Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Farmer Resource Network Resource Spotlight

JessieAs you might know, Farm Aid's Farmer Resource Network connects farmers to our resource partners and hundreds of organizations providing services, tools and opportunities for family farm profitability and sustainability, as well as immediate support. The Network's Resource Spotlight blog has posted a variety of resources centered on unique learning opportunities for farmers. From webinars on urban agriculture to grazing classes for livestock producers, the Resource Spotlight blog highlights top resources available across the country.  Some of the features from the past month include:

  • College Student Farms — Looking to combine academics with hands-on learning?  This 4-part series goes across the country highlighting the many opportunities for university students to gain skills in farming while providing food to CSAs, university dining halls, farmers markets, and more!
  • Web-based Tools — From crop planning to nitrogen management, these are just a few of the new and nimble web tools available to farmers.
  • Veteran Farming Programs — Check out how these programs create opportunities for military servicemen and women to use their great sense of service to find meaningful careers in farming and agriculture.
  • Farm Incubator Programs — From the Northwest to the Southeast, incubator farm programs are training the next generation of farmers.  Interested in learning more about how you can take the next steps towards a career in farming?  Check out these projects!

In addition to the above list, the Resource Spotlight blog highlights a variety of grant, conservation, and federal program opportunities available to farmers. Interested in learning more?  Subscribe today to receive our updates by email!

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