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the shortage of livestock veterinarians is reaching "crisis levels"

Even after the lamb comes, the ewe continues to strain. Sticky with afterbirth, the ram lamb calls to his mother in quavering tenor, but though she lifts her head in his direction and lets out a low moan of response, her heaving sides won’t let her rise and go to him. In the compounded darkness […]

Posted: May 9 2017
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the true story of a farm turned cult

Greenhorns contributor Helen Zuman has a wild story to tell.

Posted: March 15 2017
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supporting black and brown farmers: NC's earthseed land cooperative is doing beautiful transformative work in their community, and they need our help

Support Earthseed Land Cooperative: a group of young black and brown agrarians who are on a mission to create community resilience through cooperative ownership of land and resources.

Posted: February 7 2017
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NPR's the salt puts spotlight on industrial ag workers

We don't often see mainstream media outlets report on the often invisible farm workers that hold up so much of American agriculture-- let alone do in depth and humanizing interviews with them. So, in case you missed it, we wanted to bring your attention to a series created by Dan Charles for NPR's The Salt in which […]

Posted: July 27 2016
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affordable sustainable ag education opportunity for north carolina folks

Located at the very center of North Carolina’s local food and farming scene, the Sustainable Agriculture Program at Central Carolina Community College is a unique opportunity for sustainable agriculture education. At CCCC’s sustainable agriculture program students have the opportunity for "Real Farming- Right Now". The Pittsboro, NC based program has an on-campus, year-round certified organic […]

Posted: July 26 2016
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apply for amazing farm incubator program in NC

The Roots & Fruits Farm Business Incubator in Black Mountan, NC provides the tools and resources aspiring agricultural entrepreneurs need to develop and manage viable farm enterprises in Appalachia. The Incubator reduces the traditional barriers to success for new farm businesses by providing access to land, shared equipment, infrastructure, low-interest capital, business mentoring, and training […]

Posted: July 5 2016
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hollerin' - the original group chat

[youtube] Hollerin' is considered by some to be the earliest form of communication between humans. It is a traditional form of communication used in rural areas before the days of telecommunications to convey long-distance messages. Evidence of hollerin', or derivations thereof such as yodeling or hunting cries, exists worldwide among many early peoples and […]

Posted: February 15 2016
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environmental racisim: hog farms in north carolina

The first thing Violet Branch does when she wakes up is to inhale through her nose to see whether the smell of hog excrement from across the street has seeped into her home again. “Sometimes when I wake up the odor is in the house. Sometimes before I go to bed, the odor is in […]

Posted: November 14 2015
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apply to be a faith fellow

Application deadline is November 1st. Fellowship dates: January 11 – 14, 2016  Location: Stoneville, North Carolina What: A holistic leadership development program for young North American faith leaders (we define "faith leader" broadly) who are exploring vocational issues focused in the areas of food justice, sustainable agriculture, climate change, and ecological resilience. Why: There are […]

Posted: October 15 2015
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north carolina: rural academy theatre will be clip-clopping your way soon!


Posted: September 7 2015
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rural academy theater fall tour!

Check out the schedule here. BREAKING NEWS FROM YOUR FAVORITE HORSE PULLED THEATER… This fall The Rural Academy Theater will clip clop its way into your back yard and heart with a full array of exciting new material to inspire, charm, divert and incite. The ambassadors of The Slow Theater Movement bring with them an […]

Posted: September 10 2014
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young farmer mixer in raleigh, nc

National Young Farmers Coalition and Rural Coalition: Young Farmer Mixer9/14/2014 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pmOld Milburnie Farm, Raleigh, NC Join us for a Farm Aid after-party with wood-fired pizza, cold brews and the company of fellow young and beginning farmers from central North Carolina and beyond. Visit for more info & RSVP.

Posted: September 8 2014
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manual and youtube channel on good agricultural practices (GAP)

This manual provides real-world examples of how small, diversified farms can cost-effectively manage food safety risk, and meet the standards set in the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification program. The goal was to see whether it was possible for these types of farms to actually pass a GAP audit, without breaking the […]

Posted: August 8 2014
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growing the grower

a short piece about one greenhorn in North Carolina.  The article also mentions an important  N.C.  incubator farm - the Farmer Incubator and Grower Project, which greenhorns in the area might want to check out! Growing the Grower at Octopus Garden by Kellyn Montgomery for Catawba County Extension A few weeks ago, I talked about […]

Posted: February 10 2014
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real value

another important film seeking funding. Real Value. Real Value is a feature length independent documentary that explores real, profitable businesses that choose to focus not just on the bottom line, but on the health of their surrounding communities and the environment.

Posted: June 11 2013
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north carolina apprenticeship

Farm in the Beautiful Mountains of North Carolina! We have a position open for farm work for trade of room and board.  We have a small farm 30 minutes outside of Asheville and we raise sheep for lamb and wool (40 head flock), have a small flock of Heritage poultry and fowl and grow small-scale […]

Posted: May 1 2013
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farmland available - NC

Arden NC (20 minutes SW of Asheville). We are searching for a farmer who is interested in putting our small plot of land into production.  This is land only, no housing; just under 3 acres of flat land w/2 streams (unnamed stream and Avery’s Creek - *might* be useable for irrigation). There is a somewhat […]

Posted: January 2 2012
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north carolina farmland

Farmland available – Arden NC (20 minutes SW of Asheville). We are searching for a farmer who is interested in putting our small plot of land into production.  This is land only, no housing; just under 3 acres of flat land w/2 streams (unnamed stream and Avery’s Creek - *might* be useable for irrigation). There […]

Posted: December 22 2011
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room for rent @ eightfold farm

There is a room for rent at Eightfold Farm with shared kitchen and bath. The farm is located in Pfafftown, NC- twenty minutes from downtown Winston-Salem. Situated on seven acres of former cow pasture, the farm sees great sunrises/sets and a view of downtown Winston-Salem in the distance. Looking for a roommate who is financially […]

Posted: November 9 2011
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so wonderful. alix has major talent.

RAFI is proud to announce our new resource, NC Farmer Voices.  NC Farmer Voices is a collection of stories—in photographs, sound, and multimedia—about farmer entrepreneurs on the frontier of agricultural innovation. Each farmer featured is a participant in RAFI’s Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Program, which provides cost-share grants to farmers and community groups that are developing new sources of […]

Posted: July 19 2011
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business training - making it happen in more places

Carolina Farm Credit is now accepting applications for the third class to participate in an e-learning financial and business planning course.  The Ag Biz Planner curriculum includes financial and business planning, budgeting and other money matters essential to a farm’s success. Carolina Farm Credit is offering the Farm Credit University on-line program in conjunction with […]

Posted: July 18 2011
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5th Annual Pollinator Day Saturday May 14!

damn do we love debbie roos. She is an extension agent down in North carolina  and a hero in that role. When we talk about 'service providers' for farmers she is one who exemplifies that. ------- Come join the Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Chatham County Beekeepers' Association for our […]

Posted: May 12 2011
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the ground we walk on - tonight!

Local Histories: The Ground We Walk On This inaugural exhibition at Chapel Hill’s new temporary art space at 523 E. Franklin Street, Local Histories: The Ground We Walk On, explores Alfredo Jaar’s idea that “place can not be global” Issues of histories and institutions of communities, family, place; commemorative responses; heroes; folklore and buried truths; […]

Posted: April 11 2011
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project partner in North Carolina

if you know any carolinian crafty farmer types. send them our way. we are working on the flyer

Posted: March 3 2011