New Farmer Legal Resources from Farm Commons

Graphic courtesy of farmcommons.org. A quick message from farming attorney extraordinaire Rachel Armstrong about new resources available from Farm Commons. Hello Farmers and Food Advocates, We all know how vital good food safety practices are to our community of farmers and eaters. But, bad things can still happen to the best of farmers. Farm Commons has just released a new, detailed guide to the legal aspects of a farm-related food safety incident.... Read More

Tomorrow: USDA Deputy Secretary Harden Hosts an Online Workshop on Credit and Farm Finances

Deputy Harden visiting with a group of young farmers last fall. On Tuesday, April 1 at 4 p.m. EDT Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden will host a Google+ Hangout to discuss types of agricultural credit and ways to access them in support of your farm or ranch business. Read More  Read More

Upcoming Farm Law Webinar: Adding Value to Farm Products

The latest Farm Law Webinar is coming up for beginning farmers (and experienced farmers alike!) interested in learning more about how the law impacts their farm. Farm Commons is an organization dedicated to providing proactive legal services for sustainable agriculture, and we’re thrilled to help promote this webinar project. Read More  Read More

Farm Commons Law Webinar Coming Up – Developing a Good Buyer Relationship

The latest Farm Law Webinar is coming up for beginning farmers (and experienced farmers alike!) interested in learning more about how the law impacts their farm. Farm Commons is an organization dedicated to providing proactive legal services for sustainable agriculture, and we’re thrilled to help promote this webinar project. Read More  Read More

Free Webinar Next Week: An Introduction to Worker Cooperatives for Farmers and Start-Ups

Please join the National Young Farmers Coalition and the Democracy at Work Institute for a webinar on how cooperative businesses are helping to build local food economies and support young farmers in creating new markets, reaching new customers and building sustainable, rewarding farm-based enterprises. Read More  Read More

Upcoming Free Legal Webinars for Farmers

This winter, Farm Commons will offer free webinars on legal issues for farmers who market their product directly to consumers. Direct-to-consumer farmers are building a new food system, but farmers and advocates alike often don’t realize the unique laws and regulations that affect these unique farm operations. Addressing these potential issues before problems grow is essential to the growth of a stable, resilient community of farmers. The line-up... Read More

NYFC November 2013 Newsletter

  November is #FarmerHeroes month!  We’re celebrating a few farmer-members who represent our incredible network of bold, passionate, young farmers providing great food for their communities. Follow #FarmerHeroes this month on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Want to be a super hero?  Take a few minutes today to send a comment to the FDA to fix the food safety rules.  Deadline is Friday. Then, kickstart your winter business planning... Read More

Learn more about Cooperative Farming with this upcoming webinar

Please join the National Young Farmers Coalition and the  Democracy at Work Institute on November 21th at 6pm EST for a webinar on how cooperative businesses are helping to build local food economies and support young farmers in creating new markets, reaching new customers and building sustainable, rewarding farm-based enterprises. Read More  Read More

Your food safety questions answered live next week!

We have less than a month and a half until the comment period on the proposed food safety laws closes!  These new rules stand to have a huge impact on the way all farms and ranches operate – even beginning farmers – and it’s crucial that we submit comments to help shape the way the rules are written. Read More  Read More

Registration Open for Free Webinar Discussing FSA Microloan Program

FSA microloans can be used for anything from growing infrastructure to marketing equipment! You’ve heard us talk about the FSA microloan program. In fact, you probably were a part of the push over the past year to make it a reality. Well the USDA listened to us, so let’s make sure this program actually gets used! The microloan program offers low-interest loans up to $35,000 to better serve the financial operating needs of beginning, niche... Read More

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