Rep. Antonio Delgado @ Radio Kingston
Lindsey is joined in the studio at Radio Kingston by freshman Congressman Antonio Delgado (NY-19) to talk about his hotly contested race for office, representing the needs of beginning farmers in DC, and how he’s trying to reach across the aisle in an era of “political tribalism.” After the show, Lindsey and Jessica debrief. National […]
Bootstrap Dairy Farmer Video Release!
The Bootstrap Dairy Farmer Videos are finally here! In 2013, five young women chronicled their experiences of starting dairy farms on our Bootstrap Blog. In the long-awaited final installment of the series, three of the women take us to their farms in short films. Watch now and see how these women overcome icy temps, broken […]
Young Farmer Winter Supper – February 19th in New York City
Join us at the Young Farmer Winter Supper on February 19 for an evening of farm-fresh food, fellowship and startup stories, featuring short films by women dairy farmers, presented by Etsy, Stonyfield Farm and Wythe Hotel. Farm-to- Fork Feast prepared by Chef Mona Talbott of Talbott & Arding Cheese and Provisions and Chef Sean Rembold […]
Introducing Rose Robson and Robson’s Farm LLC of North Hanover, NJ
We’re excited to publish a new Farmer Profile of an inspiring beginning farmer every few weeks on the NYFC blog to help showcase the breadth and vision of the next generation of agricultural leaders. This one is from Rose Robson of Robson’s Farm LLC of North Hanover, NJ. My mom had originally thought I would build […]
Western Water Profile: De Smet Dairy Farms
Mike De Smet is known for his friendly disposition, his inability to say no to a challenge, and a deeply ingrained love of dairy farming. De Smet grew up on the 125-acre dairy farm he now manages. But this is not his father’s dairy—he and his wife, Erica, have embarked on an ambitious and pioneering […]
Farmer Profile: Introducing Rock Paper Scissors Goat Dairy of Cummington, MA
Partners Angie Arahood and Lee Lewis are launching Rock Paper Scissors Goat Dairy, a goat microdairy selling Certified Grade A raw milk in Cummington, MA.
Is social media working for your farm?
Even if we may prefer the company of cows or the peace of a field to the company of others, marketing is an undeniable part of operating a successful small farm or business. Farm conferences around the country now regularly offer marketing and social media training specifically to help nudge the more introverted among us […]
Bootstrap @ Chaseholm Farm – Reflections on My First Season
Last post! Before I had started farming I used to think about writing in a notebook or generally documenting my first steps so that I could see back and know what I had done and how to make it better. But once I started I was so busy and so worried I was forgetting something […]
Bootstrap @ Chaseholm Farm – Reflections on Policy
Hi All, it’s a rainy day in the Hudson Valley and the cows are inside, we made our rotation last until 10/27 in our first season. Not bad…but room for improvement. Today’s post is about policy issues and regulations and how they affect my farm. One of the clearest ways is in my ability to […]
BOOTSTRAP @ NORTH COUNTRY CREAMERY – DEVELOPING A MARKETING PLAN
By Ashlee Kleinhammer of North Country Creamery This year we took a multi-prong approach to marketing. I was striving toward an ideal that we would sell most of our products through a CSA. We managed to serve around a dozen members locally, and twenty-eight members through Juniper Hill Farms’ Farmigo share (a CSA service […]