Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Introducing our Resource Spotlight blog!

AliciaAre you a new farmer in need of land? Are you already established, but need to learn your way around a balance sheet? Do you need a loan, help understanding a contract or some technical assistance to receive organic certification? There's an app for that!

Well…not exactly. But there is a resource.

For 27 years – ever since the very first Farm Aid concert in 1985 – we've connected family farmers in crisis or those looking for new ideas to the resources they need. Over the years, we've built up a network of top-notch service providers, family farm and rural organizations and countless other resources to help family farmers thrive. Today, you can find those resources through our Farmer Resource Network website, 1-800-FARM-AID hotline and farmhelp@farmaid.org referral service. These connect you to more than 500 organizations providing services, tools and opportunities for family farm profitability and sustainability.

But how do you stay up-to-date on new opportunities? How can you learn about a new workshop in your area where you can learn from other farmers or that you're eligible for a new federal grant program?  Our answer is the Resource Spotlight blog, which highlights some of our favorite resources and spreads the word about new tools and timely opportunities for farmers and farm advocates. Here you'll find guides, funding announcements, webinars and workshop series and more!

We've made it easy for you to keep your eye on the spotlight. Sign up for email alerts from the Resource Spotlight blog or "Like" Farm Aid's Resource Spotlight Facebook page or follow @FRNspotlight on Twitter to receive updates.

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