Check out archived Farminars on our website and stay tuned for new Farminars coming your way.
Registration is now open for Penn State Extension's Introduction to Vegetable Production Course! This is an 8-session course for those hoping to make the leap from vegetable gardening to production for profit or new vegetable producers wanting to refine farm management.
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.
Finding new customers is a top priority for small business owners, but is often costly and time consuming.
Working Women's Discussion Lunch on April 26, 2017 in Meadville, PA Farm Accident Response Training May 6, 2017 in Williamsburg, PA Women Rooted in Agriculture May 10, 2017 in Chambersburg, PA
America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the census, to be mailed at the end of this year, is a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches, and those who operate them.
Propagation Practices for the Diversified Vegetable Farm at Pennypack Farm, Farming with Horses at Sankanac CSA at Camphill Village and Fertility and Forage in the Grazing Dairy at Kauffman Organic Dairy Farm
Historically, only half of the nation’s organic operations have participated in OCCSP, but through the expansion of funding availability to include all FSA county offices, USDA is looking to increase accessibility and participation rates. OCCSP reimburses 75 percent of producers and handlers’ costs for organic certification, defraying up to $750 of the costs associated with certification, including application and inspection fees.
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.
Do you have a passion for change and a background in social volunteering, academia, technology, start-ups, journalism or blogging?
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.
Registration is now open for the National Farm Viability Conference in Albany, NY, May 22-24, featuring three days of workshops, discussions and tours for professionals in farm and food business planning, financial planning, agricultural financing, farmland conservation, agricultural market development, and food hub management.
If you are a Southern Allegheny farmer and want to be involved in a Farm to Fork event in Altoona, check this out!
Check the Events section on PA-WAgN's website for day-long networking events in Western and Eastern PA. There is also a lunchtime Farminar coming soon by veteran woman farmer Moie Crawford.
Come enjoy a day dedicated to the sustainability of local businesses and farmland and of our own health and well-being. Also features valuable legal advice and a fascinating exploration of nature. Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, 9am-2pm VFW Post 804, 1258 Millville Road, Bloomsburg
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.
In case you can't make it to the farm, check out the webinar opportunities.
There's lots going on at The Rodale Institute. Check out the listings.
University of Vermont researchers have introduced a new mobile app that will calculate the crop productivity and pollination benefits of supporting endangered bees.
Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) has released a revised version of How to Conduct Research on Your Farm or Ranch.