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applications for calypso farm & ecology center's 2018 farmer training program are now open!

Calypso Farm & Ecology Center (Fairbanks, AK) is now recruiting applications for their 2018 Farmer Training Program, a 5-month immersive residential programs. The Program runs from May 7th to September 29th, 2018  and is designed to equip participants to become self-reliant farmers through immersion in all aspects of farm operations, working alongside experienced farmers for an entire […]

Posted: October 24 2017
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open gate field day: ortensi farm ny

Open Gate: Ortensi Farm Day November 11, 2017 Ortensi Farm in Richfield Springs, NY Tickets $25, includes lunch!   Ortensi Farm Day is part of HMI's Open Gate Learning Series. Open Gates are peer-to-peer action-based learning days with short presentations and small group exercises geared for participants to share discoveries and management techniques with guidance from experienced […]

Posted: October 24 2017
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join the climate justice movement.

As part of Food Week of Action, the Presbyterian mission, sponsors of the week, bring us a message of climate justice today. God created the earth, and it is sacred. As Psalm 24:1 proclaims, “The earth is the Lord’s, and all that is in it.” Therefore we are called to stewardship of the earth. When […]

Posted: October 20 2017
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the farm school is now accepting applications for 2018

Program Dates: October 2018 - September 2019 Since 2002, The Farm School has offered a practical, real-world agricultural education for aspiring farmers, educators and community leaders. The Learn to Farm program is a full-time, residential immersion in the work and rhythms of sustainable farm life. Everyday, and in every way, student farmers at The Farm School […]

Posted: October 19 2017
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new resource: national sustainable agriculture oral history archive

The National Sustainable Agriculture Oral History Archive is a collection of interviews with people who have been instrumental in the development and implementation of public policies to advance sustainable agriculture in the United States. It was started in 2015 and has been growing ever since. Several of the interviews are with key members of the National […]

Posted: October 12 2017
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check out this amazing workshop on managing cattle, soil health, and local food economies in colorado.

This workshop takes place on October 18th - 19th at Adams State University.  It is led by Dr. Allen Williams, a champion of the grass-fed beef industry as well as cutting edge grazing methodology. Dr. Williams helps restore natural soil water retention and reduce runoff, increase land productivity, enhance plant and wildlife biodiversity, and produce […]

Posted: October 10 2017
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farmer fundraiser in santa fe for a lending tool library

The Northern New Mexico Young Farmers Alliance, (affiliate of the National Young Farmers Coalition and Rocky Mountain Farmers Union) is hosting a “Farmer Fundraiser” next week in support of a greater-Santa Fe Tool Lending Library next week. There will be a local food supper, beer and entertainment provided and it takes place on Thursday, October […]

Posted: October 5 2017
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upcoming: heritage livestock conference

The Livestock Conservancy are holding their annual conference in Williamsburg VA from November 9th-12th 2017. The Livestock Conservancy, is a national nonprofit which plays an important role in educating the public about heritage livestock breeds on both a national and international scale. Speakers include Deborah Niemann-Boehle, a heritage breed farmer and author of three books on […]

Posted: October 3 2017
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last chance to register for cornell rotational grazing skills course this weekend!

This weekend, Friday August 25th - Saturday August 26th CCEE Livestock Educator Jason Detzel is running a 2 day hands on clinic on rotational grazing. Over the course of the weekend you will learn the practical skills necessary for implementing a rotational grazing system on your farm to improve the overall health and efficiency of […]

Posted: August 21 2017
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the right to repair movement takes on apple and john deere in nebraska

"Kyle is one of many farmers in the US fighting for the right to repair their equipment. He and others are getting behind Nebraska’s “Fair Repair” bill, which would require companies to provide consumers and independent repair shops access to service manuals, diagnostic tools and parts so they aren’t limited to a single supplier. They […]

Posted: August 18 2017
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solar cookers, the simple solution to a host of complex challenges?

Solar cookers could not be more simple in many ways, their basic means of operation catches the suns rays and uses this heat to cook food. Some use aluminium coated plastic to do this while others other means to achieve the same effect. Either way, the opportunities afforded by solar cookers go far beyond household […]

Posted: August 5 2017
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SAFN award deadlines extended until july 28th 2017

The Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition has just announced that the deadlines for both the Christine Wilson Award and the Thomas Marchione Award have been extended until July 28th. Eligible candidates do not need to be either an anthropologist or a member of SAFN to apply. The Thomas Marchione award is presented […]

Posted: July 21 2017
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wright-locke farm's speaker series july 19th 2017 - molly anderson

As part of their 2017 speaker series, Wright-Locke Farm are hosting their second monthly speaker, Molly Anderson, on July 19th. Molly is a professor of food studies at Middlebury College, a member of the Network Design Team of Food Solutions in New England and is co-author of  A New England Food Vision 2060: Healthy Food […]

Posted: July 18 2017
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calling all artists: remembrance day for lost species needs your help!

The ONCA are looking for contributions for Remembrance Day for Lost Species 2017. Human created pollution, climate change and deforestation is causing unprecedented species loss. 40% of the wildlife on earth has disappeared in the last 40 years. Remembrance Day for Lost Species is a chance each year to learn and tell the stories of species […]

Posted: July 7 2017
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largest field study of its kind shows that pesticide use is killing bees.

We posted last week about a study carried out on bee populations in NNY and the effects that pathogens and parasites are having on bee populations in the region, however it seems as though bee health is the flavour of the month as another, much larger study has just been released which studied the effects […]

Posted: July 3 2017
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workshop: regenerative agroforestry in hawaii.

Hawaii based Agroforestry Net and FARM Centre are teaming up to offer the Aloha Syntropica-Regenerative Agroforestry Workshop series in Hawi, North Kohala, Hawaii from August 20th to 31st, 2017. The workshops are designed to immerse farmers in regenerative agroforestry and will include personal training in the theory and practice of planning, planting and managing diverse […]

Posted: July 2 2017
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the right to repair and the role of open source technology.

The right to repair movement is gaining traction across the globe despite pushback from powerful industries, however there is little dispute that it is being led by farmers seeking alternatives to costly licensing restrictions. Farm Hacks and open source technology are issues that are close to our hearts here at Greenhorns and we are delighted […]

Posted: June 29 2017
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sowing the seeds of food sovereignty.

The mission of A Growing Culture is "supporting farmers to reshape the food system" to ensure that the future of agriculture is just, sustainable  and supportive of farmers. We are very excited about the wide range of resources they have to support farmers, not least their much anticipated Library for Food Sovereignty. The library, due for release in […]

Posted: June 28 2017
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Northern NY Bee Health Survey Results Reveal Insights Into Colony Loss.

  Bee colony loss is an increasingly serious issue for the entire beekeeping industry causing in some cases an unsustainable loss of 1/3 of beekeepers operations. In response to increasing levels of colony loss, the first ever survey of parasites and pathogens in regional bee colonies has just been carried out and released by the […]

Posted: June 27 2017
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accessible innovation

An interesting wind powered sailing initiative that is documenting different low-tech solutions from around the world.

Posted: May 8 2017
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(some more) awesome western ranch apprenticeships

Two opportunities to join some awesome ranches in Colorado and California!

Posted: April 21 2017
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if you wanted to track your local wind patterns...

A great tool for those of us who a. love beautiful interactive maps, and b. rely on up-to-date weather information.

Posted: April 12 2017
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three top-notch videos on farm hack

Springtime's got us all excited about agricultural innovation, and we're pulling these farm hack videos out of retirement.

Posted: April 3 2017
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calling all artists: ecofarm needs your work!

Your artwork could help promote the next EcoFarm Conference in Pacific Grove, CA!

Posted: March 29 2017
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seedy films

A step-by-step video series on seed saving for 32 vegetable crops.

Posted: March 24 2017
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talking empires: cotton and capitalism

Watch this awesome lecture on the relationship between the history of cotton and capitalism.

Posted: March 23 2017
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call for film submissions

Biannual film fest in Madison is looking for projects focused on this years theme of Land.

Posted: March 15 2017
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job opportunities like this signal brighter days

Farmer in residence position in Huntly, Scotland.

Posted: March 13 2017
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an alternative route to farm financing

Looking at a few different crowdsourced financing platforms.

Posted: March 9 2017
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the farmers aren't alright

A discussion between farmers on mental health and the challenges of being well while you work.

Posted: March 7 2017
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the incredible american-made, open source, radically accessible, and utterly adaptable tractor

The Oggún company created an innovative business model to build the perfect tractor-- and to make it affordable to small farmers everywhere.

Posted: February 28 2017
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before you throw rocks, read this book

Tech companies and the digital economy don't have to be all bad!

Posted: February 22 2017
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talkin healthcare for farmers

Vermont Public Radio article on the challenges new and old farmers face when accessing affordable health insurance.

Posted: February 20 2017
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urban farming fellowships in berkeley, california

Urban Adamah in Berkeley, CA is now accepting applications for its spring, summer, and fall fellowships.

Posted: February 17 2017
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"agriculture has been one of the greatest blessings and curses to civilization"

Mark Shepard, restoration agriculture guru, is teaching a workshop in Stephentown, NY.

Posted: February 16 2017
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rerural: notes on engaging with our towns

In a time of heated rhetoric and disillusion how do we find ways to participate and join in with the communities and rural populations that we are moving to?

Posted: February 15 2017
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learn to farm in faith at the parish school in norwood, oh

Applications being accepted now for Parish Farming School in Norwood, OH. All who are interested in the intersection of urban farming, food and faith are invited to submit an application to the Parish Farming School of Eucharistic Discipleship in Norwood, Ohio (a city smack dab in the middle of Cincinnati). It is a chance to […]

Posted: February 14 2017
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full scholarships for mediation training in the nys agricultural mediation program

The NYS Agricultural Mediation Program is offering scholarships for mediation training to folks rooted in rural agrarian communities.

Posted: February 8 2017
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learn to farm on an island in washington

The Organic Farm School offers 8-month long experiential farmer training-- they offer need-based scholarships and are still accepting applicants for 2017.

Posted: February 7 2017
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certificate program in organic ag from the rodale institute in the mid-atlantic

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9XXRZbeEek&w=560&h=315] Looking for a well-rounded training in organic farming? Have military service? The Rodale Institue and the Delware Valley University partner together to create a 36-credit certificate program in organic agriculture. Formatted specifically for veterans who are interested in agriculture, the program is also open to interested civilians. The program spans one year and […]

Posted: February 3 2017