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September 5, 2017

PA-WAgN and Presenting Sponsor Kitchen Table Consultants (in cooperation with Community Partner PASA) present our annual symposium on December 6, 2017 at Celebration Hall in State College, PA. Cost is $50 for the day which includes lunch and snacks. Some scholarships are available.

September 5, 2017

Join Penn State Extension at Scholl Orchards to learn about the Models for the Future research project and to see results on cover crops, nematodes, and soil health.

September 5, 2017

The Value-Added Producer Grant is a resource for anyone looking to start or enhance an already value-added product sales asset to farm sales.

September 5, 2017

Upcoming webinar from Michigan State looks at Farm Markets and the influence on economic growth. may be of interest for all working with or selling at farmers markets.

May 8, 2017

Farmers enter into organic production for many reasons, chief among them are typically a concern for the conservation of natural resources and environmental protection and a desire to benefit from the higher price points that organic products typically demand.

April 24, 2017

Check out archived Farminars on our website and stay tuned for new Farminars coming your way.

April 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2017—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a report, Community Supported Agriculture: New Models for Changing Markets, highlighting six case studies of farmers using the community supported agriculture (CSA) direct-to-consumer business model and how that model has changed since the 1980s.

April 24, 2017

This survey provides SARE with vital information that helps them to understand why farmers do or don’t use cover crops and how cover crops have benefitted those farmers who do use them. Survey results from the past four years have been extremely beneficial to informing research needs, policy making, and outreach regarding cover crops.

April 11, 2017

Do you have a passion for change and a background in social volunteering, academia, technology, start-ups, journalism or blogging?

April 11, 2017

Farmers and ranchers can better clean and conserve water, improve the quality of soil and air and enhance wildlife habitat by using a variety of tools.

March 14, 2017

Wild Farm Alliance (WFA) recently released two publications to support organic farmers as they incorporate biodiversity practices into their operations. There is a direct linkage between conservation practices on the farm and National Organic Program (NOP) standards, and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) can and should play a critical role in ensuring that conservation programs and support are accessible and appropriate for organic and transitioning-to-organic participants.

March 14, 2017

In case you can't make it to the farm, check out the webinar opportunities.

March 14, 2017

University of Vermont researchers have introduced a new mobile app that will calculate the crop productivity and pollination benefits of supporting endangered bees.

March 14, 2017

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) has released a revised version of How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch.

March 14, 2017

Which U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies have programs that are tailored to meet the needs of diversified farming operations, organic growers, or beginning farmers? What resources are available for small- and mid-sized growers looking to reach expanding regional markets, and where can you find them?

March 14, 2017

Practical Farmers of Iowa is making videos, presentation slides, and handouts available free online from sessions at its annual conference, held in January 2017.

March 14, 2017

The two-year Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship Program is accepting applicants. The program requires 4,000 hours of instruction, including 277 hours of online classes, and on-the-job training.

March 14, 2017

Penn State research published in Bioscience suggests that world food production likely will need to increase between 25% and 70% to meet 2050 demand, rather than needing to double as is frequently posited. Furthermore, according to the researchers, agriculture's environmental impacts are increasing and must drop dramatically to maintain clean water and stabilize the climate.

March 14, 2017

A three-year experiment in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania explored the best times and methods for crimping cover crops, reports the American Society of Agronomy.

March 14, 2017

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture released Letters to a Young Farmer, a book which compiles insight from some of the most influential farmers, writers, and leaders in the food system in an anthology of essays and letters.