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allegheny mountain institute is now accepting applications for their farm and food education fellowship.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQgkIrf21w0?ecver=1&w=640&h=360] Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) is seeking applicants for its fully-funded Fellowship program. Now in its seventh year, the 18-month Fellowship prepares and empowers individuals to become teachers and ambassadors for a more vibrant and accessible local food system. Selected Fellows spend six months in immersive training on their mountain farm campus (Phase I) […]

Posted: November 8 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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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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rural route film tour 2017

Check out the sweet trailer for the the Rural Route Film Tour!

Posted: March 14 2017
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farmaid 2016

This year's Farm Aid concert is scheduled for September 17 in Bristow, VA. Featuring: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson and many more artists. Get the full lineup here. Tickets went on pre-sale last week!

Posted: June 28 2016
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farm aid 2016 concert details!

https://1efnyhsj63r2fo5g01erbmcv-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/farm_aid_2016_logo-3400x1560-white-1024x470.png Farm Aid’s annual concert is an all-day music and food festival, featuring a unique lineup of artists and genres and family farm-identified, local and organic foods with its own HOMEGROWN Concessions®. In Farm Aid’s HOMEGROWN Village, attendees will have the chance to meet farmers, engage in hands-on food and farm activities, and learn about […]

Posted: June 22 2016
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virginia farmers share their stories

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN2tlgMbCmw] Earlier this year, The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition sat down with the owners of five farms across Virginia to talk with them about their enterprises. They asked them how they got started in farming, where they sell their products, how they handle their labor, and so much more! These conversations were recorded […]

Posted: February 22 2016
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save the date: national small farm conference

Posted: October 24 2015
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farmland leasing workshop in virginia's piedmont region

Calling all farmers and landowners! Are you a farmer looking for land to lease? What about a landowner who wants to lease your land? If this sounds like you, join Piedmont Environmental Council for one of two free workshops to learn more about leasing land, hear stories about current lease arrangements, and network with other […]

Posted: October 19 2015
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VSDBF farm to table dinner

The Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind (VSDB) Foundation and Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) have partnered together on an event to raise awareness related to the educational benefits of urban gardening and its impact to our schools and local community. The first annual “Farm to Table” dinner will be held on Saturday, August 22nd […]

Posted: August 3 2015
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the awful reign of the red delicious. #eatuglyapples

At the supermarket near his home in central Virginia, Tom Burford likes to loiter by the display of Red Delicious. He waits until he spots a store manager. Then he picks up one of the glossy apples and, with a flourish, scrapes his fingernail into the wax: T-O-M. “We can’t sell that now,” the manager […]

Posted: September 12 2014
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food freedom fest

coming up in September, and honoring Joel Salatin. Food Freedom Fest Celebrates Local Food Hero Farmers, foodies, politicians and others dedicated to advancing food freedom unite for a weekend festival in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia on September 5-6, 2014.  Organized by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense (FTCLDF), Food Freedom Fest is a fun, educational […]

Posted: July 28 2014
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young & beginning farmer mixer!

On October 19th, local heirloom seed savers and worker-owned co-operative Southern Exposure Seed Exchange will be hosting a Young Farmer's Mixer to facilitate an enriching community building experience, provide networking opportunities and have fun.  We want to provide young farmers and young farmer recruits with access to examples of financially viable business models for new farms, homesteading resources and land […]

Posted: October 7 2013
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apply for 2014 allegheny mountain school fellowship!

Allegheny Mountain School is seeking seven to nine inspiring individuals to participate in the fourth cohort of our 18 month fully-funded fellowship program.   Applications are available on our website,www.alleghenymountainschool.org.  The deadline to submit your application is December 15, 2013.  Interviews begin January, 2014. Allegheny Mountain School (AMS) was founded in 2011 as a not-for-profit experiential fellowship […]

Posted: September 21 2013
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harvest table farm seeks manager

The Meadowview Farmers' Guild and Harvest Table Restaurant are currently accepting applications for the position of farm manager for the Harvest Table Farm. This position is a salaried and full-time position, and requires that the person occupy the residence at the farm. The position has three primary responsibility categories. First, to operate the 3-acre sustainable […]

Posted: February 12 2013
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Come check out the Young Farmer Zone this year at Heritage Harvest Festival, Sept. 15th The Young Farmer Zone will be a place at the festival where those interested in farming, young farmers, and supporters of young farmers can share information and resources, showcase young farmer successes, and facilitate networking.  

Posted: September 11 2012
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fall biodynamic workshop

Fall Intensive Workshop, Wednesday, October 31st through Sunday, November 4th in Woolwine, Virginia. Harvesting of sheaths and the making of the Biodynamic preparations, including spray and compost preps and barrel compost.  Five days of hands-on workshops and lectures. Guest Speaker - Brian Wickert, Viroqua, WI. All meals included.  Some lodging is available. Camping in tents […]

Posted: August 23 2012
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land opportunity, central VA

in exchange for some livestock care.  This is a good start-up opportunity for a landless greenhorn. Red Row Farm is a very small, organic farm to table operation in Esmont, VA (30 minutes south of Charlottesville).  We just opened another restaurant, so this year our focus is very much skewed to the table side of […]

Posted: February 14 2012
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land available, virginia

As most of you know, we stopped growing for market in 2011. This year we have turned our attention to finding people who may be the right buyers for a new configuration of the farm. In 1973 we bought 60 acres in western Loudoun County, our part of a purchase of 400 acres –nearly ½ […]

Posted: October 12 2011
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young farmers, lobby at state level

Farmer objects to bill on livestock treatment from the Daily Progress By Bryan McKenzie On Davis Creek Farm in bucolic Nelson County near the non-incorporated community of Old Myndus they raise animals for people to eat, but that doesn’t mean the family farmers don’t want the animals to be well treated. In fact, that’s why […]

Posted: February 17 2011
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the route 250 project

The Route 250 Fellowship ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN SCHOOL (rural)
 & TRICYCLE GARDENS (urban) MISSION: Tricycle Gardens + Allegheny Mountain School work together to provide intensive training for young adults in sustainable agriculture and ecological systems development and management. VISION: Everybody who completes the rural program will extend their knowledge to 10 people in an urban environment. […]

Posted: January 13 2011