The success of the next generation of farmers and ranchers is crucially dependant on whether they can secure suitable land to start and expand their operations. According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, the number of new farmers and ranchers in the United States decreased 20 percent from 2007 and hit a 30-year low. In acknowledgement […]
Biannual film fest in Madison is looking for projects focused on this years theme of Land.
Apply for Glynwood Farm's Business Incubator! The deadline for initial applications and letters of intent for Glynwood’s Hudson Valley Farm Business Incubator (HVFBI) has been extended to January 6, 2017, with the 2017 program beginning in early next May. HVFBI is taking the "long view" on supporting a new generation of farmers in the region, equipping participants with […]
Two ways to listen to Severine speak on the Agrarian Trust and the ongoing symposium in Northern New Mexico in New Mexico. First, listen here to hear her on Santa Fe Public Radio's The Garden Show. Second, Severine is live today on Family Farm Radio! Get your listen on!
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Farmers who have, would like to, or are currently leasing farm land, you input is needed! Imagine that after a tiring search of rental properties, you have finally found the right plot of land to farm on, but you have little experience with legal matters and feel like your lease agreements are written in a foreign language-- […]
[vimeo 107812653 w=500 h=281] This video is put out by Fairphone, an Netherlands-based company that produces smart phones with opaque, open, and more socially-responsible supply chains. If this sounds like a plug for the company, it's not, per say. If you're going to get a smartphone, Fairphone is obviously a great alternative to larger corporations. But, what […]
JUST FOOD? FORUM ON LAND USE, RIGHTS AND ECOLOGY A CONFERENCE EXPLORING LAND AND THE FOOD SYSTEM: HOW LAND AFFECTS WHAT WE EAT, WHO WE ARE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT WE LIVE IN March 25–26, 2016 Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts This year's Just Food? conference will examine the relationship between people and land, primarily […]
Impact of Site C Dam on B.C. Farmland Far More Dire Than Reported, Local Farmers Show By Sarah Cox • Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 12:43 Reposted from DESMOG CANADA "Clay and Katy Peck are just the type of young farming family that B.C. Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick says his government wants to support to ensure “a reliable food […]
Excerpt from: How Pope Francis is Reviving Radical Catholic Economics- Some Catholics have been quietly practicing them all along. By Nathan Schneider September 9, 2015 My friend Ryan Patrico, a doctoral student in history at Yale, noticed something curious while studying the German nuns whose convents wound up in Protestant regions in the early, bloody days […]
Activists working on issues related to land and water and academics from the humanities and social sciences will gather to discuss tensions between environmental stress, ecological realities, and human institutions. Find out more here: http://landandwaterconference.com/
SEVERINE FLEMING, Agrarian A New Economy on the Land Severine is a farmer, activist, and organizer based in the Champlain Valley of New York. She is founder and director of The Greenhorns, a grassroots cultural organization with the mission to promote, recruit and support a growing movement of young farmers and ranchers in America. The entering […]
Farmers, Farm owners and land trusts send us your RFPs, job openings or proposals here. Sample Farm Job/ Land Opportunities: Raw Farmland for Lease Warwick, NY (8/31/2014) Reise Farm: Request for Proposal Puyallup River Valley, WA (8/8/2014) Year-Round Vegetable Grower/Farmer Wanted to Start CSA Maitri Farm Amenia, NY (7/16/2014) Farm for Sale James City County, […]