Kentucky Conference and Young Farmer Visits

Carolyn, Jacob and baby Finn with Cotton the dog on their farm outside of Lexington, Kentucky. Thanks for being great hosts! The Conference Last week I traveled to Lexington, Kentucky for the American Farmland Trust’s “Farmland, Food and Livable Communities” conference. The conference was the first of its kind to focus on these challenges at the national level and it brought together a broad spectrum of service providers, funders, land trust... Read More

NYFC Members Get $10 Off the CSA Expert Exchange!

Attention CSA Farmers!   The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) and Small Farm Central are proud to announce the CSA Expert Exchange, a one-day online conference that will bring farmers together to learn the best practices from experts on CSA management, member retention, member education, certification, equipment, and profitability. Noted CSA pioneer Elizabeth Henderson will give a keynote address about the importance... Read More

Upcoming Community Initiatives in Sustainable Agriculture Conference

The Community Initiatives in Sustainable Agriculture Conference (CISA) will take place April 5-7, 2013 at Lawrence University and Riverview Gardens in Appleton, WI.  The mission is to provide the necessary community, resources, and experience to establish and support new farmers.  The conference will be a venue for young people to engage in conversations and educational activities, featuring farmer panels, workshops, open space discussions, local... Read More

CSA Farmers – CSA Online Conference Coming Up On March 15

The CSA Expert Exchange is an online conference for CSA farmers (or those interested in learning more about running a CSA) Friday, March 15th, from 11am – 4pm EST (8am – 1pm PDT).  Topics include community involvement, strategies for increasing member retention, certifications, equipment, finding the right scale for your CSA operation, and legal issues Research indicates that many Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms are experiencing... Read More

Beginning Farmers of Connecticut – a few upcoming events from CT NOFA

Due by December 31, 2012: Deadline for Journeyperson Applications CT NOFA is accepting registrations for the 2013-2015 Journeyperson Program.  This provides education and business stipends, mentor support and free admission to CT NOFA programs for two years for Connecticut farmers that are independently farming for the first time.  You can learn more about the program on the Journeyperson Page and you can apply here. CT NOFA “Getting Started... Read More

Hang Out with the Young Farmers at the MOSES Conference

Headed to the MOSES (Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service) Conference this February? Connect with other young farmers there at the NYFC-led workshop “Organizing for Our Collective Success: Beginning Farmer Resources & Coalition Building!“ NYFC’s Sophie Ackoff will be discussing how to organize with other beginning farmers and ranchers in your area to help each other succeed.  NYFC’s regional chapters foster the... Read More