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agtools technology to reduce waste for growers, shippers and buyers

Despite the fact that 1 in 7 Americans if food insecure, every year, American consumers, businesses, and farms spend $218 billion a year, or 1.3% of GDP, growing, processing, transporting, and disposing  of food that is never eaten. That’s 52 million tons of food sent to landfill annually, plus another 10 million tons that is […]

Posted: October 25 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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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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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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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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an alternative route to farm financing

Looking at a few different crowdsourced financing platforms.

Posted: March 9 2017
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crop planning resources for farmers

'Tis the season for nailing down your crop plan for the Spring! (Hypothetically, this would have been on our to-do lists for early December ago, but I can't be the only one whose holidays got the better of her business agenda, right?) Is this your first time crop planning? Looking to upgrade your system? Maybe you're feeling […]

Posted: January 10 2017
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according to tech wizard lu yoder, this is the machine that he's recommend if living in a boat, small apparent, or out of a station wagon in winters

This vintage machine with heavy gauge steel mechanics is on long-term loan to AMT. It is installed in a cabinet specifically for sewing (do not remove). The Singer 401-A is a good strong machine capable of sewing heavy materials such as Canvas, Denim, Sunbrella, Duck Canvas, & leather as well as light weight materials. Before […]

Posted: January 14 2016
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developing the grape cultivars of the future

With a focus on disease resistance and hardiness, researchers are hard at work developing the grape cultivars of the future. Through a multidisciplinary collaborative project called VitisGen, researchers are are working to decrease the time, effort, and cost of developing these new grapes. According to the VitisGen website, the project “incorporates cutting-edge genomics technology and […]

Posted: December 31 2015
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Today, in incredibly awesome things made available by the internet, a new(ish) website  called Vintage Aerial provides access to over 5 million photos, taken in 41 states over the second half of the twentieth century. Looking to find an aerial photograph of a specific farm, homestead, or rural township? The librarians at the site are nearly positive that […]

Posted: December 27 2015
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PARENTS: a good present for your agrarian


Posted: December 21 2015
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call out for great holiday gifts

It may not be a samurai sword, but these tools are about as close to one as you can get! Hida Tool and Hardware Company features exceptional tools from Japan. Hida Tool is your source for woodworking tools, gardening tools, and kitchen knives that continue the metalworking traditions of the samurai sword makers. History of […]

Posted: November 30 2015
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patagonia starts to sell peasants' food

[vimeo 107305950 w=500 h=281] What we eat does more than just fill our stomachs and nourish our bodies; good food lifts our spirits and helps us understand the world a little better. We aim to make the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and perhaps most important, inspire solutions to the environmental crisis. And nowhere […]

Posted: November 23 2015
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usda makes another website

USDA has a new website and you can see it here.  Its purpose is to support new farmers and is pretty awesome. We are thankful for the websites, USDA! What we'd like is a national land bank that holds land in transition and allows young farmers to buy their way into ownership over the course of 30 […]

Posted: November 17 2015
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solar electric tractor model 12

[youtube] by Steve Heckeroth

Posted: June 1 2015
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apply to the community seed resource program!

The Community Seed Resource Program (CSRP) provides tools and guidance to community groups interested in creating seed-focused events, exchanges, libraries and gardens. It is a collaboration between Seed Matters and Seed Savers Exchange to support community seed initiatives and empower community organizing around sustainable seed. The CSRP offers three resources to empower community organizing around […]

Posted: November 14 2014
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amazing archive of useful farm equipment

The Farm Show Archives go back to 1977. You can read 3 articles for free, or subscribe for full access.

Posted: July 23 2014
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crop planning!

Todd Jones of Every Last Morsel shares a crop planning tool! Todd Jones, [email protected] Google Spreadsheet:

Posted: June 25 2014
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future organic farmer grant fund is open for grant applications

Let your future organic farmers know. The CCOF Foundation, in collaboration with partner organizations UNFI Foundation, Driscoll’s, Organic Valley, Bradmer Foods, and National Cooperative Grocers Association will be making grants in three educational categories in 2014. Categories and requirements are: Kindergarten through Eighth Grade: Grants for in-classroom organic projects in California $1,000 grants available for 10 […]

Posted: April 18 2014
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a lesson in working with designers to get a nice logo done

Have you ever wondered how the Non GMO Project Verified seal was developed? This article interviews Barry Deutsch of Deutsch Design Works to give perspective of how the logo process evolved to become the celebrated butterfly icon used today.

Posted: March 6 2014
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the kelly kettle -- a trick we learned in the uk

For making mid-morning tea out in the field!  Also known as a Storm Kettle, and offered by Lehman's and by (UK) The hollow kettle, made of double skinned aluminum, surrounds the fire you build in the base. The water absorbs the fire's heat in an amazingly efficient manner. Add fuel (paper, leaves, sticks, wood) […]

Posted: February 18 2014
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tool lending

[vimeo] The Sustainable Agriculture Tool Lending Library came to be through George O'Neal of Lil' Farm and his girlfriend Kelly Owensby: realizing how difficult it was for George, as a young farmer, to rent or buy equipment for his farm in Timberlake, they came up with the plan to become a cooperative with ten […]

Posted: January 6 2014
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natural waterproofing

It's not everyday that we find a product so PERFECTLY in synch with  small  research projects. We've been learning about waterproofing for canvas / nautical applications, and here is a home kitchen version! Beeswrap

Posted: September 11 2013
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much afoot, ahoof and aweft

at Fibershed. Always a good reminder. Fibershed is a non-profit organization that provides experiential education that both generates awareness, and teaches the necessary skills within our community to build and sustain a thriving bioregional textile culture that functions hand-in-hand with principles of ecological balance, local economies, and regional organic agriculture..

Posted: August 28 2013
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diy gmo testing!

Use this kit from Agdia Biofords to test for traces of gmo contamination in your crops!! Check it out here-- available for corn, sugar beets, cotton, soybeans.

Posted: August 4 2013
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mud creek farm - the electric tractor

Great video, great farm, great tractor. [vimeo]

Posted: June 10 2013
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Some of you with commercial kitchens might benefit from this. Gredio.  Software applications for tiny food companies. [youtube=]  

Posted: June 10 2013
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crop planning genius

Tech-Savvy Maine farmer Clayton Carter of Fail Better Farm created this sweet crop-planning software and has offered it up for free!  If you've always wanted to be more organized but couldn't find the time, this is your lucky day.  Here's the deal: You've found a sweet piece of land, ordered a pile of seeds, rigged […]

Posted: April 1 2013
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hip hip hurray: kids with skillsets


Posted: December 20 2012
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if your market plan calls for making 'fancy treats'

consider marketing them online at this new fancy treat site Seems like the have strong inventory of locally made products. Salves? lip gloss? Caramels?

Posted: December 9 2012
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a cool company that makes notebooks for farmers

still looking for the perfect holiday gift for the favorite farmer in your life? we're digging these nifty notebooks by Field Notes !

Posted: December 8 2012
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straddle that combine, greenhorns.

ALLIS-CHALMERS ALL CROP Harvester Technical Forum & Operator Round Table With Tom Yasnowski – Saturday November 3, 2012,  8:30 – 4:30 pm at Spring Creek Farm, 65 Drown Lane,  Lyman, Maine AC Combine Clinic Flyer AC Clinic Registration  

Posted: October 15 2012
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an app for growing food

send to us by Rachel, who writes: "I wanted to let you know about the debut of our new app for food gardeners, Agrisaurus (aka "Ag-Resource") For the past two years, we here at Farmscape have been developing Agrisaurus to help gardeners find more success in their plots. We want to make designing, planning, and managing a […]

Posted: September 30 2012
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organic, made in the usa workwear

We like this idea. Let's show them some support! Totem Industries on Kickstarter Totem Industries is a small company out of Boulder, CO, with the goal of getting good people into cool and durable clothes at a reasonable cost.  We have been manufacturing clothing domestically since our inception in 2004. We started as a backcountry […]

Posted: September 12 2012
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get dusty

ohh la la, new greenhorn swag on our etsy page -- bandanas, posters, stickers galore ! these bandana beauties are screen printed by the lovely laura cline, artwork by brooke budner.

Posted: June 15 2012
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farmhack IOWA and the design charette!

We're very excited for farmack Iowa NEXT WEEK!  Don't forget to RSVP. Here's the latest: Farm Hack Iowa team is way excited for next Wednesday, and we hope you are too.  We wanted to give you all a few updates on the event, and also introduce one aspect of the Farm Hack process: the design […]

Posted: June 13 2012
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sweet little baskets called trugs

Made by a nice man in the UK out of Chesnut: These Myrtlewood trugs are made in Oregon. Less expensive Tubtrugs are made in Spain of food grade plastic and can be purchased from Johnny's.

Posted: May 29 2012
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healing arts CSA shares

COLLABORATIVE HEALING ARTS CSA SHARES! massage - acupuncture herbs - allied modalities // accessibility & opportunity for families, farmers & community WHY A HEALING ARTS CSA SHARE? We believe that the healing arts we practice can be of great benefit to many people, but so-called complementary therapies are often only available at prices that for many people are […]

Posted: May 27 2012
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ambika's bikinis are flying hot

she makes them out of rabbit fur angora rabbits, french kind, which are dual purpose she combs them gently with a kind of metal brush and spins it into yarn to make sexiest bikinis ever conceived

Posted: April 14 2012
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for women who weld, and fabricate

a new model for transportation in a metropolis ! boston-based Metro Pedal Power offers delivery in urban areas with their emissions-free pedal-trucks work in all weather, carrying up to 500 lbs. PLUS they custom-make snazzy/sassy bikes/trikes to fit your needs. this THIS awesome recycling creation. they also provide local parcel service, route delivery and on-demand trucking […]

Posted: April 13 2012
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