BOOTSTRAP @ FORAGER FARM – ON TRAINING AND LEARNING

By Hannah Moser of Forager Farm Every single week we learn something new. We never stop learning. Farming is a profession where your weakest link and your biggest problems are apparent almost immediately. When Jonathon and I decided to start Forager Farm, we had a combined vegetable growing experience of roughly 10 years. We also had one full CSA season under our belt from our time spent working and learning at Captain’s Creek Organic Vegetable... Read More

BOOTSTRAP @ NORTH COUNTRY CREAMERY – REFLECTIONS ON TRAINING FOR A NEW FARMER

By Ashlee Kleinhammer of North Country Creamery I first landed on the east coast almost a decade ago, my initiation into dairy farming was watching the herdswoman, Judith, at Hawthorne Valley Farm tend the sixty Brown Swiss beasts. “I can never do that, but how freaking inspiring…” It’s an understatement to say that much has changed for me over these years. Like I mentioned in other posts, I started farming at educational farms because I liked... Read More

Northeast Farmers: Your Input Is Needed for UVM Curriculum Development

The UVM Extension New Farmer Project is seeking funding to develop a tractor education curriculum and train-the-trainer project that will be broadly available to help provide basic tractor safety, basic use and maintenance, and decision-making education to Northeast small scale and diversified farms. They are proposing to offer training that uses a variety of in-person and online formats to prepare participants to deliver tractor education for beginning... Read More