Oregon den of art + enviro-ethos, calls for your found recipes. "What about the fresh, free range and seasonably produced food sources that […]

Posted: January 16 2008
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Resources: recommended reading, viewing, listening and more

One of our goals is to provide young farmers, apprentices, and others with the resources necessary to begin farming or to expand their practice. We think that the knowledge of other Greenhorns will provide ballast and an ideal platform from which to share information. We aim to facilitate this information exchange through establishing a website […]

Posted: December 8 2007
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