"If you’re exploring the idea of adding berries and bramble fruits to your farm, this course will help you consider all the aspects of this decision, from varieties and site selection all the way through profit potential and marketing."
A Plain Language Guide from the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. In this guide you will learn about: processing raw fruits and vegetables into a finished product that you can sell; preparing for a specialty food business; packaging and selling your value-added product.
A Plain Language Guide from the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. In this guide you will leanr about: when toharvest fresh vegetables; post-harvest handling and food safety; preparing produce for market.
A Plain Language Guide from the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. In this guide, you will learn about: Purpose of the End of Season Survey; Step-by-Step Instructions to complete the survey; Contact information for the USDA.
"Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's Farm Apprenticeship program connects people wanting to learn organic farming with experienced farmers willing to share their expertise. The typical arrangement involves an exchange of labor for room, board, a stipend, and informal, intensive training and experience in farming.
"The New Jersey Department of Agriculture/New Jersey Wine Industry Advisory Council (NJWIAC) awards grants for wine industry projects to address research, development and promotion of the New Jersey Wines Industry."
Community CROPS provides training, technical assistance and land access to beginning, immigrant and limited-resource farmers. Our goal is to help people create sustainable farm businesses to feed their families and their community. CROPS helps graduates of our 3-year program locate land to rent for starting their farm business.
"Under the High Tunnel Loan Program, Missouri producers who have been approved by USDA NRCS, through either the USDA NRCS EQIP Seasonal High Tunnel System Initiative or the EQIP Organic Initiative for a seasonal high tunnel reimbursement, will be eligible for a short term loan.
In order to become certified organic, producers must demonstrate to an accredited certifier that their farm operation complies with National Organic Program regulations. This process is begun by completing an Organic System Plan (OSP) – normally part of the application for certification.
Since the few large commercial suppliers of plugs do not produce organic plugs, growers must produce their own or buy them locally. This publication presents information on raising vegetable and ornamental plugs and transplants, but it is not intended as an introduction to the subject.